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Evansville’s Kristy Yoder Competes for Spot on The Biggest Loser [Video]

This is so exciting.  Kristy Yoder of Evansville is one of 96 finalists for a spot in Season 17 of NBC's popular weight loss show The Biggest Loser.  And, she stopped by the WBKR studios this morning to chat about how she became a finalist and when she expects the big news about a possible trip to Los Angeles.  She also introduced us to Matt, a Chicago man who actually may end up being her partner on the show.  WATCH!

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September Is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month #ShowYourGold

If you know anything about us here at WBKR, then you know of our passion for research and awareness toward childhood cancer. We are humbled to be a Country Cares station for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and would honestly do anything to help raise money for their cause. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and I thought in honor of recognizing this great fight to end childhood cancer, we would look-back on our support... thru song.

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Trevor Brooks Coming To Country Con [VIDEO]

Coming to the Owensboro Convention Center, a week from THIS Saturday, it's Country Con! We've been introducing you to the 50 emerging artists playing on three stages and here's another, Waxahachie, Texas native Trevor Brooks!

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Kentucky Kookers Benefit For Glass & Morris Families Sunday At Diamond Lake

The Kentucky Kookers will be doing a benefit fundraiser for the Glass and Morris families who lost their children in a car crash on HWY 56 Saturday August 22nd.

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Photo by Patty Millay
Photo by Patty Millay
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What’s Cookin’? Patty’s Tomato Breads [Recipe]

For once What's Cookin'? guest Patty Millay actually used her measuring cups!  And she says it was totally worth it.  In fact, Patty says this week's recipe is the best she's ever made for us here at WBKR.  So, naturally, we're sharing those recipes with you!  Check 'em out. 

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DCHS Student Launches Super Campaign For Senior Class VP [Photo]

Campaign season is underway.  And, no.  I am not referring to the race for President of the United States.  And while Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are making headlines literally every day, a local high school student has launched an attention-grabbing campaign of his own.  Tyler Belcher is running for Senior Class Vice President at Daviess County High School and has released one of the greatest campaign photos ever . . . anywhere, for any race, in any election.  LOOK!

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Drafthouse Films via YouTube
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TWO and Daviess Co Library Team Up For “SchlockOrama” [VIDEO]

I know I've said before and I'm saying it again. I LOVE bad movies! I'm an avid Mystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax fan. Last year, my buddy Wesley Johnson at the Daviess Co. Public Library put together the first "SchlockOrama" series. It was so much fun, the Library is kicking it up a notch this year by teaming with the Theater Workshop of Owensboro to present "SchlockOrama: A Tribute to Cult Cinema" at the Trinity Theater on the first Tuesday of every month beginning in September!

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Our Day With WKU Football [VIDEO]

As a proud Western Kentucky University alum, I'm always ready to support my Hilltoppers. But, after spending some time on The Hill last week checking out Western's football facilities and practice, I'm more ready for the season to get started than ever!

Brett and I spent several hours in Bowling Green getting a tour of the facilities and checking out practice. To say we were blown away is a complete understatement.

Check it out for yourself...

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Miss America Organization via YouTube
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Vote Madisonville Native Katherine Kelley for America’s Choice [Vote]

Madisonville, Kentucky native Katherine Kelley is the current Miss Nevada and on September 13th, she'll compete for the title of Miss America.  And YOU can help her win the crown.  The Miss America Pageant is giving the American public the chance to choose a semifinalist and each contestant has filmed a video to try and lock down your vote.  Here's Katherine's!

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Centre Court Offers Tennis Lessons for Adults and Kids [Video]

Centre Court in Owensboro recently celebrated its official grand opening!  And I was there to preview some of the awesome classes and programs the facility is offering local tennis players.  Check this out.  Bill Henness, the General Manager of Centre Court, took some time to chat with me about the new facility and the vast array of clinics offered for beginners, intermediate and advanced players of the game.

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Up, Down, And Dirty For A Cure Extreme 5K Mud Run September 19th [VIDEO]

The Up, Down, and Dirty for a Cure Extreme 5K Mud Run at Diamond Lake Resort is back! Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 19th and take a walk down memory lane and watch when Chad and Jac gave the wall on the mud run course a test run.

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Bimbo Bakeries Issue Voluntary Regional Recall Of Certain Breads

Bimbo Bakeries USA has initiated a voluntary regional recall of certain bread products under the Sara Lee, Kroger, Bimbo, Nature's Harvest, Great Value, and L'Oven Fresh brands due to the possible presence of fragments of glass caused by a broken light bulb at one of its bakeries.

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