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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
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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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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Town Mountain to Perform at Bluegrass Museum Fundraiser [VIDEO]

The song in the video below is called "Diggin' on the Mountainside." Well, I'm diggin' on Town Mountain. And you can too when they perform live during a benefit for the International Bluegrass Music Museum next Friday, October 26.

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thomasrdotorg/Flickr Creative Commons
thomasrdotorg/Flickr Creative Commons
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25th Christmas Wish Toy Run Hits the Road November 10

I say it every year. Once we get to September 1st, the last four months just fly by and Christmas is here before you know it. But Christmas Wish gets here a lot quicker.

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Peter Mooney/Flickr Creative Commons
Peter Mooney/Flickr Creative Commons
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Precious Blood Spirit Sprint Set for October 20

Come one, come all! It's fun for all ages...literally. There are 14 different age divisions in the 1st Annual Precious Blood Spirit Sprint 5K Run/Walk 2012.

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