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KWC To Present The Festival of Lessons And Carols

I love spending time with the family during the holidays. I especially enjoy spending time with the family while going to shows and activities that showcase the holidays.

If you like this as well, then here is an activity you may enjoy with your family this Holiday season

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Photo by Jordan Winders
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Western Ky Town In Old X-Files Comic

It never ceases to amaze me the things I find while cleaning. A few weeks ago it was a book of country start from the 90's that I find in a box while cleaning. Today it was a comic book from 1997 that I found

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Photo by Jordan Winders
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Thanksgiving Break Break At The Edge Ice Center

Aside from the holidays and snow, noting says winter like ice skating. There is just something about being out on the ice all wrapped up, spending time with friends and family. And I especially enjoy seeing having fun ice skating

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Small Business Saturday Is November 30th

Started in 2010 by American Express, the Small Business Saturday movement in 2012 generated more than $5.5 billion in spending on that day. SBS is a great way to show your local businesses support by shopping in their stores and by supporting your local economy.

The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce invites you to SHOP SMALL, BUY LOCAL on Saturday, November 30th!

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Annual Christmas Card Collection For Veterans

The Owensboro Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau is continuing their annual tradition of collecting holiday cards for delivery to area veterans in senior living facilities and nursing homes.

Last year's card drive collected more than 4,500 cards for area veterans. The cards were distributed to veterans at 13 different facilities in and around Owensboro, including the Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson.

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KWC Wind Ensemble to Perform “Rhapsody in Blue”

One of the works I always enjoyed getting to hear as a music student in college was Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”. The first time I heard it, which was many years before college, I fell in love with the jazz sound and started to look more into the world of jazz

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Apollo High School Christmas Play

Looking for a way to help support the arts and local students this holiday season? Then you will want to check out the upcoming production by the special services students at Apollo High School. These students who are part of Apollo’s Music Appreciation class will join members of the Apollo Advanced Chorus and Apollo Advanced Drama for the holiday play “I Need a Little Christmas Vacation”

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Photo: Emily Fulkerson
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The Journey Home Harvest Event: Weekend Fundraiser For Tri-State Teen

Mary Frances Lewis-Fulkerson is an Owensboro teenager who was injured in a horrible car accident in September. Although doctors didn't expect her to survive 24 hours after the accident, Mary Frances still continues to prove them wrong. She's a feisty little fighter!

One of five children, Mary Frances is now at the Craig Institute in Englewood, California. Although she has already far-exceeded all expectations put on her, she still has an incredible journey ahead of her.

The Journey Home Harvest Event this weekend is a way for YOU to help and support this young girl and her family.

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10 Things Owensboro Residents are Thankful For

We have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. Owensboro was named an All American City this year because of our extensive renovations and property improvements. And, Owensboro is a great place to live. But there are certain things that we need to extend a token of our gratitude to. Here at WBKR, we sat down and came up with our top 10 things Owensboro residents should be thankful for in 2013.

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Miss Daviess County Helping Collect Glasses

There is nothing better than seeing people help out a worthy cause. And the reigning Miss Daviess County, Katie Bouchard is helping raise awareness and donations for the Daviess County Lions Club Eye Foundation

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Local Artist In Old Country Music Book I Found

I love going through boxes of old stuff in the attic and find a really cool surprise! Recently I can across just that. While cleaning out my storage room, I found a book (could be considered more of a magazine) from 1996

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KWC To Host Fall Open House

Getting ready to start college is a hard step. I remember when I was in high school trying to sort through all of the information and select a college. There is so much to take into consideration and so many different paths you can take toward your adult life

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