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*UPDATE* Is The President Planning A Tri-State Visit?

 

14 News is reporting that President Obama will be making a visit to the Tri-State in the near future.

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Here At WBKR, We Think “It’s Time” To Help

How many times do you see a fundraiser, non-profit organization or someone in need and think... "Someone should help them"? Well, here at WBKR, we think "It's Time" for us to help... All of us. We have such an amazing Tri-State community and we know that you can and will help out good causes right here. We will be focusing on several non-profits and local businesses thru the year and we'll be asking for YOUR help. We could be cleaning up a cemetery or running a blood drive, you just never know, but we will helping.

Our first project with It's Timeis Tuesd

ay, September 30th and we'll be serving lunch at the Daniel Pitino Shelter. Now, here's where YOUR help comes in...

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My Ride-A-Long With The OPD

In conjunction with with the Owensboro Police Department's Citizens Academy, I got to go on a ride-a-long with an OPD officer. It was really cool! I have to give a big shout out to Officer Russelburg for letting me tag along this morning. Poor thing was trapped in his car with me for hours, ha!

Here's some of the things we did...

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Former UK, NBA Star Rex Chapman Arrested for Alleged Shoplifting

CBS Sports and ESPN are reporting that former University of Kentucky standout NBA star Rex Chapman has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting at a Scottsdale, Arizona Apple Store.

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Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce CEO Amy Jackson Resigns

I have some bittersweet, yet exciting news to share this afternoon.  My good friend and colleague Amy Jackson, the CEO and President of the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, has officially announced her resignation.  But, she is staying in Owensboro and will be going back to her banking roots with an exciting new opportunity.

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Owensboro’s Sears Store to Close in December

I remember when Towne Square Mall opened in 1978. The excitement leading up to the big event was palpable. Owensboro was finally going to get a mall.

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Coroner Rules Kristy Kelley’s Death Accidental Drowning

This morning, the Warrick County Coroner autopsied Kristy Kelley's body and ruled her death was an accidental drowning. Last night, a volunteer sonar team found her vehicle in a lake at the corner of Mt. Gilead and S. Yankeetown Rd. in Boonville.

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Research Concierge Hosting Fundraising Cookout Saturday

I've said it before and I'll say it again... Jerry Morris has the best butt in the Tri-State! Don't raise your eyebrows at me, it's true, ha! If you've never experienced his cooking, Saturday is your day! Go ahead and get your food for the weekend taken care of now!

Research Concierge is hosting a fundraiser this Saturday, September 20th from 1p-3p at 1010 Allen Street, Owensboro. This is a pre-sale event only (pick-up during the event), selling chickens, ribs and butts. Meat will be cooked by Jerry Morris and the Angels for Ashley cooking team. 

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Not One But Two Marching Band Contests This Saturday In Owensboro [VIDEO]

Marching band changed my life when I got to high school. It was fun, it was hard work, and, it was all about one of my favorite things in the world, music! Best of all, the friends I made and the lessons I learned are invaluable, and I will carry them with me for the rest of my life. Both Owensboro Catholic HS and Apollo HS will host their annual marching band contests on Saturday. You should really try go to one or both!

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BREAKING NEWS: Body of Kristy Kelley Found [UPDATE]

UPDATE: Tuesday, September 16th at 10:46 p.m. - The Warrick County Sheriff's Department issued a statement confirming the body found inside the vehicle is that of Kristy Kelley.

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Grape Nuts II: Monkey Hollow Winery [PHOTOS]

To say we had a blast with the Grape Nuts II tour to Monkey Hollow Winery, is an understatement.... it was a total blast!! 21 listeners plus sales-gal Corena and I traveled to St. Meinrard, Indiana and had a wonderful time at the winery!

Take a look at some of our fun pictures from the day...

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My Firing Range Experience [VIDEO]

To say that I've enjoyed my experience in the Owensboro Police Department's Citizens Academy so far, is a complete understatement. It has been really cool getting a better understanding of what and why the OPD does what they do. Last week, my classmates and I got to go to the firing range, where the officers maintain their yearly training, and try out shooting the targets ourselves.

How do you think I did?

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