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Country Heights Celebrates Start of School with Balloon Release [Video]

I remember doing something similar to this as a kid.  When I went to Thruston Elementary we had some sort of balloon release.  I vaguely remember attaching index cards to balloons and sending them off into the air for some reason or another (maybe to find a pen pal?).  Wednesday, Country Heights had a balloon launch of their own.  Teachers encouraged students to set goals for the upcoming school year and "attach" them to the balloons.  Then, everyone gathered in front of the school to set those goals free and lift them into the air to achieve new heights.  Check it out!

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Human Remains Discovered in Henderson County, Kentucky

Breaking news this afternoon.  Kentucky State Police are investigating the discovery of human remains in Henderson County.  Details at this time are limited, but here's what we know.

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Former WBKR Intern Lands Job at Grand Ole Opry

Former WBKR intern Whitney Merritt just got some exciting news.  She's going to be working for the show that made country music famous!

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Lilly King of Evansville Wins Olympic Gold in Rio

Lilly King had her sights set on Olympic gold in the 100-meter breaststroke event.  And, Monday night in Rio, the Evansville native and Reitz High School graduate did it!!  She won!!

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How Daviess County Schools Will Celebrate The First Day of School

It's hard to believe, but the summer break is over.  And Daviess County Public Schools, like a lot of school systems in the WBKR listening area, return to the class this Wednesday.  But schools in the district are making every attempt to make sure students aren't dreading the big day.  Here's a list of how local schools are planning to ring in the new school year!

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Rick Lasley Named New Principal at Apollo High School

Apollo High School will have a new principal when students return to class next week.

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DCHS Drummer Ian Alward Named to All-American Band

Huge honors for Daviess County High School senior Ian Alward.  The Band of Pride member has been selected to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.

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Holiday World Celebrates 70th Birthday [Video]

Happy Birthday to our friends at Holiday World!  Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Santa Claus, Indiana-based amusement park and they're celebrating by sharing some vintage video.  Check this out!

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Splashin’ Safari Named One of the Best Water Parks in the World

Splashin' Safari, Holiday World's popular water park, has made a HUGE "best" list.  I was surfing the iPad last night and saw an article pop up from The Active Times.  That article named Splashin' Safari one of the Best Water Parks in the World.

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Police raises $150,000 for homeless College student

In recent days, we have heard  about and seen  many horrible situations in which police officers have been victims or have been involved in tragic situations...

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Nancy Grace Covers Case of Body Found in Green River [Video]

The story of a fisherman who discovered a body in the Green River is getting national news coverage thanks to Nancy Grace from HLN.  She covered the story on her show last night.  Here's the latest in the case.

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Kings Island Announces Mystic Timbers Roller Coaster #WhatsInTheShed [Video]

I am there!  I love Kings Island anyway.  But, tonight, the Mason, Ohio amusement park unveiled plans for its brand new roller coaster for 2017.  It's called Mystic Timbers.  It's fast, furious, freaky and is still shrouded in mystery.  Check it out!

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