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The Owensboro High School Best in Show Pageant [Video]

You better work!  Yesterday, I had the pleasure of emceeing the 2014 Best in Show Pageant at Owensboro High School.   It's an annual event sponsored by PSTO that allows high school boys to "drag" it up for a chance to win money for various clubs, organizations and sports teams around the school.  Just before the "lovely ladies" took to the catwalk, we shot some video backstage to let you meet each of the contestants.  This is a scream!

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Daviess County High School Student Hayley Beth Releases “Big Town” [Video]

We first discovered Hayley Beth last summer when she auditioned at Trunnell's Farm Market our Battle for The Big O contest.  Since that time, she has continued singing and performing.  She's, of course, singing country music.  She's getting her musical theatre on as well.  In fact, she's performing this weekend in Shrek: The Musical at Daviess County High School.  And she recently shared a video for a new song "Big Town."  Check it out!

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Asbury University Tumbling Team Coming To Owensboro This Weekend [VIDEO]

This Saturday, March 15th, you will flip when you see the Asbury University Tumbling Team from Wilmore, KY.  The team will be performing at the Bellevue Baptist Gym at 4:00pm. I went and did a little research and here's just one of the trick sequences you just might see!

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Road Closure on KY 2830 in Daviess County Starting March 17th

According to Keith Todd, Public Information Officer of District One & Two, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of KY 2830 in Daviess County starting Monday, March 17, 2017, as part of ongoing construction along the US 60 Extension Project at Owensboro.

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Rooster Booster Emcee Promo (Video)

February marked the end of an era for the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce Rooster Booster breakfast. While it was the first in the new convention center, it was the last with Kirk Kirkpatrick as emcee

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Owensboro’s Sara Murphy to Appear on ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss [Preview]

This is exciting.  This summer, Owensboro native and Apollo High School graduate Sara Murphy will be featured on ABC's Extreme Weight Loss!  That's the show in which personal trainer Chris Powell works with contestants over a 12-month period and helps them complete change their lives.  Sara dropped by the WBKR studios recently to give us a preview of what to expect when her episode airs.  LISTEN!

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Owensboro Among Forbes Magazine’s Top Ten Small Cities for Jobs

Forbes Magazine has published a list of the top ten American cities that are trending upward in terms of job growth. And look who made the cut!

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Nothing to Do in Owensboro? – Hardly!

Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Visitor's Bureau Executive Director Shannon Wetzel and I had the chance to visit about all the things to do this weekend and over the next few days after. So much to do in the O

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Moon Mullins and Rashad Smith
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KWC Open House Saturday – Explore Your Possibilities!

Kentucky Wesleyan College Spring Open House is this Saturday. It's the first of two open houses each year, spring and fall. And, as you can see KWC Admissions Director Rashad Smith welcomes you with open arms

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Area Teams Win Big at KDCO State Dance Team Championship

Teams from the WBKR listening area brought it BIG Saturday in Frankfort at the KDCO Dance Team Championships!  Get the full list of winners here . . .

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Photo courtesy of Vicki Ellis
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Owensboro Girl Crowned Miss Teen Kentucky United States

Bayli Boling once dreamed of being Miss Daviess County.  A couple of years ago, that dream came true.  Then she set her sights on being crowned Miss Teen Kentucky.  And guess what?  Over the weekend in Lexington, that dream came true as well and, now, Bayli is headed to Washington D.C. to compete for the national crown!

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River City Festival of Films is Next Weekend in the O

Next weekend is the River City Festival of Films in Owensboro.

And, what is really neat is that famous actor-director Peter Weller (pictured above) is going to be in town for two events.

It's all put together by Owensboro-based filmmaker P. J. Starks. H

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