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John Glenn Dies at 95 [VIDEO]

John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth and he served his home state of Ohio in the US Senate. Glenn passed away Thursday at the age of 95.

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96-Year-Old Owensboro Veteran Recalls Being in Pearl Harbor During the Attack

Based on a history professor's vivid description of the moments just prior to the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, it's how I've always envisioned it happening.

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Nation Goes To The Polls In Contentious Presidential Election Between Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump
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Where Do I Cast My Vote? [PHOTO]

Chad and I were discussing where we each will go to vote this morning and I have to admit I had no clue where to go this year.  So I hopped on the internet and googled it...

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The Statue of Liberty’s History in 90 Seconds [Video]

The Statue of Liberty turned 130-years-old on October 28th!  And, to honor the milestone, Time magazine put together an amazing video that spans Lady Liberty's entire history in just ninety seconds.  What better day than Election Day to share this video about our country's single biggest symbol of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave!

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Romania Promotes Tourism To Boost Economy
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Spend the Night in Dracula’s Castle (No Really!)

Want to spend the night in Dracula's Castle in Transylvania? It sounds crazy, but there's an Airbnb contest and the prize is a one-night stay on Halloween night at the castle in Romania. Sign me up!

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#CanalNotes Post-It War Fundraiser To Benefit The NY Veteran's Hospital
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Mysterious Post-It Note in Downtown Owensboro Includes Powerful Quote

This past Saturday, I went out to dinner with my Mom and a friend and right before we crossed 3rd Street, I looked up and saw a classic, yellow-colored Post-it note.

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Derek Fugate via YouTube
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Vintage Footage of Opryland USA Theme Park from 1988 [Video]

Oh my goodness!  This video brings back a ton of childhood memories. Last year here at WBKR.com, I shared a story called Remembering Opryland USA: The Home of American Music.  That blog contained some vintage footage of the park.  Thanks to YouTube, I found some more.  Check this out.  It's a video from the summer of 1988 courtesy of Derek Fugate.  You're going to see footage of some of your favorite rides and attractions from Opryland, including the famous Wabash Cannonball.

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An Old Jukebox, Loaded with 45s, Pops Up at the Peddlers Mall [VIDEO]

You never know what you're going to find in a place like the Peddlers Mall in Owensboro. Places like that are tailor-made for pseudo-trips back in time.

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Ashley Sollars
Ashley Sollars
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Coat in Newburgh Antique Store Bears Old, Unfamiliar Owensboro Retail Label

Our digital managing editor, Ashley, was shopping with her mom at an antique store in Newburgh when a coat turned up bearing the label of an old Owensboro retail establishment.

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The Little Known Story of How Green River Appliance Got their Name

If you live in Owensboro, you have heard about Green River Appliance. It's been in business since 1964 but do you know the backstory of how it came to be? Well, it's kind of a crazy one! I had the pleasure of chatting with Ray Chambers, owner and operator, about their family's rich history in the Owensboro area.

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Owensboro Fire Department Celebrating 150th Anniversary Saturday

The Owensboro Fire Department began serving the community in 1866. They are ready to celebrate with a big 150th birthday party this Saturday at the Owensboro Convention Center.

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Are Songs Strong Memory Triggers for You Like They Are for Me?

It's weird. Here I am getting ready to go on vacation in a couple of weeks and within in the last couple of DAYS, I've heard four songs that really sent me back in time...to PREVIOUS vacations.

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