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2015 D.A.R.E. Golf Scramble Coming In September

Listen up golfers, here's a great opportunity for you to give back to your community and play some golf! It's the 2015 D.A.R.E. Golf Scramble and it's coming up soon!

Here's some info from the Owensboro Police Department...

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SPARKY Rescue Hosting Ice Cream Social TONIGHT!

SPARKY Rescue is hosting an ice cream social with Cold Stone Creamery on Frederica Street Thursday, August 13th! Stop by Cold Stone tonight between 5:00pm-8:00pm and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Sparky.

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International Bluegrass Music Museum Receives Distinguished Achievement Award

The International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro has received International Bluegrass Music Association's 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award.

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The Pitino Shelter, Facebook
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The Pitino Shelter’s List Of Most Needed Items

 

The Pitino Shelter is a wonderful facility here in Owensboro that houses homeless individuals and families, in attempts to transition them to permanent housing. They are always eager for volunteers to come help out by donating their time, money or products. Here is the latest list of items needed for the residents at The Pitino Shelter:

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Bud’s Harley-Davidson Bringing Harley Simulator To Country Con

Wanna ride a Harley? Want to see what all the hype of riding a motorcycle is, but don't have one? Come September 12th, Bud's Harley-Davidson has your chance to hit the road, without moving an inch! You can check out the Bud's Harley Simulator at Country Con! 

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Photo from Whitesville Elementary
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The CB Radio Show To Broadcast from Whitesville Elementary School

It was Back-to-School Week this week for students in the Owensboro City School System, in Hancock, McLean and more area counties.  Next week, students from the Daviess County Public School System go back to school and we're going to be there to celebrate!

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Check Out Jason Koger’s Bionic Hand! [VIDEO]

Many of you know of Jason Koger. He lost both of his hands in an accident a few years back and has basically become a spokesperson for the amputee community ever since. Jason is a dear friend of ours here at WBKR and was recently in the studio. He was telling us about his new bionic hand and it was so cool, I just knew we had to show y'all.

Check this out!

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Yard Party Friday!

We are hosting another yard party this Friday, August 7th at the WBKR station. Join us for lunch as we raise money for New Beginnings.We are also excited that Cecil Farms Produce will be joining us and bring lots of yummy watermelons!

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Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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Performance Times Released for Big O Music Fest 2015 [Schedule]

The Big O Music Fest is just over a week away and we have the tentative schedule right here at WBKR.com!  See when your favorite artist is taking the stage!

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UK Extension Office Offering FREE Food Preservation Workshop

Have you always wanted to can tomatoes or make salsa? Food preparation can be fun (so I've heard, ha!) and the UK Extension Office wants to show you how it's done! This three-day workshop is being offered completely FREE!

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Western Kentucky Botanical Garden to Wrap Up August with ‘Balloons Over the Garden’

Summer is winding down and the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden is preparing for a big finale with "Balloons Over the Garden."

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‘Owensboro Tickets’ Launches Monday

Cool news! Beginning today, Owensboro Tickets will launch as the new regional ticketing provider for our community, servicing performing arts centers, the Owensboro Convention Center, universities, and other local events and attractions.

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