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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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Category: Family, History, Photos
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The 2014 Trunnell’s Peach Jam Pageants!

Saturday, July 12th is the Peach Jam at Trunnell’s Farm Market! This is a fun-filled, everything peachy day, including the Peach Pageant presented by Trunnell’s and WBKR!

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Steve Frost, Juniperimages, Brand X Pictures
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Skin Cancer Self-Examination Guide

I spent my Monday at Owensboro Dermatology, telling you WBKR listeners some very important information regarding skin cancer awareness month. Of course, we all know how important sunscreen, at least SPF 30, is to our daily routine, but there are other things you can do to prevent skin cancer. When treated before it spreads, most skin cancers can be cured. One great way of prevention is a skin cancer self-examination. Knowing your skin is key, especially when noticing any changes.

Here is a great guide to help you with your self-exam. Now, I get it... it may seem awkward at first. But, pour yourself an adult beverage, strip down to your skibbies and get to checkin!

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Category: Family, Health
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WBKR Announces Inaugural Kentucky Made Expo in September

There are a lot of things made in Kentucky.  Bourbon, Louisville Slugger baseball bats, wines, crafts, delicious foods and so much more.  And, this September, WBKR is rounding up some of the best homegrown, homespun and homemade products and putting them all under one roof in an exciting new event!  We are proud to present the 2014 Kentucky Made Expo.  It's coming up Friday, September 5th and Saturday, September 6th at the Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club in Owensboro and we are currently recruiting vendors and exhibitors.

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