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Owensboro Bowl For The Cure August 6-7 At Diamond Lanes South [VIDEO]

Dust off your shoes and haul those bowling bags out of the closet because "Owensboro Bowl for the Cure" hosted by the Komen Evansville Tri-State Affiliate is back! Let's take a trip down memory lane (get it!) and see what the WBKR team was getting into last year at Diamond Lanes South.

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Kenny King, Dream Copy Photography
Kenny King, Dream Copy Photography
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Additional Big O Music Fest Artist Announced

I'm sure you've heard by now, but the party of the year is back! On Saturday, August 15th, Ray Scott, Corey Smith, The LACS, Travis Tritt and Jake Owen will be rockin' the Big O Music Fest at Reid's Orchard! But, did you hear that they've announced another performer?!? It's one of the hottest acts in all of music! It's....

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OPD
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OPD Taking Applications For Citizens Academy

Have you ever wondered how your Owensboro Police Department really works? Want an insider-view on each department? The Citizens Academy is for you and applications are being accepted now!

Not only will you get a great understanding of the department, but also get a hands-on experience at the firing range, with the bomb squad, an interactive exercise with the Emergency Response Team and more!

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Thinkstock Photos
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DCPS Educators At Learn And Lead Conference In Atlanta

The Literacy Design Collaborative has chosen a group of educators from across the nation to Learn and Lead Fellows at the Southern Regional Education Board's Networking Conference in Atlanta. Three DCPS educators are presenting at the conference this week.

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Jupiterimages/Thinkstock
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Kenergy Asks Us to “Reduce Use” on This Very Hot Afternoon

Just got off the phone with Kenergy, and they are asking us to "reduce use" this afternoon between the peak hours of 4PM and 7PM.

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Natasha Neely/Facebook
Natasha Neely/Facebook
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Jon Brennan Makes Surprise Appearance Aboard Nashville’s General Jackson Showboat

Natasha Neely Henry of Owensboro grew up on stage at Goldie's Best Little Opryhouse in Kentucky.  Since that time, she's moved to Nashville, graduated from Belmont University, interned at the Grand Ole Opry and has been performing on board the General Jackson Showboat in Nashville for a couple of seasons now.  This week, she got a surprise visit from a former, fellow Goldie's cast member.  Jon Brennan came to the General Jackson to see the show and, before long, Natasha talked him in to being part of it.

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Shaped by FAITH Partner Ball Exercise

Shaped by FAITH Partner Ball Exercise

My radio guests Berly Sullivan Tillman & Maria Shyver from Mentor Kids KY did an amazing job demonstrating the partner ball exercise. Grab a partner at home, wor

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FikMik-ThinkStock
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Thursday Yard Party With The American Cancer Society

It's time for another WBKR Yard Party, brought to you by The Hines Center in Philpot! Join us, Thursday, July 9th, right here at the station for a lunch fundraiser for the American Cancer Society! They'll be serving up burgers, chips, a drink and cookie all for $5.00!

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Puzzle Pieces Kicks-Off Fundraising Campaign [VIDEO]

Puzzle Pieces will celebrate its third anniversary in September and they are asking for your help to help in the celebration. Puzzle Pieces is an activity day center for individuals with intellectual disabilities ages 8 and up, located here in Owensboro. They kicked off a "60 in 60" campaign yesterday afternoon and have already gotten off to a great start! Their goal is to raise $60,000 in 60 days. This money will help them purchase their current building on Frederica Street that they have been leasing since the beginning.

I talked with Amanda Owen, the Executive Director and Founder of Puzzle Pieces yesterday about how much this campaign means to the clients and their families.

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Puzzle Pieces/Facebook
Puzzle Pieces/Facebook
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Puzzle Pieces: Raising $60,000 In 60 Days

Puzzle Pieces, Inc. is launching a fundraising initiative to support the purchase of their current location at 1512 Frederica Street. The campaign, with the goal of $60,000 raised in 60 days, will officially launch Tuesday at an announcement on the front lawn of Puzzle Pieces at 11:00 a.m.

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Google Earth
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Owensboro’s Lamp Lite Estates to Become Riverbend Pointe, a Manufactured Home Community

Lamp Lite Estates, just off Highway 60 East in Owensboro, has been acquired by SSK Communities, Kentucky's largest manufactured housing company.

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(Photo Courtesy of NASA/Newsmakers)
(Photo Courtesy of NASA/Newsmakers)
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Celebrate Asteroid Day at 54 Pizza Express East

Today is the first ever official Asteroid Day and our friends at 54 Pizza Express in Owensboro are celebrating.  We have the details!

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