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Kentucky Restaurant’s No Tipping Policy Raising Eyebrows

Packhouse Meats is a new restaurant in Newport, Kentucky. It opened in January. And...it has a "no tipping" policy.

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Find Kentucky Proud Products Closer Than You Think!

-by Reagan Wempe

It’s that time of year for farmer’s markets and fresh fruits, and you can find stands just about everywhere you look.  I like that in the sense that people are all out together searching for the ripest tomatoes and sweetest peaches.  Could

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Date Set For 2014-2015 UK UofL Basketball Game

In a joint announcement Monday morning, the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville released the date of the much anticipated basketball game for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. The Cardinals are set to host this year and the big game will benefit the Basketball Hall of Fame. You'll be able to catch the game live on ESPN 2.

So, when will the game be?!?

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Louisville Man Makes Promise Good To His Dad With A 57 Chevy [VIDEO]

A Louisville man made a promise to his Dad when he was eight years-old... he would buy him a 57 Chevy Bel-Air when his Dad turned 57 years old. According to his Reddit post, his Dad had always dreamed of having this car, but grew-up very poor and never was able to purchase it for himself.

Well, grab your tissues folks, because all these years later, he gave his Dad a 57 Chevy. The moment is just as awesome as you'd expect...

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Fireworks Displays in Evansville, Owensboro, Henderson, Newburgh and the Tri-State

The Tri-State always makes the best of July 4th with some of the best fireworks shows around. Here's a list of some of the most spectacular shows you can take the family to this year!

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WBKR Announces Inaugural Kentucky Made Expo in September

There are a lot of things made in Kentucky.  Bourbon, Louisville Slugger baseball bats, wines, crafts, delicious foods and so much more.  And, this September, WBKR is rounding up some of the best homegrown, homespun and homemade products and putting them all under one roof in an exciting new event!  We are proud to present the 2014 Kentucky Made Expo.  It's coming up Friday, September 5th and Saturday, September 6th at the Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club in Owensboro and we are currently recruiting vendors and exhibitors.

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New Civil War Film ‘The Middle Ground’ to Be Shot in Daviess, McLean, and Hopkins Counties [VIDEO]

Three friends--Dallas Lee Blanton, Angela Yonts, and Nathan Austin--who met at Murray State University will be producing a new film about the Civil War in western Kentucky this summer.

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Friday After 5 Kicks Off This Week!

Friday After 5 is one of my favorite things about summers in Owensboro. I love going down to the riverfront and enjoying all of the fun activities they have. FA5 is fun for your whole family and the fun begins THIS Friday, May 16th!

Check out the musical line-up for this week!

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Phone Scam in Area Trying to Rob You of Your Precious Dollars

There is a new phone scam going on and you need to know about it.

An anonymous caller told me today she had been reached by someone claiming to be with the Federal Government.

They wanted to give her a $9,000 grant!

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OPD Makes Arrest In Operation Broken Heart: National Task Force Effort

Via the Owensboro Police Department:

Owensboro Police Department detective makes arrest in connection with Operation Broken Heart.

Operation Broken Heart is a nationwide effort taking place during the month of May to crack down on child pornography and other sex crimes. There are 61 national task forces that comprise this effort. The Owensboro Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigations are conducted in cooperation with the Kentucky State Police task force.

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2014 International Barbecue Festival – Map Included

Friday and Saturday is Owensboro's famous International Barbecue Festival.

And, this year is even better. The  Riverfront is finished. Smothers Park and the new Owensboro Convention Center and Hampton Inn will be showcased to the max.

Great barbecue aromas and thick, blinding smoke will waft through downtown. And, we will be there. WBKR will be broadcasting from the event on both days. As I look back, my favorite year was 2009. I was joined on the air by Kizzy and on the streets by lovely Mrs. Moon.

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Country Star To Sing National Anthem At The Kentucky Derby

It's an honor to sing the National Anthem anywhere, but to have the honor of only being the sixth person to ever sing it at the Kentucky Derby must feel amazing. This year, the performance goes to a country music artist who I just know will make us all proud.

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