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Flashback: The Kentucky Governor’s Cup Regatta Was the Only Thing You Heard 40 Summers Ago in Owensboro [VIDEO]

It. Was. Deafening. And it was very, very cool. I was a little kid when the Kentucky Governor's Race set up its base of operations 40 years ago on the Owensboro riverfront.

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Three Siblings Entering U.S. Military Academy Simultaneously for the First Time in 32 Years

On a day of remembrance and celebration of our freedom, we should also celebrate those young men and women who are beginning what they hope will be a long career of military service to our country. 

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Check Out This Vintage Photo of WBKR/WOMI

How's THIS for a blast from the past? 

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Kentucky’s Moonshine University Teaches Students White Lightning Culture

Some Kentucky students are drunk with anticipation about the prospect of making their own moonshine. Sure, it has been sometime since hardcore drinkers were forced to resort to toilet booze as a means for combating those extremely dry days of the prohibition period, but that isn’t stopping a few select students from revisiting their white lighting heritage at the Moonshine University in Louisville.

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NBA Veteran “Comes Out” To Sports Illustrated

Jason Collins has played in the NBA for 12 years for six different organizations. He has appeared in two NBA finals. He graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Westlake High School. For a man who has been mostly associated with his basketball abilities, today, he is making headlines for other reasons.

Collins, with the help of Franz Lidz of SI.com, introduced himself to the world in a new light...

"I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay."

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Boston Marathon Bombing Another Horrific Chapter in a Historically Volatile Week

The bombings at the Boston Marathon have left us all reeling and wondering when or if this sort of thing will EVER stop. They've also made me wonder why this specific week is so particularly volatile.

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*BREAKING NEWS* Explosions at Boston Marathon Finish Line [PHOTO]

Via Chris Chaberski...

Around 3 p.m. on Monday, two explosions occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Windows and storefronts were blown out, and there are reports of dozens of injuries.

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Fallen Soldier Returns Home [VIDEO] [PHOTOS]

US Army Sgt. Michael Cable's body returned home Thursday morning. The Philpot 26 year old was killed while serving in Afghanistan last week.

Community members joined together this morning to show their support for Sgt. Cable and his family by lining up along the route from the airport to the funeral home.

I will never forget watching the processional of official vehicles, Patriot Riders and other organizations leading Sgt. Cable's body and family and close friends down Frederica Street. Three veterans stood with us in front of the station and seeing their reaction was very emotional. We tend to take for granted the freedoms what we have and the men and women who protect those freedoms. Sgt. Michael Cable and all that serve our great nation can never be thanked enough for their service.

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Happy Birthday to Your Cell Phone

How many of you have a cell phone? I would probably imagine that some of you are even reading this on a cell phone. Well if you enjoy your cell phone (and most of us do), then today is a day to celebrate it!

It was 40 years ago today that the first call on a cell phone was made! Marty Cooper, who was an engineer with Motorola at the time, made the first call

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(Image courtesy of TitanicPigeonForge.com)
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Win a 4-Night Stay in Gatlinburg at WBKR.com

Here at WBKR.com, we are giving away a 4-night stay in Gatlinburg, Tennessee (CLICK HERE to register) that includes deluxe accommodations in a mountain-side cabin, plus tickets to some of the area's most exciting and awe-inspiring attractions.  We're also throwing in some cash you can use for food, gas or additional attractions in the area.   I highly recommend tickets to Titanic in Pigeon Forge.  I visited that attraction for the first time last spring was absolutely moved to tears.  Take a look at the blog I wrote about my experience and the Titanic passenger I was assigned to represent.

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Photo: Chad Benefield
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First Christian Church in Owensboro Still On Fire [PHOTOS]

I did not attend First Christian Church growing up, nor have I ever been inside of it. But, hearing about the fire this morning, my heart was broken for everyone that had. I think we all have churches that have molded us into who we are today and churches that house life-changing moments that we'll never forget. Today, that place for so many, is gone.

The fire inside First Christian, according to the OPD, began shortly after 3:00am. WBKR's Chad Benefield went to scene around 10:00am and the church was still on fire. He took some photos of the church. It's so sad to see these photos and know all of the history and memories that will always remain although the church will not.

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Danica Patrick Makes History

Danica Patrick has always made headlines as a Sprint Cup driver. Sometimes for her semi-racy GoDaddy.com commercials, sometimes for her latest romantic status or which late-night talk-show she'll be appearing on. This time...she's made headlines for making history. Racing history...

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