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Cruz Officially Announces 2016 Presidential Campaign

Ted Cruz is the first to officially announced his 2016 candidacy for the President of the United States. Cruz is currently a US Senator from Texas (R). He announced his anticipated candidacy with this video Monday morning.

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Carrie Is A Mommy! [PHOTO]

Carrie Underwood has some big news! She and hubby Mike Fisher recently welcomed a baby boy into their family last week.

Check out this adorable picture and his precious little name...

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Buzz:60 via YouTube
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The World’s Most Expensive Trailer [Video]

Sammy Kershaw may have know the Queen of the Double-Wide Trailers, but this bad boy is the King of the Single-Wides!  You are not going to believe this.  Way back in 1956, a man purchased a third of an acre of land in the Hamptons for just $300.  Today that land, which is home to his mobile home, is on the market for one million dollars.  Here's the story from Buzz:60.  This is GREAT!

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Category: Humor, National News
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CBS 60 Minutes Correspondent Bob Simon’s Last Report Was In Owensboro [VIDEO]

CBS 60 Minutes Correspondent Bob Simon was tragically killed in a car accident this week. He was 73. His last report for the long-time news program will air this Sunday. It was shot in Owensboro.

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Ranked by Fast Food, Kentucky Is 6th in the Nation…But It’s Not Exactly What You Might Think

 

When I was attending Western Kentucky University, we'd heard that Bowling Green had the second-most fast food restaurants per capita in the United States. A few years later, I heard a similar story about Owensboro.

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Radio Shacks, Including Several in Kentucky, Closing by the Hundreds

Radio Shack has been one of the handiest retail outfits that has existed in my lifetime. Working in radio, that makes sense. But the advancements made in technology over the last 20 years--and they've come at a far more rapid pace in the last 10--are rendering the electronics chain somewhat obsolete.

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Check Out These Super Bowl Ticket Prices

While scanning thru my emails last night, this one caught my attention, "Sports Ticket Alert: Super Bowl XLIX". Hmmm, just how much are tickets for the big game? Yowzers...Some ticket prices are a little too close to my yearly salary, ha!

Take a look! Seriously, how do people afford to go to the game?

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Dr. Phil Attempts To Interview Grayson Co. Teen Dalton Hayes

Dr. Phil McGraw visited the Grayson County Detention Center in Leitchfield on Friday with intent to interview 18-year-old Dalton Hayes, who with his 13-year-old girlfriend made national headlines when they ran away for a short term crime spree before being apprehended in Florida. The press dubbed the pair as a "modern day Bonnie & Clyde".

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‘DeflateGate’: How Will It Play Out?

Despite what happens with "DeflateGate", the New England Patriots will be playing in the Super Bowl. And I'll be honest, they have a good chance to win. It's one of the more bizarre sports stories I've seen in a while. Let's look at what we know so far.

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Category: National News, Sports
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Warner Bros. Pictures via YouTube
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Former UK Guard Sparks Briefly Mentioned in ‘American Sniper’

It's the most talked-about movie in the country, and I finally got to see it. No matter how you feel about the military, American Sniper is a one-of-a-kind movie experience. It's raw, visceral, and powerful. I loved it. What I didn't expect was how quiet the theater was during and after. It was so quiet, a name caught my attention in one key scene, and yes it involves Kentucky basketball.

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Kentucky Teens Sought for Alleged Multi-State Crime Spree Have Been Apprehended

18-year-old Dalton Hayes and 13-year-old Cheyenne Phillips have been described as a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde.

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Today Is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day [VIDEO]

Friday, January 9th is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and here at WBKR, we appreciate all of our law enforcement officers! We are so grateful for the amazing men and woman of our local, state and federal agencies and appreciate all of their hard work. Although we're thankful for their work year round, today is a special day to show how much we all care.

Everyone knows at least one person who is an officer, right? Well, grab your phone and send a text or make a call, drop off a Thank You treat at your local department, show your support on social media... Just thank a law enforcement officer today!

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