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70th Anniversary Commemoration of D-Day Event Schedule For Owensboro

On Saturday, June 7th at 1:00pm, there will be a 70th Anniversary Commemoration of D-Day at the Owensboro Sportscenter. This event will honor veterans who served in World War II and recognize the 70th anniversary of the Allied Invasion at Normandy, France.

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66 Days at Sea: A Mystery Brews at Holiday World

The voyage officially began May 19th, 2014.  That's the day Holiday World launched its new 66 Days at Sea website.  At first look, it appears that the site is merely a companion piece to the park's brand new swinging ship ride, The Mayflower.  But is it? 

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Fetta Specialty Pizza via Facebook (This is the back patio)
Fetta Specialty Pizza via Facebook (This is the back patio)
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Fetta Specialty Pizza To Host Monthly St. Jude Benefit

I'm torn between the Mashed Potato and the Margaritaville pizza as my favorite... you? Oooh, don't forget those awesome bread knots! I'm, of course, talking about the awesome food at Fetta! If you haven't tried Fetta Specialty Pizza in downtown Owensboro, now's the time. Starting this Thursday, June 5th, Fetta will host a St. Jude benefit, and will continue the first Thursday of every month.

Here's how it's gonna work...

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Fireworks Displays in Evansville, Owensboro, Henderson, Newburgh and the Tri-State

The Tri-State always makes the best of July 4th with some of the best fireworks shows around. Here's a list of some of the most spectacular shows you can take the family to this year!

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Demolition City Roller Derby Coming to Owensboro

For years, you have heard members of the Demolition Dolls and Destruction Dames roller derby teams visit The WBKR Waking Crew.  Now, you're going to get to see them in exhibition action right here in Owensboro on Sunday, June 8th.  Check this out!

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An Old College Assignment Reveals a Connection Between Dave’s Great-Aunt and Perry Como [VIDEO]

My mother's place is like our family museum. There are "exhibits" on shelves and glass showcases plus photography, some of which hangs on the walls and most of which lies in scrapbooks in albums.

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Todd Hernandez via Facebook
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Little Girl Tells Best Jonah and the Whale Story Ever! [VIDEO]

Growing up Southern Baptist, I've been to my fair share of Sunday School classes, Vacation Bible Schools and countless revivals, but I'm pretty sure I've never heard the story of Jonah and the whale quite like this. Roxianne the Receptionist showed me this video she found on Facebook and I was not prepared for it, ha!

You must take the time out of your day and watch this adorable little girl tell you all about Jonah, with the amazing story like you've never heard!

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Drowning Doesn’t Always Look Like Drowning: Signs To Look For

It happens every year. As soon as the weather gets a little warmer, there's always a story on the news reporting an accidental drowning of a child. I think when us parents see that, we rush the unimaginable of that happening to us out of our minds as quickly as we can. I think we stupidly also think, "Well, I'd know if my child was drowning". That's not true at all.

The signs of drowning aren't always what you see in the movies. Drowning can be a very quiet, splash-free accident.

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Jac’s Big O Yard Party FRIDAY To Benefit Kentucky Pro Bass Warriors

The Kentucky Pro Bass Warriors is an organization that takes wounded soldiers and veterans fishing once a month. The trips are at no cost to the soldiers. This Friday, Jac's Big O Yard Party will be raising money for this awesome organization! And, we're doin' it up big!

Our friends from Fire Up The Grill are going to roast a pig, overnight here at the station, ready for lunch on Friday!

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The Ursuline Sisters of Mount St. Joseph Invite You To “Get Moving at the Mount”!

It’s time to Get Moving at the Mount! The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph are hosting their first 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 31st at 9:00 a.m. This 5K “fun run” is open to walkers, runners, children and adults and will take place on the beautiful grounds of Mount Saint Joseph and the surrounding roads.

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A Marine Surprises His Sister Just In Time For Her Wedding [VIDEO]

If you're like me, than you can't get enough of the videos that show us the surprise homecomings of the men and women who serve our country. It just makes my heart happy, seeing all those tears of joy.

I came across this video of an unsuspecting sister, taking her bridal photos on her wedding day. She had no clue that her brother, currently deployed with the Marines, had gotten a last-minute leave to make it just in time for her wedding.

Watch and melt...

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Throwback Thursday: Find the WBKR DJ in an Old Class Photo

So, it's Throwback Thursday and I thought I'd toss this one out there. Most have correctly guessed. Only two have gotten it wrong. But a LOT changes in 40+ years.

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