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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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With the Last of Billy Gillispie’s Recruits Gone, John Calipari Needs to Recruit Leaders, Long-Haul Guys

This will strike some as blasphemy, considering the way Big Blue Nation feels about former Kentucky Wildcats head basketball coach Billy Gillispie. But I believe he may be partly responsible for UK's Final Four appearances in 2011 and 2012.

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Kentucky Man Reported Missing Near San Francisco

January 3rd.  That's the last time Bradley Bennett's family in Kentucky heard from him.  And now they've opened an official missing persons case with the San Francisco Police Department. 

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Hunter Hayes Debuts New Song and Announces Summer Tour

So in between watching the Pro Bowl and professional wrestling last night I caught bits and pieces of the Grammys. And one of the bits that I happened to catch was Hunter Hayes and the debut of his newest single “Invisible”

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Coach Cal and the Wildcats Join Governor Steve Beshear for a Skype Message to Kentucky Guardsmen [VIDEO]

I remember watching the NCAA Basketball Championship in 2012 when Kentucky won the title and seeing a shot of our troops overseas also watching the game.

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