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Fat Tuesday Party CANCELLED At The Owensboro Convention Center

Sad news, party-goers... The Owensboro Convention Center has cancelled the Fat Tuesday party for tonight, February 17th, due to the bad weather.

Via the Owensboro Convention Center...

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City of Owensboro Taking Applications For Police Officer

Are you or someone you know interested in a career in law enforcement? Well, here's your chance. The City of Owensboro is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer with the Owensboro Police Department. The deadline to apply for the position is March 6th, 2015. The OPD is hosting a free forum, regarding the requirements and more information about becoming a police officer for the public.

Via the OPD...

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Santa Claus Takes the 2015 Polar Bear Plunge [Video]

The 2015 Polar Bear Plunge is in the books.  And we had a ball in downtown Owensboro, where there many highlights.  Among them . . . Santa Claus.  Yep!  Santa Claus came to town and took the Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Kentucky.  WATCH!

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WBKR Listeners Respond to Sex Education Blog

Earlier this week, I posted a blog about the removal of a controversial sex education blog from Daviess County Public Schools.  The magazine, J4G, was distributed to students by Care Net Pregnancy Center of Owensboro.  Care Net is contracted by the school system to present three-day "Sexual Integrity" courses in high schools in Daviess County.  As you will be able to see, some WBKR listeners are on board with the presentation.  Others are not.  Take a look at some of the responses our story generated.

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CBS 60 Minutes Correspondent Bob Simon’s Last Report Was In Owensboro [VIDEO]

CBS 60 Minutes Correspondent Bob Simon was tragically killed in a car accident this week. He was 73. His last report for the long-time news program will air this Sunday. It was shot in Owensboro.

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Warming Shelters to Open in Owensboro for the Next Four Nights

 

Eyewitness News meteorologist Wayne Hart reports that we hit 62 degrees Saturday afternoon. Just Wednesday, we hit the low 50s. But the temperatures are expected to bottom out for the next four days.

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Big O Music Fest Pre-Sale Thru Friday

 

The Big O Music Fest returns to Owensboro August 15th! I don't know about you, but I'm always ready for the Party of the Year! Now, the line-up hasn't been announced yet, but you can get your tickets to the show, today thru 10:00pm Friday, February 13th, at a discounted price! Let's be honest, you're going to the show regardless of who's there, ha! And, with the past line-ups, you know that the 2015 show will be awesome!

Today thru Friday, you can save 10% on your tickets to The Big O!

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Owensboro Native Kevin Olusola And Group Pentatonix Win Their First Grammy [VIDEO]

Although it wasn't televised and most of the Grammy Awards aren't, Pentatonix won their first Grammy for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Capella! Here they are accepting their award.

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2015 Big O Music Fest Date Released!

 

The Party of the Year is back! Get out your phones and mark your calendars, the date for the Big O Music Fest is set! In the past we've seen Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen and more... Who will rockin' that crazy stage this year?!? While the artists for 2015 won't be announced for another month, the date has been, so go ahead and get excited!

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Moonlite Bar-B-Q Hosting Taylor Swift Video Shoot Sunday

A couple of weeks ago, we introduced you to self-proclaimed Swiftie, Hannah Hawkins.  She's the Moonlite Bar-B-Q employee who is trying to get Taylor Swift to visit Owensboro for some world famous barbecue.  Hannah has already set up an online petition which has landed her on radio and television.  And, we fully believe, that petition has snagged the attention of Scott Borchetta, who owns Taylor's record label, and Taylor Swift herself.  Well, now, this Sunday, Hannah is calling on you to help with the next step.  She's filming a video parody of Taylor's hit single "Shake it Off" and she wants YOU to be in it!

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Denim & Diamonds Recap [VIDEO]

We had a great time at our St. Jude concert fundraiser, Denim & Diamonds last Friday night! Another big Thank You to everyone that came out and supported the awesome cast in the show! In case you weren't able to make it, here's a great video from our digital gal, Ashley, of the show!

Take a look!

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$1.39 a Gallon?!? Yep…After a Very Nice Surprise in the Check-Out Line

I'm old enough to remember when the price of gas was well below two dollars on a regular basis. So this recent huge drop is not only a welcome surprise but also a little nostalgic.

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