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Kraftucky
Kraftucky
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2014 Kraftucky Arts & Crafts Expo

Experience the region's best arts and crafts at Kraftucky! The event is November 7th - November 9th at the Owensboro Convention Center. Expect to see thousands of arts and crafts items for sale, from jewelry to glass art.

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ABC TV & Getty Images/Stephen Shugerman & Getty Images
ABC TV & Getty Images/Stephen Shugerman & Getty Images
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TV Celebrities Headline Owensboro’s Collector Con Convention This Weekend

Janet from Three's Company and that guy from Grizzly Adams are coming to Owensboro THIS WEEKEND!  Stewart Promotions is bringing Collector Con to town and TV stars Joyce Dewitt and Dan Haggerty are just two of the special guests lined up! 

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Verite Cinema
Verite Cinema
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Produced and Filmed in Owensboro, ‘Volumes of Blood’ Closing In on Production Finish Line

Vobanthology! Say it with mee...VOBANTHOLOGY! Actually, it should be spelled like this--VOBanthology. As in the Volumes of Blood Facebook page.

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(Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
(Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
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Welborn Florist Celebrates Customer Appreciation with Free Roses

On Friday morning, I will be broadcasting live at Welborn Florist on 4th Street in Owensboro.  The popular florist is celebrating Customer Appreciation Day and is doing it by giving away a bunch of free roses.  Here's how you can get in on the action!

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Erin Grant
Erin Grant
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Erin’s First Campaign Rally (Oh Look, There’s Bill Clinton) [VIDEO]

When I saw that the former President would be returning to Owensboro, I got the nutty idea to go and check things out. I had never been to a a campaign rally, big or small, ever. I have to admit, this was a great first one to attend.

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Tracy Cecil
Tracy Cecil
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Join WBKR For Kids Helping Kids Thursday [VIDEO]

It's no secret how dedicated we all are here at WBKR to the cause of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Our entire community has taken it upon itself to continue to fight for childhood cancer research and that extends to our kiddos, as well. On Thursday, two of my favorite kids will be here at the station to raise money for the "sick babies".
My Carsyn planted and picked some punkins' that she'll be selling for a donation and Gavin Howard will be here with t-shirts for sale that he designed!
Check out this video Carsyn made telling you all about her punkins...

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News
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Former President Bill Clinton To Visit Owensboro Tuesday

The former President will be attending a campaign rally for Senatorial candidate Allison Lundergan Grimes at the Owensboro Convention Center Tuesday (10/21) at 3:00pm.

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Jaclyn Graves
Jaclyn Graves
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Carsyn’s Kindergarten Field Trip To Trunnell’s Farm Market! [VIDEO]

Remember how exciting it was to go on a field trip during school?!? I totally remember! Even thou she's been there dozens of times, Carsyn has been counting down the days until her Kindergarten class at Sutton Elementary took a trip to Trunnell's Farm Market. Well, today was the day!

Here she is with her classmates and teacher, Mrs. Hoffman, telling you what their favorite part of the trip was...

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(Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
(Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
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Wynonna Performing Christmas Concert at Owensboro Convention Center

 

How does a little early Christmas present sound? Wynonna Judd and the Big Noise will be headed this way for a Christmas concert at the Owensboro Convention Center on December 4th, 2014.  In addition to singing your favorite holiday classics, Wynonna just may belt out a few of the hits that made her a country star!

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Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
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Celebrate My Drive: Help Daviess County High School Win a Concert by The Band Perry

This is pretty awesome.  The Band Perry has teamed up with Celebrate My Drive for a really cool contest that promotes a simple concept- 2N2.  That stands for keeping two eyes on the road and two hands on the wheel.  More teenagers die in car crashes than  any other cause and Celebrate My Drive is committed to reducing distracted driving by asking high school students to make safe driving commitments.  And there are some really cool prizes up for grabs for the high schools that get the most commitments!

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YouTube
YouTube
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Chad Trains with the College View Middle School Cross Country Team [Video]

And I lived to tell about it!  Lol!  My nephew Jacob is a cross country standout at College View Middle School.  And, last week, I decided to go to Yellow Creek Park and train with his team.  Now, here's the deal.  I run every single day.  But not like this.  This kids put me through the ringer.  After a two-mile "warm-up," we ran a series of 400M sprints.  And I was quickly gasping for air and warding off the angels.  Here's how practice unfolded.

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(Photo by H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
(Photo by H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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Owensboro’s Time and Temperature Phone Line Returns

Remember Owensboro's old time and temperature hotline?  I certainly do!  My sisters and I used to wear that phone number out when we were in school and knew there was a chance of snow or storms.  Well, finally, the phone number is back!

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