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Lane Goodwin – Thumbs Up For Lane – Passes Away This Evening

Lane Goodwin - the McLean County, Kentucky, boy who bravely fought a long battle against a rare childhood form of cancer has sadly lost his battle with cancer at 7:53 PM on Wednesday, October 17, 2012.

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Coach Pagona, Photo by Michael Hickey, Getty Images Sport
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Colts Head Coach Diagnosed With Leukemia

Via ESPN, Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano is currently undergoing treatment at an Indianapolis hospital for leukemia. He was diagnosed last week after experiencing fatigue and random bruising.

Although there is no current timeline, Pagano plans t

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Keep The Beat Alive! Blood Drive This Week

The Clay Campbell Memorial Blood Drive is today through Wednesday. Keep The Beat Alive! event is today at Apollo High School with the Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center's Bloodmobile until 6:00pm. You can also donate at the WKRBC through Wednesday

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September Is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month [AUDIO]

I've been wanting to write about this topic for the last two weeks, but I'll be honest...I was intimidated. As the mother of a healthy little girl, I didn't want to come across in the wrong way or say the wrong thing. I was afraid that my words wouldn't be enough. But, then I realized that it's not about what I say, but what just talking about childhood cancer can accomplish. The more we bring awareness to this monster that cancer is, the more lives that can be saved and the more dreams that will come true.

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Is Sneezing Into Your Elbow the Healthy Thing to Do?

I'm guilty of doing this all the time, but it might not be a bad thing to try. Well, if you really want to be grossed out, if I have to sneeze, I usually sneeze into the inside of my shirt. Hey, at least it's not spreading germs! Read more about it from TSM Interactive's Mike Adams.

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‘Stand Up To Cancer’ Airs Tonight at 7PM Central

This is a disease that hits close to home for almost everyone. Either you or a family member has went through some form of cancer - we even have a co-worker going through stage-four cancer. We must find a cure for this deadly disease! Tonight at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central on most major networks be sure to watch 'Stand up to Cancer'

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Kellie Pickler Shaves Her Head To Support Her BFF [VIDEO]

BFF (best friends forever) sure does have a different meaning as a grown-up than in grade-school. It's not just matching heart-shaped necklaces and playground secrets. It's not catching a late-night movie or the latest shoe sale. As an adult, it can be difficult to find friends that genuinly stick by your side through the really tough times in life. Imagine having a friend that would shave her head and fight right alongside of you in the toughest battle of your life. Well, that's just what country girl Kellie Pickler did.

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Mosquitos are seen inside a trap on June 29, 2012 in Pleasant Hill, California.  Reports of mosquitoes with West Nile virus are increasing across the country and several people have been confirmed to be infected by the potentially dangerous disease.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Mosquitos are seen inside a trap on June 29, 2012 in Pleasant Hill, California. Reports of mosquitoes with West Nile virus are increasing across the country and several people have been confirmed to be infected by the potentially dangerous disease. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Evansville Resident Dies of West Nile Virus

Indiana health officials confirm an Evansville resident is the latest victim of the West Nile Virus. 

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Relaxation Expert Works Chad’s Nerves…in a Good Way [VIDEO]

His name is Michael Beasley. And we here at WBKR are huge fans. Mike has helped us all relax in a most unusual way. Of course, to Mike, there's nothing unusual about it.

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Excessive Heat Warning in Effect Thru Thursday

After a very nice weekend of weather, we step back in the sauna with a heat index near 105 every afternoon and overnight lows only in the mid 70s - creating dangerous heat conditions. Take care of yourself if you have to work outside and don't forget about your outside pets

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What’s the Hardest Thing You Ever Had to Give-Up?

Let me start by saying this is one of the hardest things I've ever tried to do -  I've been a smokeless tobacco chewer for 20 plus years. I recently got strep throat and it kind of scared me into thinking it could be something worse one of these days - like throat cancer!

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A Sunscreen Ban in This Heat Would Be Foolish and Dangerous

I read, with great interest, the story of the two Tacoma, Washington students who were sunburned during outdoor school activities because the school has a ban on applying sunscreen. I also read this piece with great horror and aggravation.

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