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John Calipari Will Be at the Owensboro Sportscenter Tuesday for Book Signing

John Calipari's new book Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out was released Tuesday, April 15th and he's been on a whirlwind tour supporting it.

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Alfred Hitchcock Had a Role in Shaping My Life…’Naturally,’ Some Would Say [VIDEO]

It looks like a headline best saved for Halloween. But Chad's awesome blog, last week, about some of the books he enjoyed when he was a kid reminded me of what used to line my book shelf.

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What Books Did You Read in Your Elementary School Library?

To get ready for the Read Across America event Saturday at Towne Square Mall, I stopped by to see librarian Patti Moore at Newton Parrish Elementary school.  As soon as I walked in the room and saw the shelves full of books, I had instant flashbacks to the library at Thruston Elementary School where Mrs. Nation was the librarian.  And almost just as instantly, I started recalling the books that she used to read us and the ones I used to love reading myself.  And, to my surprise, many of the same books were at Newton Parrish.  LOOK!

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Photo courtesy of Angie Tutt/Towne Square Mall
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Chad Celebrates Read Across America Day at Towne Square Mall

Today marks the 17th annual Read Across America Day.  But here in Owensboro, celebrations got an early start with a huge Dr. Seuss-themed event at Towne Square Mall Saturday.  And I was on hand to read the Dr. Seuss classic, The Lorax!

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Former WBKR Staffer Matthew Alan Hughes Releases Horror Novel

We always say working for WBKR can be scary.  LOL!  Matthew Alan Hughes (a.k.a. Matt), who worked for us for five years, knows this all too well.  But now Matt is taking "scary" a step further and is set to release a brand new horror novel called The Wheel of Misfortune.  Wanna know what it's about and how you can get a copy?

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Owensboro Mentioned in Nicholas Sparks’ New Novel “The Longest Ride”

While his characters don't refer to my hometown too fondly, Nicholas Sparks seems to at least KNOW about Owensboro, Kentucky.  In fact, the best-selling author includes us in his latest novel, The Longest Ride.  Check out the excerpt!  Owensboro gets four shout-outs in the book.

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“Lone Survivor” Movie Trailer [VIDEO]

Chad and I had the honor of hearing Marcus Luttrell speak during one of our trips to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. No, Marcus isn't a child with cancer, nor does he have one. Marcus, a US Navy SEAL, is the only survivor of Operation Red Wing. Neither of us will ever forget being on the edge of our seats, listening to him tell the horrifying story of that day and the days following.

Lone Survivor is an upcoming movie about Operation Red Wing. I encourage you to watch this trailer and to learn more about Marcus. He is a true American hero and I will always be grateful for Marcus and other men and women of our great military who protect us by sacrificing themselves.

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Mass Murderer from Illinois Collaborates on New Book About Preventing Such Crimes [VIDEO]

In 1985, then-18-year-old Tom V. Odle--fueled by LSD intoxication--stabbed his parents to death then killed his sister and two brothers. The shocking crimes happened just a couple of hours away in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

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Owensboro Pediatrician Andrea Johnston Co-Authors New Book: The Baby Companion

Owensboro-based pediatrician Andrea Powell Johnston has co-written a brand new book that "brings medicine and faith together."  It's called The Baby Companion: A Faith-Filled Guide for Your Journey Through Baby's First Year and it is available for purchase now!  Read what Amazon.com has to say about this brand new, insightful guide for moms!

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New Beginnings Book Sale Starts Today at Towne Square Mall

New Beginnings of Owensboro is having a gigantic book sale THIS WEEKEND!  The sale begins today and runs through Sunday in the old Dawahares space inside Towne Square Mall.  And the best part about the sale . . . the unbelievable low price!  You are gonna be able to stock up!

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Kizzy Wants to Read Willie Nelson’s New Book [Audio]

Yep!  Willie Nelson is set to release a brand new memoir.  Roll Me Up and Smoke When I Die is set to be released on Tuesday, November 13th and Willie promises to spill the beans about his family, music, politics, and "smoking."  Kizzy called The WBKR Waking Crew this week to share her thoughts about the book and, trust us, she's got Georgia on her mind!  Listen . . .

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I Missed the Death of a Personal Icon

You've seen those signs, haven't you? The ones that say, "If you can read this, thank a teacher." Well, I do. I also thank the late author Donald J. Sobol. He and all of my grade school teachers made quite a team.

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