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Hope For Harlie Event Sunday at Windy Hollow Speedway

Harlie Bryant is a name you are probably familiar with. If not, she is a sweet little girl battling brain cancer. You can find out more about Harlie and her family here.

This Sunday, Windy Hollo

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Whitesville Women in Audience for Today’s Episode of Ellen [Photos]

The waiting list for tickets to Ellen Degeneres' talk show is something like two-years long.  And Debbie Connor of Whitesville has waited even longer than that to sit in the studio audience.  But, Saturday, she flew to Los Angeles to finally realize one of her dreams.  Yesterday, Debbie, her mother Charlotte, and her daughters Kendal and Amanda attended a taping of Ellen!  And rumor has it, we may just see them dancing with the TV host on this afternoon's episode!

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Owensboro Air Show This Weekend

It's almost here! The Owensboro Air Show is this Saturday at 1pm downtown over the Ohio River. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to English Park or Smothers Park to catch all the amazing aerobatics. The Country Station! 92.5 WBKR will be live on location with Barb Birgy's show beginning at 10am. And don't forget, a few of performers and their planes will be putting on a mini-show at the Owensboro Regional Airport this Friday night 4pm-9pm. Admission is $2.00 and kids 10 and under are free!

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2013 Owensboro’s National Night Out

Via the Owensboro Police Department:

The 30th annual "National Night Out' is Thursday, September 26th.

The Housing Authority of Owensboro, the Owensboro Police Department, the Owensboro Fire Department, the HL Neblett Community Center, Target, and other businesses and organizations are joining together to combat crime and strengthen neighborhood ties with a festival in honor of “National Night Out.”

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Owensboro Company Using Tobacco to Create Treatment for Ebola Virus

The Ebola virus is one of the world's deadliest. It creates an especially aggressive form of hemorrhagic fever which, in the worst cases, will send a patient into shock before death, after bleeding internally and externally.

But an Owensboro company may have an answer.

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New Documentary Exposes Biological Warfare Experiments in Owensboro [Video]

On the eve of WBKR's 2nd annual Zombie Run, a new documentary (or "deadumentary") is peeling away decades of secrecy and exposing one of Owensboro's deepest, darkest, and deadliest secrets.

During World War II, the city was home to covert biological warfare experiments that went terribly awry.  Filmmaker P.J. Starks, of Verite Cinema, has uncovered that mission, its failings and has recreated and dramatized key components of the story.  This is a fascinating and disturbing history lesson everyone needs to see.  But beware...  Viewer discretion is most definitely advised.

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The Zombies Are Coming: Stay Ahead of the Pack!

The 2nd annual WBKR Zombie Run is coming Friday, Sept 27th.  Registrations are currently open and you can register to compete as a runner or a zombie.  Over the weekend, local filmmaker P.J. Starks began work on the follow-up to our 2013 Zombie Run trailer.  The latest piece is a short documentary film about some highly classified Owensboro history and how parts of this town were once home to a dangerous and diabolical biological warfare experiment.  Check out these photos from the dramatic re-enactment!

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Nicky Hayden on Display in Delhi Shopping Mall

I love quirky finds on Facebook.  About as much as my friend Ankur Gopal likes quirky finds in shopping malls around the world.  While shopping recently at the South Extension in Delhi, he, oddly enough, stumbled across someone he knows.  Yep!  8000 miles away from home, one Owensboro guy ran into another.  LOOK!

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Owensboro Christmas Parade Announces New Route and Start Time

Santa Claus is coming to town.  And this year when he anchors the 77th annual Owensboro-Daviess County Christmas Parade, he'll be riding along a brand new route.  The ongoing construction in downtown Owensboro has changed the course for this year's event and we have all the details for you, including the official start time change, here at WBKR.com.

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6th Annual Lifesavers Walk Set for September 14th

The Owensboro Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition would like to invite you to participate the 6th Annual Lifesavers Walk Saturday, September 14th at the Owensboro Health Park.

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Marty Brown Makes a Comeback During America’s Got Talent Semis [VIDEO]

Howie Mandel said, "Prove me wrong." Then after Maceo native Marty Brown performed Rascal Flatts' "Bless the Broken Road," Howie said that Marty HAD proven him wrong.

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Car Show at KWC

I am looking very forward to next weekend! The big reason is because I start my vacation, and being the car guy I am, I can’t think of a better way to start a vacation than with a car show!

And as it just so happens, I can do just that

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