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Owensboro Special Olympics Swimmer Medals In National Games

Tuesday, in the Special Olympics USA National Games in New Jersey, Owensboro athlete Christopher Willis won a silver medal in the Division #M3 50 YD Breaststroke.

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Jac’s Big O Party WEDNESDAY: Join Us To Say Goodbye To Moon

It's always a fun day when we have a Jac's Big O Party, but Wednesday's party is really special to us here at WBKR. Our fearless leader, Moon Mullins, is retiring from radio and we'll be sending him off in style!

Join us from 11:00am - 1:00pm for lunch and to wish him well on his new journey!

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OPD Opens Citizen’s Police Academy Registration

Every year the Owensboro Police Department hosts the Citizen's Police Academy, I always want to join... but, usually forget to register, ha. Well, not this year! My registration application is filled out and on the way to OPD... you should join me!

Here's more info from the OPD on what to expect from the academy:

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dcplibrary2020 via YouTube
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Daviess County Public Library Publishes Behind-the-Scenes Recap of River City Festival of Films [VIDEO]

On March 1st, 2014, the Owensboro Convention Center played host to the annual River City Festival of Films--an extraordinary event which has grown by leaps and bounds since its beginnings in a vacant space at Towne Square Mall.

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
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Blue Bridge Traffic Restrictions to Begin Tuesday

It seems there isn't a quadrant of Owensboro that's been untouched by some sort of roadwork or road construction. On Tuesday, we'll add the Blue Bridge to the mix.

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Two Owensboro Girls Appear on the Katie Couric Show [VIDEO]

Puzzle Pieces in Owensboro is a "non-profit activity day center serving individuals 8 years and up, with intellectual disabilities."

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Experience Bluegrass Music Day Camp For Kids

Looking for a cool, new experience for your kids this summer? Check this out...

Experience Bluegrass is a music day camp for children ages 8 to 12. They will learn all about local legend, Bill Monroe, and how he started Bluegrass music as they tour the International Bluegrass Music Museum and see the instruments played. They will take what they learn and turn it into a song to record. Each child will get their very own copy of the song on CD.

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Owensboro’s Moonlight Ride for St. Jude One Week Away: Register Now! [Video]

Here at WBKR, we are getting excited and geared up for the first-ever Moonlight Ride!  It's the City of Owensboro's brand new St. Jude fundraising event that involves a 12-mile bicycle ride around the city and a huge three-hour pre-party with line dancing, Zumba and more.  And, if you want to be involved, the clock is ticking.  The Moonlight Ride is one week from today!  That's right.  It's Friday, June 13th in downtown Owensboro.  Check out the official trailer and get more info here.

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OPD via Facebook
OPD via Facebook
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Meet Vendo: The OPD’s New K-9 [PHOTO]

The Owensboro Police Department has made an addition to its' already impressive police force... Meet Vendo! Vendo is the latest K-9 member of the OPD!

Here's more info from the OPD about the cute pup!

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Did you Know These Well-Known Musicians are Kentucky Made?

The Bluegrass state has a rich history of singers/songwriters who were inspired by life in Kentucky.  Whether it be the Appalachians in Eastern KY or the “hollers and hills” through the central parts, these famous folks hail from and found musical muse right here in KY. Did you know these well-known musicians are KENTUCKY MADE?

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Steve Frost, Thinkstock
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70th Anniversary Commemoration of D-Day Event Schedule For Owensboro

On Saturday, June 7th at 1:00pm, there will be a 70th Anniversary Commemoration of D-Day at the Owensboro Sportscenter. This event will honor veterans who served in World War II and recognize the 70th anniversary of the Allied Invasion at Normandy, France.

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Facebook/Sara Murphy
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Owensboro’s Sara Murphy to Appear on ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss

The current season of ABC's his transformation show Extreme Weight Loss is underway.  And Sara Murphy, from Owensboro, is one of the seventeen contestants competing this year.  While the air date of Sara's episode has not been announced yet, we are encouraging her friends, family, friends and our WBKR listeners to visit her official Extreme Weight Loss Facebook page and LIKE it!  Get details here!

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