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‘Strong as Jamie’ Fundraiser Set for February 28th [VIDEO]

I met Bob Bradley when he joined Andy Brasher and Dustin Bogue for a recent Wednesday afternoon visit at the WBKR studio. And he shared an amazing story.

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OMU Solicits Public Input Regarding Plans To Reduce Electric Rates

While we are all in a deep freeze, Owensboro Municipal Utilities is putting together plans to reduce its customers' rates beginning in July.

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Winter Storm Watch Issued for Friday Afternoon and Friday Night

I'll just bet you haven't had your fill of winter weather. (Is the sarcasm translating well?) Seriously, we have more coming as a winter storm watch has been issued for the tri-state for the weekend.

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The Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center Needs Donations

Due to several blood drives being cancelled because of the inclement weather, the Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center is in need of all types of blood.

Here is a statement with options to donate this week:

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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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