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Erica Bryan via YouTube
Erica Bryan via YouTube
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Country Con Welcomes Erica Bryan [VIDEO]

Originally from Roswell, GA, Erica Bryan headed to New York City to pursue a career in musical theater where she trained with Broadway's best and toured the country and became a better singer and performer. After a few years, she decided to take a different path which took her to Nashville. Erica will be joining us Saturday, September 12th at Country Con!

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RuthieCollins via YouTube
RuthieCollins via YouTube
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Ruthie Collins Joining Country Con! [VIDEO]

I can't believe it, but Country Con is less than a month away! Over 50 live country acts performing on three stages throughout the day on September 12th at the Owensboro Convention Center and tons of country-themed vendors.

Ruthie Collins is joining us for Country Con and y'all are going to love her style! Take a look at this live video of her singing "Trainwreckin"!

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WKU Owensboro via Facebook
WKU Owensboro via Facebook
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WKU Owensboro Hosting Dr. Gary Ransdell Appreciation Night Featuring Aaron Kizer

Western Kentucky University's Owensboro campus is hosting Dr. Gary Ransdell Appreciation Night on its campus Saturday, August 22nd. The event will be held at the WKU-Owensboro campus at 4821 New Hartford Road and feature live paintings from Aaron Kizer.

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Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for The Music Center
Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for The Music Center
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Owensboro Native Florence Henderson To Serve As Grand Marshal In The Christmas Parade

How exciting is this?!? TV's favorite Mom is coming to Owensboro to kick off the Holiday season! Florence Henderson, best know as Carol Brady in "The Brady Bunch" will serve as the Grand Marshal in the 2015 Owensboro-Daviess County Christmas Parade! The parade organization announced today that the Owensboro native will kick-off the 79th annual parade on Saturday, November 21st in downtown Owensboro!

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Owensboro Tennis
Owensboro Tennis
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Centre Court Grand Opening Sunday

Owensboro's brand new indoor tennis facility, Centre Court, will open its doors to the general public this Sunday with a grand opening from 1pm-4pm.

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NiseriN, ThinkStock
NiseriN, ThinkStock
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2015 D.A.R.E. Golf Scramble Coming In September

Listen up golfers, here's a great opportunity for you to give back to your community and play some golf! It's the 2015 D.A.R.E. Golf Scramble and it's coming up soon!

Here's some info from the Owensboro Police Department...

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International Bluegrass Music Museum/Facebook
International Bluegrass Music Museum/Facebook
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International Bluegrass Music Museum Receives Distinguished Achievement Award

The International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro has received International Bluegrass Music Association's 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award.

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The Pitino Shelter, Facebook
The Pitino Shelter, Facebook
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The Pitino Shelter’s List Of Most Needed Items

 

The Pitino Shelter is a wonderful facility here in Owensboro that houses homeless individuals and families, in attempts to transition them to permanent housing. They are always eager for volunteers to come help out by donating their time, money or products. Here is the latest list of items needed for the residents at The Pitino Shelter:

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Bud’s Harley-Davidson Bringing Harley Simulator To Country Con

Wanna ride a Harley? Want to see what all the hype of riding a motorcycle is, but don't have one? Come September 12th, Bud's Harley-Davidson has your chance to hit the road, without moving an inch! You can check out the Bud's Harley Simulator at Country Con! 

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Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
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Heart Songs for Veterans to Be Featured at Country Con

A host of artists contribute their talents to Heart Songs for Veterans, which utilizes music to support awareness and funding to the veteran and wounded soldier community.

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Jason Koger Bionic Hand Video
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Check Out Jason Koger’s Bionic Hand! [VIDEO]

Many of you know of Jason Koger. He lost both of his hands in an accident a few years back and has basically become a spokesperson for the amputee community ever since. Jason is a dear friend of ours here at WBKR and was recently in the studio. He was telling us about his new bionic hand and it was so cool, I just knew we had to show y'all.

Check this out!

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Cecil Farms Produce
Cecil Farms Produce
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Yard Party Friday!

We are hosting another yard party this Friday, August 7th at the WBKR station. Join us for lunch as we raise money for New Beginnings.We are also excited that Cecil Farms Produce will be joining us and bring lots of yummy watermelons!

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