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Dave’s Kentucky Bucket List: Split Tree Barbeque in Bowling Green [VIDEO]

When I got to Bowling Green in 1984, one of the first places I discovered as a freshman at Western Kentucky University--through friends--was Split Tree Barbeque. It's still a favorite.

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Owensboro Ranked As Second Best Town To Live In In Kentucky [VIDEO]

This is pretty cool! According to 2015 Niche Rankings, Owensboro ranks second as the best town to live in in Kentucky. I'm a little surprised to see which town ranked as the best.

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kentuckystatepolice via YouTube
kentuckystatepolice via YouTube
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Kentucky State Police Looking For New Leads In Bardstown PD Officer Ellis Murder

It's been nearly two years since the murder of Bardstown Police Department Officer Jason Ellis. The 33-year-old husband and father of two was gunned down May 25, 2013 after getting out of his cruiser to pick up debris on Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson County. The Kentucky State Police are hoping a new video plea for information will provide new leads about the case.

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Catherine Yeulet, ThinkStock
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Kids Kick-Off At The Owensboro Regional Farmers Market

Saturday, May 23rd is the Kids Day Kick-Off Fest at the Owensboro Regional Farmers Market! As always, you can expect fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies, but tomorrow is extra special for the kiddos!

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OboroPublicSchools via YouTube
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Owensboro High School Standout Aric Holman Will Sign With Mississippi State [VIDEO]

Owensboro High School 6-9 senior Aric Holman has made a change of plans concerning his future. After previously announcing he would reclassify to 2016 and attend prep school next year, Holman has now decided to sign and play at Mississippi State, thus going straight to college. Here's Holman along with OHS head coach Rod Drake announcing his decision Thursday morning at the Sportscenter.

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UK Releases 2015-2016 Non-Conference Schedule…and It’s a Doozy

First, let me say that I am not putting the cart before the horse and discounting UK's upcoming 2015 football season. I think those Wildcats are a post-season team and I can't wait until the games start.

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Erin Grant
Erin Grant
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What Is A Linsey-Woolsey Britches Winter?

Has anyone noticed how chilly it's been the last few nights? This phenomenon in Kentucky is not unusual. In fact, there are many types of "folklore winters". I've always heard of either a Dogwood or Blackberry Winter, but Linsey-Woolsey Britches???? No, but I totally get it.

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Jamie Squire/Getty Images
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John Calipari Very Frank About His Goals at Kentucky

Earlier this year, I was listening to a talk show on which UK head coach John Calipari was the guest. What he said about the goal he spelled out for the 'Cats at the beginning of last season seemed to be something that Big Blue Nation could take the wrong way. Maybe.

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Leigh Anne Tuohy To Speak At Owensboro Convention Center August 22nd

Leigh Anne Tuohy is coming to Owensboro! The woman, whose story inspired the book and film ('The Blind Side') about her adopted son, now NFL offensive tackle Michael Oher will be speaking at the Owensboro Convention Center Saturday night, August 22nd at 7pm.

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“Click It Or Ticket” Now Through June 1st

As part of the NHTSA's 2015 campaign "Click It or Ticket", the Owensboro Police Department will be placing extra patrol officers on the streets with the specific task of looking for seatbelt violations.

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Dave Spencer Interviews Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Sacramento [VIDEO]

I've had some really cool interviews over the years, but I can honestly say getting to talk to President Abraham Lincoln and General Robert E. Lee was a rare opportunity.

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Ray Scott Performs “Ain’t Always Thirsty” On WBKR [VIDEO]

We hear it all the time..."I don't like today's country. Whatever happened to real country music"? Well, I'm not saying that country music is gone, it's just shifting in different directions. Now, I like all types of music, so this shift doesn't really bother me much. But, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who appreciates traditional county as much as I do. So, imagine my delight when Ray Scott visited us here at WBKR and brought that big, old school, deep country voice in here.

Ray sang a few songs for us here at the station and we loved his sound. I think you'll love his traditional country sound, too! Take a look...

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