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Jaclyn Graves
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I Tried To Get Off The Floor While Wearing The OPD’s 90lb Bomb Squad Suit… It Didn’t Go Well [VIDEO]

Last night, at the Citizens Academy with the Owensboro Police Department, was Hazardous Devices Unit night.... aka,The Bomb Squad. Officer Flory and Officer Alsip spoke with our class about all of their training, job duties and even showed off different types of (non-active) explosives and gear. Being the closet nerd that I am, I found it really fascinating.

The amount of knowledge that they must acquire is crazy impressive. And that suit... y'all, that beast weighs 90 pounds! So, naturally, I put the suit on and tried to get up from laying on the floor. How did it go? Not great, haha! Take a look...

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KWC Up ‘Til Dawn Holding Benefit Concert For St. Jude

This is really neat. Our friends from Up 'Til Dawn over at Kentucky Wesleyan College are holding a benefit concert on Thursday, October 9th and they will be raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!

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‘Voices of Elmwood’ Tours Begin Thursday [VIDEO]

Have you ever wanted to walk in shoes of the past? Do you love history? Then look no further than the fifth annual "Voices of Elmwood" at Elmwood Cemetery presented by the Daviess County Public Library and the Owensboro Museum of Science and History.

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Little Known Household Uses for Beer

Most of us don't think of beer as anything other than a delicious beverage!  Even the thought of pouring it anywhere than in our mouth seems sacrilegious.  But, there are some really great ways beer can come in handy around the house

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WBKR Visits The Daniel Pitino Shelter [VIDEO]

WBKR visited The Daniel Pitino Shelter Tuesday, kicking off our "It's Time" community service campaign and I think I can speak for everyone when I say, we left feeling extremely blessed and thankful. We had the pleasure of serving lunch to 175 people and a much better understanding of what the Pitino Shelter really offers this community.

Take a look as James and I discuss the shelter.

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*UPDATE* Is The President Planning A Tri-State Visit?

 

14 News is reporting that President Obama will be making a visit to the Tri-State in the near future.

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Here At WBKR, We Think “It’s Time” To Help

How many times do you see a fundraiser, non-profit organization or someone in need and think... "Someone should help them"? Well, here at WBKR, we think "It's Time" for us to help... All of us. We have such an amazing Tri-State community and we know that you can and will help out good causes right here. We will be focusing on several non-profits and local businesses thru the year and we'll be asking for YOUR help. We could be cleaning up a cemetery or running a blood drive, you just never know, but we will helping.

Our first project with It's Timeis Tuesd

ay, September 30th and we'll be serving lunch at the Daniel Pitino Shelter. Now, here's where YOUR help comes in...

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Jaclyn Graves
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My Ride-A-Long With The OPD

In conjunction with with the Owensboro Police Department's Citizens Academy, I got to go on a ride-a-long with an OPD officer. It was really cool! I have to give a big shout out to Officer Russelburg for letting me tag along this morning. Poor thing was trapped in his car with me for hours, ha!

Here's some of the things we did...

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Former UK, NBA Star Rex Chapman Arrested for Alleged Shoplifting

CBS Sports and ESPN are reporting that former University of Kentucky standout NBA star Rex Chapman has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting at a Scottsdale, Arizona Apple Store.

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Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce CEO Amy Jackson Resigns

I have some bittersweet, yet exciting news to share this afternoon.  My good friend and colleague Amy Jackson, the CEO and President of the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, has officially announced her resignation.  But, she is staying in Owensboro and will be going back to her banking roots with an exciting new opportunity.

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Owensboro’s Sears Store to Close in December

I remember when Towne Square Mall opened in 1978. The excitement leading up to the big event was palpable. Owensboro was finally going to get a mall.

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Missing Boonville, IN Woman Kristy Kelley
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Coroner Rules Kristy Kelley’s Death Accidental Drowning

This morning, the Warrick County Coroner autopsied Kristy Kelley's body and ruled her death was an accidental drowning. Last night, a volunteer sonar team found her vehicle in a lake at the corner of Mt. Gilead and S. Yankeetown Rd. in Boonville.

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