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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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Mountain Soul/Dolly Parton Vocal Competition Offering Cash, Prizes, and a Nashville Recording Session [VIDEO]

Dolly Parton has written more then 3000 songs. That factotum is at once startling AND not at all hard to believe. And one of those songs will win some lucky vocalist a lot of cool swag.

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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
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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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Win a Wii U with Two Games and a $50 Gaming Gift Card at Kids Day – This Sunday at the Centre

Christmas is long gone but we saved something special for one very lucky boy or girl - register to win a Wii U with two games along with a $50 gift card from Super Mega Replay this weekend at Kids Day! To qualify, attend Kids Day, this Sunday at the Centre from 1-5 PM and register at the registration table or text the secret word that we announce at Kids Day to 89000.

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35th Annual City Farm Breakfast This Saturday

The 35th Annual Farm City Breakfast is Saturday, February 22nd at 7:30 am at Apollo High School. The breakfast will feature US Congressman Brett Guthrie with a short synopsis on the 2014 Farm Bill, as well as a panel to discuss the farm bill and its distribution for food and nutrition in our community. Also, the Farm City Humanitarian Award will be presented at the breakfast, hosted by the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce and the Daviess County Farm Bureau.

Via The Owensboro Greater Chamber of Commerce...

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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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Tickets On Sale for Paddy O’Beach – Indoor Beach Party featuring Jimmy Buffet and Zac Brown Tribute Bands

Paddy O’Beach will shake off your Spring Fever with a big summertime beach party inside!

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Tickets Go On Sale for Paddy O’Beach – Indoor Beach Party featuring Jimmy Buffet and Zac Brown Tribute Bands

Paddy O’Beach will shake off your Spring Fever with a big summertime beach party inside!

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GRADD College and Job Explosion This Saturday

The Green River Area Development District, along with the Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club invites you to the College and Job Explosion. The event is Saturday, February 8th at the Boys & Girls Club at 3415 Buckland Square, Owensboro.

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Sign Up Now for the Polar Bear Plunge [Video]

How's that for an action shot?  Just a fraction of a second after hovering above the Hines Center Lake, we were swimming in it.  And a fraction of a second after this pic was taken,  I  was swearing like Andrew Dice Clay.  And, you know what?  I'm ready to do it all over again.  The freezing AND the swearing.  LOL!  The 2014 Polar Bear Plunge is coming up Saturday, February 8th at The Hines Center in Philpot and we are looking for folks to join us in raising money for Special Olympics Kentucky.

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