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Owensboro Police Department Kicks Off 2012 Drive Sober Campaign

It's pretty simple, friends. If you have too much to drink--and too much isn't that much--and you get behind the wheel of a car, you immediately become a danger to yourself and others.

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Did You Know There’s Another WBKR?

I was speaking, recently, to a teacher and, somehow, Wikipedia came up in the conversation. I had mentioned that a comedian had said that you can find on Wikipedia what you spent tens of thousands of dollars and four years to learn in college.

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Reid's Orchard
Reid's Orchard
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Reid’s Orchard Christmas Open House THIS Weekend

On Friday, I had the pleasure of broadcasting my Midday Show from Reid's Orchard. I LOVE that place! (And, not just because they feed me snacks all day, ha!)

It's such a great place and this weekend is their Christmas Open House!

Stop by today from 10:00am-4:00pm and on Sunday Noon - 4:00pm and check out all the Reid's has to offer!

You can get fruit baskets, specialty gift baskets and even baskets geared for those tough-to-shop-for men in your life! These baskets come in all different price ranges and you can even make your own!

They are also going to be offering samplings of some of their most popular items such as; salad dressings, popcorn, fudge, jellies, muffins and lots more!

If you don't have time to make it out to Reid's, but want to give some of these great baskets as gifts

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Moon with Jeff and Rachelle Roby and their daughter at the 2009 BBQ Festival. Oh, and there's Kizzy. (Townsquare Media)
Moon with Jeff and Rachelle Roby and their daughter at the 2009 BBQ Festival. Oh, and there's Kizzy. (Townsquare Media)
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Sergeant Jeff Roby Receives Cap Gardner Award

Casper "Cap" Gardner was Owensboro's mayor from 1954 to 1958. In 2007, an award was initiated in his honor to recognize city employees for outstanding service to the community. And for each of these past six years, Ms. Gayle Gardner--Mayor Gardner's widow--has presented the award.

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YouTube
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Owensboro on YouTube: DC Band of Pride Featured in Murray State Video Magazine [VIDEO]

I love the "Owensboro on YouTube" feature, but I gotta be honest, it's been slim pickings of late. But one of YouTube's newest videos ends the drought on a high note. (No pun intended...well, maybe just a little.)

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Photo by: Leashah/flickrcreativecommons
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“Christmas Cards For Veterans” Collection Begins

The Owensboro Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau will again begin collecting Christmas Cards for Veterans in 2012. All cards collected will be distributed to veterans in senior living facilities and nursing homes. 

 Last year, over 1800 cards were collected and distributed to area veterans in 13 different facilities around Owensboro, as well as the Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson. This is the Convention & Visitors Bureau’s sixth year collecting cards.

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Jaclyn, Carl Glahn, Dave Spencer. (Photo by Moon Mullins)
Jaclyn, Carl Glahn, Dave Spencer. (Photo by Moon Mullins)
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$1000 Winner Carl Glahn Adds Wings to His War Chest [AUDIO]

All of us here at WBKR were thrilled on Monday afternoon after learning that the day's first Win Cash nationwide $1000 winner was from Owensboro! A big congratulations to Carl Glahn who had never won anything before.

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Brasher Bogue Facebook Page
Brasher Bogue Facebook Page
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Brasher Bogue To Headline Local Benefit At Pangea Cafe’

If you're a fan of great local musicians and local non-profit organizations, I have your Saturday night plans all maped out for you! Brasher Bogue will be headling a benefit show at Pangea Cafe (1320 Carter road, Owensboro) raising money for the Joe Ford Nature Center and the Raptor Club. Listen to my Midday Show this week, because I have your chance to win tickets to the show!

Other local artists performing are the Green Merritt Project, Ryan Hayden & The Bourbon Barrel Band and yours truly... Jaclyn Graves!

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YouTube
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Has There Been Another Bigfoot Sighting? [VIDEO]

Bigfoot sightings are dime a dozen in the U.S. of A. But we love 'em, don't we? Bigfoot is pure American folklore of the highest order. Of course, folklore indicates fictional. And there are those who cry foul on that assessment.

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Photo by Dave Spencer
Photo by Dave Spencer
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WBKR and Chamber of Commerce Encourage You to Vote

On Wednesdays, I answer the phones at the front desk during lunch. This Wednesday, I looked up and was startled to see President Barack Obama, Governor Mitt Romney, and Big Bird walking across the parking lot.

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Verite Cinema
Verite Cinema
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River City Festival of Films Set for November 3

In Owensboro, we love our festivals, don't we? Well, carve out some time for another one. The River City Festival of Films will roll out November 3 at Kentucky Wesleyan College.

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Classic Joe Lowe (Image from Joe's Facebook page)
Classic Joe Lowe (Image from Joe's Facebook page)
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Joe Lowe Named Grand Marshal of Owensboro Christmas Parade

The holiday season is going to be difficult time for Joe Lowe's family.  It's going to be difficult for his radio family as well.  Holidays are always trying when they arrive shortly after losing someone.  But, this Christmas season, the memory of our friend Joe Lowe is going to be alive and well thanks to a big announcement from the Owensboro-Daviess Christmas Parade Association.  They have named Joe Lowe the 2012 Grand Marshal of the parade!

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