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John Calipari Needs Hip Replacement, Jokes About It at Press Conference [VIDEO]

So THAT'S it. He's got a sore hip! Just kidding. John Calipari is absolutely not blaming the fact that he's been dealing with hip pain on ANYthing. And no one would expect that.

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So Much for John Calipari’s One-and-Done Recruiting Model

When Kentucky won the 2012 national championship, finishing the season with a 38-2 record, John Calipari's method of recruiting über-talented freshmen to fill up a roster was suddenly no longer questioned.

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Update: Convicted Cop Killer Denied Parole

You all have helped make a difference and proven there really is power in the people.  Truly.  A few weeks back here at WBKR.com we told you how Michelle Wiesman of Owensboro was working with family members to secure petition signatures to keep her brother's killer behind bars.  And we are pleased to report that it worked! 

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UK Squeaks by LSU in Riveting Overtime Thriller [VIDEO]

Okay, so I think we can safely say that "meeting LSU for a third time in the SEC Tournament" is not on the Kentucky Wildcats' wish list. Not after the 'Cats barely edged the Tigers 77-76 in a Rupp Arena overtime classic.

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Knottsville Boy’s St. Jude Fundraiser Earns State Recognition

This kid is a fundraising machine.  In December, Gavin Howard of Knottsville embarked on his mission to raise as much money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as he could.  With the help of his parents, Gavin designed "Peace, Love, Cure" shirts and hoodies and he's been selling them like crazy.  In fact, at press time, Gavin has sold over 500 and the orders just keep rolling in.  There have been stories about him in the Messenger-Inquirer, on WFIE, WAVE-3 in Louisville and here at WBKR.com.  And Gavin's now getting attention from the Ky State House of Representatives, who, this week, sent Gavin a special certificate of recognition.  LOOK!

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Surveillance Video from National Corvette Museum Shows Sinkhole Opening Up

I went to college at Western Kentucky University and geography was my minor. So I took a lot of geography classes. All my professors in the department were awesome, but Dr. Trapasso was my favorite. And he loved Kentucky cave systems.

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Jon Hood, Jarrod Polson Get Ample Minutes as UK Tops Mississippi State 69-59 [VIDEO]

We've seen Jarrod Polson this season. He's provided a needed break when either of the Harrison twins gets into foul trouble. But we don't ever see Madisonville's Jon Hood as much as we saw him Saturday afternoon in Starkville, Mississippi.

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Kirk Kirkpatrick’s Last Good News Call- Audio

Yesterday at Rooster Booster, it was the end of an era. Kirk Kirkpatrick, the MC of the breakfast for the last 37 years, was in front of the mic for the last time as MC. The event was huge and there were some really nice parts saying goodbye to Kirk

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School Closings on WBKR – A Weird Queen Soundalike Announces [Video]

In Boone County, Kentucky, the boredom of school closing repetition has set-in big time. Stephens Elementary principal James Detwiler and drama teacher Chad Caddell decided to make the "closings" call spectacular - shades of Freddie Mercury. If you hear them singing before WBKR announces school closings you'll know it is not Queen, it's these guys!

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John Calipari Wonders If Members of the Media Want UK to Lose [VIDEO]

You gotta hand it to John Calipari. He doesn't waste opportunities. If he sees an opening, he WILL be provocative. Such an opening materialized after Kentucky handily beat Ole Miss 80-64 Tuesday night in Rupp Arena.

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Funeral Arrangements Have Been Set for the Watson Family – Muhlenburg County Family That Died in House Fire

Last week, a deadly fire took the lives of nine family members in Muhlenburg Co., Kentucky. We heard earlier in the week that The Band Perry generously offered to pay for the funerals.

Now, funeral arrangements have been set for

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Nashville TV Station Reports The Band Perry Will Pay for Muhlenberg County Family’s Funeral Expenses

In reporting on a candlelight vigil for the 9 members of the Watson family who perished in that awful house fire in Muhlenberg County earlier this week, WSMV-TV Nashville revealed that The Band Perry will cover the family's funeral expenses.

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