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Old Hickory’s John Foreman Wins on Destination America’s BBQ Pitmasters [VIDEO]

It was hard to watch BBQ Pitmasters Sunday night and not get up and go get some mutton. Good Lord, did it look good, or what?

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The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce’s Centennial Celebration

Over the weekend, the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 100th anniversary with more than 500 business members, leaders, and guests. Several awards were given that evening including the Member of the Century and the Joe Lowe Communicator of the Year.

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Three Owensboro Events on Southeast Tourism Top 20 List

We are lucky in Owensboro to have a variety of events, performances, and festivals to attend and be a part of. All of the events add to what makes this area great and adds a unique flare that can set us apart from other areas

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Color Us Proud Owensboro’s Color Blast 5K

Six local non-profit organizations are coming together in celebration of March being Disability Awareness Month with an awesome event here in Owensboro. Puzzle Pieces, Wendell Foster’s Campus for Developmental Disabilities, Dream Riders of Kentucky, Team Karlie, Two Rivers Buddy Ball and Green River Area Down Syndrome Association are collaborating together to host a Color Blast 5K (walk/run) in English Park to honor individuals who have unique qualities and abilities.

I have been wanting to participate in a run like this for a while and can't wait to join in the fun on Saturday, March 23rd! You should come out too!

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The Owensboro Convention Center Invites You To Their “Topping Out” Celebration

The Owensboro Convention Center invites to the the ceremonial "Topping Out" celebration. City, county and Industrial Development (IDA) officials along with General Contractor Denark Construction, Trahan Architects and operator, Global Spectrum, are planning for the ceremony over a two-day schedule; January 10th and 11th.

Owensboro’s ceremony is adding a unique twist to the traditional ceremony by allowing the public to participate. The two-day schedule creates the opportunity to allow the general public to participate on Thursday, January 10th as they will be invited to sign the beam for a small contribution to the United Way of the Ohio Valley.

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Brasher/Bogue Preview a Track from Upcoming Album [VIDEO]

Brasher/Bogue visited the WBKR studios on Thursday afternoon and performed their new single "By God." And I usually don't let them leave without getting at least two more out of 'em.

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Brasher/Bogue Performs New Single Live at WBKR [VIDEO]

Our studio door is always open for our good friends Andy Brasher and Dustin Bogue--Brasher/Bogue. On Wednesday afternoon, the guys joined me on the air and filled us in on what they've been up to, of late.

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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 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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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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