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Join WBKR For Kids Helping Kids Thursday [VIDEO]

It's no secret how dedicated we all are here at WBKR to the cause of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Our entire community has taken it upon itself to continue to fight for childhood cancer research and that extends to our kiddos, as well. On Thursday, two of my favorite kids will be here at the station to raise money for the "sick babies".
My Carsyn planted and picked some punkins' that she'll be selling for a donation and Gavin Howard will be here with t-shirts for sale that he designed!
Check out this video Carsyn made telling you all about her punkins...

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Former President Bill Clinton To Visit Owensboro Tuesday

The former President will be attending a campaign rally for Senatorial candidate Allison Lundergan Grimes at the Owensboro Convention Center Tuesday (10/21) at 3:00pm.

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Jaclyn Graves
Jaclyn Graves
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Carsyn’s Kindergarten Field Trip To Trunnell’s Farm Market! [VIDEO]

Remember how exciting it was to go on a field trip during school?!? I totally remember! Even thou she's been there dozens of times, Carsyn has been counting down the days until her Kindergarten class at Sutton Elementary took a trip to Trunnell's Farm Market. Well, today was the day!

Here she is with her classmates and teacher, Mrs. Hoffman, telling you what their favorite part of the trip was...

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(Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
(Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
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Wynonna Performing Christmas Concert at Owensboro Convention Center

 

How does a little early Christmas present sound? Wynonna Judd and the Big Noise will be headed this way for a Christmas concert at the Owensboro Convention Center on December 4th, 2014.  In addition to singing your favorite holiday classics, Wynonna just may belt out a few of the hits that made her a country star!

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Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
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Celebrate My Drive: Help Daviess County High School Win a Concert by The Band Perry

This is pretty awesome.  The Band Perry has teamed up with Celebrate My Drive for a really cool contest that promotes a simple concept- 2N2.  That stands for keeping two eyes on the road and two hands on the wheel.  More teenagers die in car crashes than  any other cause and Celebrate My Drive is committed to reducing distracted driving by asking high school students to make safe driving commitments.  And there are some really cool prizes up for grabs for the high schools that get the most commitments!

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Chad Trains with the College View Middle School Cross Country Team [Video]

And I lived to tell about it!  Lol!  My nephew Jacob is a cross country standout at College View Middle School.  And, last week, I decided to go to Yellow Creek Park and train with his team.  Now, here's the deal.  I run every single day.  But not like this.  This kids put me through the ringer.  After a two-mile "warm-up," we ran a series of 400M sprints.  And I was quickly gasping for air and warding off the angels.  Here's how practice unfolded.

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Owensboro’s Time and Temperature Phone Line Returns

Remember Owensboro's old time and temperature hotline?  I certainly do!  My sisters and I used to wear that phone number out when we were in school and knew there was a chance of snow or storms.  Well, finally, the phone number is back!

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Jaclyn Graves
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I Tried To Get Off The Floor While Wearing The OPD’s 90lb Bomb Squad Suit… It Didn’t Go Well [VIDEO]

Last night, at the Citizens Academy with the Owensboro Police Department, was Hazardous Devices Unit night.... aka,The Bomb Squad. Officer Flory and Officer Alsip spoke with our class about all of their training, job duties and even showed off different types of (non-active) explosives and gear. Being the closet nerd that I am, I found it really fascinating.

The amount of knowledge that they must acquire is crazy impressive. And that suit... y'all, that beast weighs 90 pounds! So, naturally, I put the suit on and tried to get up from laying on the floor. How did it go? Not great, haha! Take a look...

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KWC Up ‘Til Dawn Holding Benefit Concert For St. Jude

This is really neat. Our friends from Up 'Til Dawn over at Kentucky Wesleyan College are holding a benefit concert on Thursday, October 9th and they will be raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!

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‘Voices of Elmwood’ Tours Begin Thursday [VIDEO]

Have you ever wanted to walk in shoes of the past? Do you love history? Then look no further than the fifth annual "Voices of Elmwood" at Elmwood Cemetery presented by the Daviess County Public Library and the Owensboro Museum of Science and History.

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Little Known Household Uses for Beer

Most of us don't think of beer as anything other than a delicious beverage!  Even the thought of pouring it anywhere than in our mouth seems sacrilegious.  But, there are some really great ways beer can come in handy around the house

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WBKR Visits The Daniel Pitino Shelter [VIDEO]

WBKR visited The Daniel Pitino Shelter Tuesday, kicking off our "It's Time" community service campaign and I think I can speak for everyone when I say, we left feeling extremely blessed and thankful. We had the pleasure of serving lunch to 175 people and a much better understanding of what the Pitino Shelter really offers this community.

Take a look as James and I discuss the shelter.

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