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ALDI Conducting Hiring Events in July and August

In May, it was announced that discount supermarket chain, ALDI, was coming to Owensboro. In fact, work has already begun out on Highway 54 between Highland Elementary School and Wal-Mart

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Why Do Gas Prices Around Here Have to Be So @#$% High?

I was driving back from Nashville Sunday evening and stopped at a little place just north of the city--but still likely in the Nashville metro--to get gas.

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Kentucky Restaurant’s No Tipping Policy Raising Eyebrows

Packhouse Meats is a new restaurant in Newport, Kentucky. It opened in January. And...it has a "no tipping" policy.

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(Photo courtesy of Ron Harmon)
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Tickets Selling Fast for WBKR Night at the Opry

WBKR Night at the Opry is just a couple of weeks away and tickets are going quickly!  It's Saturday, April 19th at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.  And WBKR listeners can buy exclusive discount tickets.  And there are two different options available.  One option will get you into the show.  The second option includes an exclusive backstage tour!

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The New Rooster Booster Emcee Is …

The Owensboro Daviess County Chamber of Commerce announced their new Rooster Booster Emcee this morning.  I am pleased to say it is my co-host Chad Benefield!  You will be hearing more about this tomorrow with the WBKR Waking Crew

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5 Things to Know About Your 401(k) — Like What Exactly Is a 401(k)?

Be honest: Do you really know what a 401(k) is? Because a lot of people don't—even people who have one. Let us try to explain it to you.

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Beauty Pageant Fundraiser for Watson Family Saturday in Muhlenberg County

Its called Hearts & Halos and the event is coming up Saturday afternoon at the Merle Travis Center in Powderly.  It's a beauty pageant fundraiser for the Watson Family, victims of the tragic and fatal Muhlenberg County house fire that occurred back in January.  There are all sorts of age divisions and prizes to be won.  For full registration details, keep reading!

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State Budget Passed by the Kentucky Senate

On Monday, March 24, there was a 25-2 vote in the Senate in favor of adopting the $20 billion two-year state budget agreement, recommended by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear.

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Get Tickets for WBKR Night at the Opry

WBKR Night at the Opry is back!  It's Saturday, April 19th at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.  And WBKR listeners can buy exclusive discount tickets.  But you have to hurry.  Supplies are limited!

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DCPS Announces 2014 Graduation Dates

Well, spring looks to be on its way (finally!!) and there hopefully won't be any more snow days. While some kids may not like that, it means that they will at least know when summer break will get here!

Daviess County Public Schools announced Friday the last day of classes and dates for the 2014 graduation ceremonies

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IRS ‘Dirty Dozen’ Tax Scams for 2014, Part 2 — False Income, Fake Charities & More

Here's round two of the 12 nastiest tax scams out there. Be aware of what the crooks will try to pull over on you!

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Chamber to Host Legislative Forum

With the Legislative Session getting ready to draw to a close, there are still several items on the agenda. Items like the biennial budget with possible funding for the OCTC Advanced Technology Center Phase 2 are being talked about around the community

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