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Courtesy of flickr user dougtone
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Cyclists Tracing Underground Railroad Route Coming Through Owensboro

I've always wanted to do a theme vacation where I travel a famous route, trail, or path. Route 66 leaps immediately to mind, only because that's probably the closest. Or so I thought. A group of cyclists called Spoke 'N Revolutions Youth Cycling is travelling the Underground Railroad--and they're coming through Owensboro.

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Photo by Dave Spencer
Photo by Dave Spencer
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You Know You’re from Owensboro When…

Every town is unique. Some of its citizens may not think so, but if you flesh it out and pay attention, you'll learn why. Owensboro is no different. It doesn't take much talking to learn that someone is a native of the Big O. In fact, I've come up with some ways to readily identify Owensboroans. You know you're from Owensboro when...

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(Photo by Krafft Angerer/Getty Images)
(Photo by Krafft Angerer/Getty Images)
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The Owensboro Museum of Science and History Provides Fun Summer Activities for All Ages

Looking for more summertime fun that won't cost you an arm and a leg? I've been taking my kiddos to the Owensboro Museum of Science and History at 122 East second St. in downtown Owensboro for as long as I can remember and it just never gets old.

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Happy Birthday Hank Junior

Hank Jr.

Enjoy this video featuring music and photos of Hank Williams Jr and family. Hank celebrated his birthday May 26th.

(Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images)
(Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images)
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One More Day to See the Battle of Sacramento Reenactment

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and every year Sacramento KY marks the historical event with the Battle of Sacramento.

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Post-Race!! (Probably when I thought eating a banana was a good idea...it wasn't!)
Post-Race!! (Probably when I thought eating a banana was a good idea...it wasn't!)
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I Ran (& Finished!) My 5K!!

Well... I've been talking...ok, complaining about this 5K for the past three weeks. Well, yesterday was the big day. I got new shoes, a new outfit...I was ready! (Well, sort of!)

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Thruston Elementary School
Thruston Elementary School
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Thruston Elementary School Reunion

Calling all Thruston Tomcats!  Calling all Thruston Tomcats!  If you attended Thruston Elementary, worked there, or taught there, I have exciting news for you!  We are ALL invited to a special THRUSTON SCHOOL REUNION, from 2 to 4pm, Sunday, May 15th at Yellow Creek Park!  You are asked to stop by and share some of your memories of the school and what life was like as a student there!  It's funny.  I remember my very first day of kindergarten and screaming bloody murder because I didn't want to get out of my mother's Maverick!  I think they literally had to drag me inside . . . and, now, I'm certainly glad they did.  My memories of Thruston school are special and, yes, HILARIOUS!

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Happy Mothers Day From WBKR!!!!

Happy Mother's Day to all the overworked stressed out ladies with babies out there. if you're anything like me you're either working or doing housework on your big day. I do have give my kiddos credit for doing a great job this year.

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Beards Be Gone!

When Will Ferrell declared he was going to shave off Conan O'Brien's beard, or as it was jokingly called, "Beardpocalyspe", it was way before any of the events of Sunday night took place.  In fact, Ferrell had been scheduled to be on Conan last night for probably weeks, and the bit was written, yada-yada-yada

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Freedom Rings (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Freedom Rings (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Osama Bin Laden Killed

 

For the last ten years, country radio stations have been playing the heck out of Darryl Worley's song Have You Forgotten? As a matter of fact, at our most recent WBKR Night at the Grand Old Opry, Darryl sang that song to a raucous standing ovation.  The reason that particular song still resonates so profoundly is that no one in the U.S. has forgotten the morning of September 11th, 2001, when, according to Toby Keith's Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue, "a mighty sucker punch came flying in from somewhere in the back!"   It was that day that "The Statue of Liberty started shaking her fist" and now, ten years later, "Mother Freedom" is "ringing her bell."  A major chapter in the War Against Terror is closed.  Osama Bin Laden is dead.

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Willie Nelson Turned 78 Yesterday

Willie and Kenny Sing \"Blue Skies\"

Willlie just celebrated a birthday and what better way to commemorate it then with some "Blue Skies." All this wet weather has been a real bummer over the last week, let's brighten the day with a super cool video with the birthday boy himself. I thought this was a great version of the song and as a

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Courtesy of Flickr User UK_response
Courtesy of Flickr User UK_response
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Is 5am Too Early For A Wedding?

Who's ready for the big Royal Wedding?  I know this week's events have put William and Kate on the back burner, but we could all use a little relief.  I think I watched Prince Charles and Princess Diana get married, almost 30 years ago!?!  Yes, 30 years ago,  this July 29th was when the first big Royal Wedding took place

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