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Pam Howell/Highland Elementary
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The St. Jude Celebrity Phone Bank 2016 Line-Up [Photos]

This year's Celebrity Phone Bank for the WBKR St. Jude Radiothon is one the most exciting and diverse line-ups we have ever had.  We have local singers, artists, an elementary school choir and two nationally-known groups from Nashville joining coming to the WBKR studio to help us raise money for the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.   Wanna sneak peek at who'll be joining us?  Check this out!

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Kate Hasting Band/Kelsey Hart
Kate Hasting Band/Kelsey Hart
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Denim & Diamonds: St. Jude Concert Fundraiser Tonight

St. Jude season is underway here at WBKR and we are gearing up for our annual fundraising concert, Denim & Diamonds.  The show is 7pm, TONIGHT at Theatre Workshop's Empress Theatre and it's going to be incredible.  Check out the line-up and get your ticket info here!

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Kate Hasting Band/Kelsey Hart
Kate Hasting Band/Kelsey Hart
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Denim & Diamonds 2016: Tickets Going Fast for Annual St. Jude Concert Fundraiser

St. Jude season is underway here at WBKR and we are gearing up for our annual fundraising concert, Denim & Diamonds.  The show is Friday, February 26th at Theatre Workshop's Empress Theatre and it's going to be incredible.  Check out the line-up and get your tickets now!

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Photo by Jenny Howard
Photo by Jenny Howard
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Gavin Howard Selling New St. Jude Shirts [Photos]

St. Jude season is in full swing here at WBKR and our buddy, Gavin Howard, is at it again.  As you all likely know, Gavin has a history of supporting the WBKR St. Jude Radiothon and this year is no different.  He is once again selling St. Jude-inspired t-shirts.  And this year's batch is baseball themed.  LOOK!

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88th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon - Arrivals
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Jennifer Lawrence Donates $2 Million To Kosair To Establish Cardiac ICU [VIDEO]

Louisville native and actress Jennifer Lawrence is giving back big to her hometown Kosair Children's Hospital.

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Lucy my Rescue
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It’s National Adoption Weekend at PetSmart!

It's National Adoption Weekend at PetSmart Stores across the country!

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Taylor’s Tavern Hosting Fundraiser for Shaun Winstead on Saturday

Taylor's Tavern is hosting a fundraiser Saturday for Shaun Winstead.  The 37-year-old Owensboro man was recently diagnosed with an incredibly rare form of lymphoma and is just beginning an aggressive chemotherapy treatment that will last nearly eight months.His friends and family are rallying to his side Saturday and invite you to help.

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Richie Havens Memorial Celebration And Aerial Scattering Of Ashes
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Danny Glover Coming to Owensboro

Danny Glover, star of hit movies like The Color Purple and the Lethal Weapon series, is coming to Owensboro.

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Locals Collect 10,000 Bottles of Water for Flint, Michigan

You likely have heard about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.   As a matter of fact, the residents there remain in desperate need of fresh drinking water.  And, thanks to some folks from right here in Western Kentucky, they got a a HUGE shipment of it late Saturday night.  Trent Nall and his sister LuAnn Brown-Randolph joined forces and rallied people in Ohio and Daviess Counties to help.  And groups like Lady Luck Tattoo and Body Piercing and Kentucky Wesleyan College chipped in to collect.  And the results were astounding.

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Photo from Bradley DeHart
Photo from Bradley DeHart
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Owensboro Man Taking Orders for St. Jude Inspired Cookbook

Last year, Bradley DeHart traveled to Memphis with us to visit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  To say he was immediately changed and driven is an understatement.  A couple of weeks later, he was standing beside me and Jaclyn and logging nearly 40 miles on a treadmill and raising thousands of dollars in our Sweatin' for St. Jude event.  And, now, he's taking his support of the hospital one step further.  Brad is publishing a cookbook and all the proceeds will benefit the children of St. Jude.

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VladimirFLoyd, ThinkStock
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Name A Cockroach After Your Sweetie? Yep, It’s A Thing.

I am a self-proclaimed terrible gift giver, but even I know this may come across the wrong way, ha! The Bronx Zoo is giving you the chance to give your someone special the gift of naming a cockroach after them! Yep, you read that right, ha! Now, I don't have anyone to get a Valentine's gift for this year, but I can think of a few past mistakes that I wouldn't mind giving this to, ha!

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Federal State Of Emergency Declared In Flint, Michigan Over Contaminated Water Supply
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Western Kentucky Group Collecting Water for Flint, Michigan

You likely have heard about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.  Never mind the political and social implications of what happened and how it happened.  The bottom line is this.  The residents of Flint are in desperate  need of fresh drinking water.  And, thanks to some folks from right here in Western Kentucky, they're about to get it . . . with your help!

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Category: Charity, Newsletter

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