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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
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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Jason Koger Bionic Hand Video
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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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Cecil Farms Produce
Cecil Farms Produce
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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
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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David Ramos/Getty Images
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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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Mark Tantrum/Getty Images
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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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Special Olympics Kentucky
Special Olympics Kentucky
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Kentucky Special Olympics Athletes Medal at World Games [Video]

HUGE congratulations out to Chris Willis of Owensboro and Lee Dockins, who's also representing Kentucky and Team USA at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.  They each won medals over the weekend!

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WBKR Yard Party Benefits Daviess County Animal Shelter

Who's ready for another yard party here at WBKR? We are! And, we hope that you are too! Join Barb Birgy this Saturday in the front yard of the radio station,  3301 Frederica Street in Owensboro, for a fun day with the Daviess County Animal Shelter!

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Special Olympics Kentucky
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Owensboro Special Olympian Chris Willis Grabs Two 4th Place Finishes at World Games

It's been a busy week for Owensboro's Chris Willis.  The Special Olympian is in Los Angeles competing for Team USA at the 2015 World Games!  So far, Chris has competed in two events and has been right on the edge of breaking onto the podium. 

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Owensboro Health via YouTube
Owensboro Health via YouTube
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Owensboro Health Harvest Market Bike Giveaway [VIDEO]

This week at the Owensboro Health Harvest Market, some unsuspecting kids, who were already sporting back to school backpacks from the event got something a little extra, watch!

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