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Guns & Hoses Coming Up! Watch A Fight! [VIDEO]

Guns and Hoses is coming up soon! It's the annual boxing match at The Ford Center between firemen and police officers, which benefits 911 Gives Hope. This afternoon, EPD Chief Billy Bolin came into the WBKR studios to talk about the event. I told him that I'd never been able to see the matches in the previous years and he pointed me in the direction of Youtube. Turns out there are tons of videos online that show you just how serious the fighters take these bouts!

Take a look and check it out!

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Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
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City of Owensboro Announces Moonlight Ride for St. Jude

Here at WBKR, we are so excited to be involved with a brand new event here in the City of Owensboro.  And we're even more thrilled that the Moonlight Ride will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  Here's the scoop on what we have planned for this exciting moonlight bike ride!

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Chad and Jac are Sweatin’ for St. Jude — Here’s the Live Stream

We are just minutes away from our first-ever Sweatin' for St. Jude event and Jaclyn and Chad are gearing up to spend 12 hours on side-by-side treadmills at the Owensboro Family YMCA.

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The Sweatin’ for St. Jude Photo Shoot [Photos]

We are just days away from our first-ever Sweatin' for St. Jude event and Jaclyn and I are gearing up to spend 12 hours on side-by-side treadmills at the Owensboro Family YMCA.  To give you an idea of what to expect, Jac and I went over to the Y to become acquainted with our treadmills and pose for some publicity shots.  And, naturally, it was a hot mess.

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Dream Copy Photography
Dream Copy Photography
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Meet Jagger: Our SPARKY Pet of the Week

This cat's got moves like Jagger!  In fact, this adorable feline is named Jagger and he's our SPARKY Pet of the Week!

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What are Chad and Jaclyn Sweatin’ For? [Video]

It happens one week from today.  Two deejays.  Two treadmills.  Twelve hours!!  Yep!  Jaclyn and I are ready to start sweatin'.  So, just what are we sweatin' for?  Check it out!

 

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Knottsville Boy’s St. Jude Fundraiser Earns State Recognition

This kid is a fundraising machine.  In December, Gavin Howard of Knottsville embarked on his mission to raise as much money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as he could.  With the help of his parents, Gavin designed "Peace, Love, Cure" shirts and hoodies and he's been selling them like crazy.  In fact, at press time, Gavin has sold over 500 and the orders just keep rolling in.  There have been stories about him in the Messenger-Inquirer, on WFIE, WAVE-3 in Louisville and here at WBKR.com.  And Gavin's now getting attention from the Ky State House of Representatives, who, this week, sent Gavin a special certificate of recognition.  LOOK!

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Photo courtesy of Rick Nelson/Facebook
Photo courtesy of Rick Nelson/Facebook
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Cool Registration Incentives for Owensboro’s Color Blast 5K

Last year's Color Blast 5K was a huge record-setting success.  Over 4,000 runners and walkers joined us in downtown Owensboro for the biggest 5K in the history of Daviess County.  The goal for 2014's Color Blast is 6,000 runners/walkers and registrations are already underway. In fact, the groups behind the event are offering some really cool "early bird" registration incentives.  Check this out!

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H.L. Neblett Community Center Annual Banquet Features Celebrity Guests

The theme of this year's H.L. Neblett Community Center banquet is "Take Ownership to Make a Difference." And the event features an impressive list of special guests and you're invited to attend.

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Mark Smith Photography
Mark Smith Photography
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The Polar Bear PUSH [Photos]

I have already shared the video of the 2014 Polar Bear PUSH!  Yes, I have renamed the "Plunge" the "Push" because my friend David Bristow, from Southern Star, offered up $100 to Special Olympics Kentucky if he could PUSH me into the 12-degree water.  And while the video is hilarious, it doesn't quite capture the play-by-play like these photos from Mark Smith Photography.  Check these out.  Mark totally captured the sequence of events!

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Photo by Suzanne Miles
Photo by Suzanne Miles
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WBKR and Southern Star Present: The Polar Bear PUSH [Video]

12 degrees.  That's how cold the water was Saturday for the 2014 Polar Bear Plunge.  12 degrees, People!  But, 157 plungers were there to jump in it anyway and help raise money for Special Olympics Kentucky.  I was going to plunge too . . . but had a change of heart when my friend David Bristow, from Southern Star, offered up an additional $100 to charity if he could push me in.  Naturally, I said "Yes!"  And the cameras were rolling.

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Watch Sara Evans at Denim & Diamonds [Video]

You likely know by now that Sara Evans made a surprise appearance at our Denim & Diamonds St. Jude fundraiser last Friday night.  Here's the video!  Jaclyn and I had a ball teasing the crowd with our little secret surprise and they absolutely went nuts when they realized Sara was there.  WATCH!

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