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The First Family of Racing: New Book by Earl Hayden

Earl Hayden knows a thing or two or three about racing.  In fact, his three sons, Nicky, Roger and Tommy are all motorcycle racing champions.  And their dad profiles their careers and his role in them in a brand new book called The First Family of Racing.  It's available now and all the proceeds will benefit a beloved local charity.

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Rick Diamond, Getty Images
Rick Diamond, Getty Images
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Preston From The LoCash Cowboys Talks To WBKR! [VIDEO]

The Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest is SATURDAY! Yep... August 16th is just about here and we are ready for the party of the year! Hank Jr., Charlie Daniels Band, LoCash Cowboys, The Lacs, JT Hodges, Brasher Bogue and the Josh Merritt Band will be rockin' the Big O stage at Reid's Orchard before you know it!

I got to catch-up with Preston from the LoCash Cowboys on Tuesday. If you missed it, check it out here...

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Dairy Queen Facebook
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Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day Is THURSDAY!

2014 is the 30th year that Dairy Queen has partnered with the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals! That's worth a blizzard right there, am I right?!? Thursday, August 14th is Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen and you can snack on a delicious treat and make a difference in the lives of children.

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92.5 WBKR via YouTube
92.5 WBKR via YouTube
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Senator Mitch McConnell Receives Award from Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at Owensboro Health [VIDEO]

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell was in Owensboro, Monday, to speak about the Affordable Care Act in a town hall meeting at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.

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Jason Tanner via YouTube
Jason Tanner via YouTube
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Hundreds Line Up Along Highway 54 to Pay Tribute to Taylor Widmer Who Died Thursday in a Car Accident [VIDEO]

I'm kind of overwhelmed right now. When your dad is a licensed undertaker and funeral director, like mine was, you learn early in life about death. You have those conversations sooner than others. It's helped me be more prepared through the years.

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Youtube via Sesame Street Live
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WIN Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance” Tickets For Your Whole Classroom!

"Sunny day, sweepin the clouds away"... everybody sing along! Sesame Street Live: "Let's Dance" is coming to the Riverpark Center in Owensboro September 6th and 7th. Teachers, principals, parents... you could win tickets for your whole classroom to the show!

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Mercedes rancaAo, ThinkStock
Mercedes rancaAo, ThinkStock
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River Valley Cluster Dog Show Coming Soon!

Love dogs? Always glued to the TV every time a dog show is on? Well, you're in luck! The River Valley Cluster Dog Show is coming to the convention center in Owensboro in just a few weeks!

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New Beginnings
New Beginnings
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UPDATE: Jac’s Big O Party Friday To Benefit New Beginnings RESCHEDULED

UPDATE: DUE TO POSSIBLE RAINY WEATHER, OUR BIG O PARTY, SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 8TH, HAS BEEN MOVED TO MONDAY, AUGUST 11TH.

JOIN US FROM 11AM-1PM FOR LUNCH!

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Photo by Rick Diamond, Getty Images For Country Thunder
Photo by Rick Diamond, Getty Images For Country Thunder
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WBKR Interviews Big O Music Fest Artist, JT Hodges [VIDEO]

I can't believe it either, but the Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest is NEXT Saturday! Yep, August 16th out at Reid's Orchard, Hank Williams, Jr., Charlie Daniels Band, The Lacs, LoCash Cowboys, JT Hodges, Brasher Bogue and the Josh Merritt Band will rock that stage!

I had the pleasure of speaking with JT this morning and he is SO excited to perform for y'all next Saturday! Take a listen as we chat about his impressive music background, new music and football!

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PJ Starks/Verite Cinema via YouTube
PJ Starks/Verite Cinema via YouTube
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I Am So Owensboro: The Downtown Owensboro Trolley Edition [Video]

Remember the recent "I Am So Owensboro" trend?  Well, I was in Florida when that fad hit Facebook and I missed out on all the fun.  So, for my latest edition of Chamber Danger, my Rooster Booster video series, I decided to make up for lost time.  And now, I proudly present "I Am So Owensboro I'm Riding the Downtown Owensboro Trolley to See How So Owensboro the Rest of Owensboro Is."  Enjoy!!

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Dave Spencer
Dave Spencer
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Owensboro Company at the Forefront of Ebola Treatment

The Ebola virus is one of the world's deadliest. It creates an especially aggressive form of hemorrhagic fever which, in the worst cases, will send a patient into shock before death, after bleeding internally and externally.

But an Owensboro company may have an answer.

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Jaclyn Graves
Jaclyn Graves
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Carsyn Started Kindergarten Today And I Didn’t Cry… Is Something Wrong With Me?

Today was a day that I've been dreading for years... The first day of kindergarten for Carsyn.

I just knew I'd be that Mom, tears streaming down my face, begging for one more hug. I'd be depressed all day until I could run into school and pick her up and take her home. Funny thing happened thou...

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