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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul Speaks at Trinity High School Veteran’s Memorial Dedication [VIDEO]

Wednesday morning, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky spoke at the Trinity High School Veteran's Memorial Dedication.

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Jac’s Big O Yard Party FRIDAY To Benefit Kentucky Pro Bass Warriors

The Kentucky Pro Bass Warriors is an organization that takes wounded soldiers and veterans fishing once a month. The trips are at no cost to the soldiers. This Friday, Jac's Big O Yard Party will be raising money for this awesome organization! And, we're doin' it up big!

Our friends from Fire Up The Grill are going to roast a pig, overnight here at the station, ready for lunch on Friday!

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The Ursuline Sisters of Mount St. Joseph Invite You To “Get Moving at the Mount”!

It’s time to Get Moving at the Mount! The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph are hosting their first 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 31st at 9:00 a.m. This 5K “fun run” is open to walkers, runners, children and adults and will take place on the beautiful grounds of Mount Saint Joseph and the surrounding roads.

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Owensboro Police Department Reminds You To “Click It Or Ticket”

Here we are at the Memorial Day Weekend and you know what that means? State and local police will be out and about more, so be safe! Here's the OPD's official news release from Sergeant J.D. Winkler:

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ALDI Supermarket Coming to Owensboro, Holding Hiring Event

I've only ever been to one ALDI Supermarket and that was in Bowling Green. And I liked what I saw. Now everyone in Daviess County and surrounding areas will have the same opportunity when ALDI comes to town this fall...and brings with it jobs!

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The 2014 Trunnell’s Peach Jam Pageants!

Saturday, July 12th is the Peach Jam at Trunnell’s Farm Market! This is a fun-filled, everything peachy day, including the Peach Pageant presented by Trunnell’s and WBKR!

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Owensboro Filmmaker P.J. Starks Releases Short Film ‘A Mind Beside Itself’ for Free Streaming [VIDEO]

I've known Owensboro filmmaker P.J. Starks for about six years. It was in 2008 that he was a guest on The Screening Room, a talk show hosted by Chad Benefield and myself from 2001 through 2011.

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The Grape Nuts Tour of Monkey Hollow Winery was Awesome! [PHOTOS]

Yesterday, 20 of our WBKR listeners accompanied me to Monkey Hollow Winery for our inaugural Grape Nuts wine tour! Weedman Western Kentucky drove us there and back, in style and we had a blast! Danny, Mary and the entire staff at Monkey Hollow treated us so great! Our picnic lunch out on the new patio from Fire Up The Grill was perfect and the wine... Mmmmm, the wine was the best part, ha!

All of the ladies were so much fun and I can't wait for another Grape Nuts tour! Check out our awesome trip!

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Wendell Foster Hosting Family Day and Concert Saturday!

Join the Wendell Foster Center this Saturday, May 17th for Family Day and a FREE concert! Family Day activities include face painting, a cake walk, pie eating contest and more. This will take place from 11:30am - 2:00pm.

Jeremy Calloway will be in concert following those activities starting at 2:00pm in the Sensory Park at the Wendell Foster campus.

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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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Terroristic Threatening Note Discovered at Daviess County High School

No sooner did I get on the air Wednesday afternoon than I was told about a rumor spreading about a lock down at Daviess County High School.

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Jac’s Big O Party Thursday To Benefit The American Cancer Society

Join us tomorrow, Thursday, for another Jac's Big O Party! The party series are brought to you all summer long by the Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest and you'll have a chance to win tix to the show.

Tomorrow we will be raising money for the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life with $5.00 lunches. We'll have burgers, chips, a drink and a cookie... delicious!

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