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Holiday World Adds A Little “Spice” To Happy Halloween Weekends

Happy Halloween Weekends will kick off at Holiday World starting Saturday, September 24 and they just got a little bit "sweeter."   The park has added new "pumpkin" themed treats to the menu to spice things up!  Let your taste buds savor; Pumpkin Funnel Cakes, pumpkin Pie Flurry, Pumpkin Roll, Pumpkin Cheesecake Fudge, Pumpkin Spice Latte, and Pumpkin Spice Calk Balls.  Grab your families and prepare for a deliciously SPOOKtacular time!

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Owensboro/Daviess County Christmas Parade Association
Owensboro/Daviess County Christmas Parade Association
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Plans Announced for 80th Annual Owensboro Daviess County Christmas Parade

Can you believe that we're just three months away from Christmas?  We are and we're thrilled to share the details about the 80th Annual Owensboro Daviess County Christmas Parade!

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Lance Crabtree Really Wants to Meet Carrie Underwood in Evansville [Video]

Meet Lance Crabtree.  The fact that Lance is alive is a miracle.  When he was an infant, he was basically given no chance of survival and his parents were even advised to start making funeral arrangements for him.  That was thirteen years ago.  Yep!  Lance is now 13, full of life, and just obsessed with a certain country music singer.  For his birthday on May 30th, Lance's parents surprised him with tickets to see his crush, Carrie Underwood, live at The Ford Center in Evansville on November 11th.  What Lance really wants (and what we're hoping to make happen) is to meet Carrie when she's in town.

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Slimbridge Wetland Centre Prepares For Late Influx Of Wintering Birds
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Owensboro Ducks Unlimited Hosting Banquet

Owensboro Ducks Unlimited to host banquet sponsored by Champion Ford, Saturday, September 24, at 5:30 at the Owensboro Sportscenter.

 It will be a family oriented environment, with a kids exclusive area, games, and prizes for the whole family...

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Media24 via YouTube
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Chicago Ice Cream Man Receives $380K From GoFundMe Page[VIDEO]

In honor of National Ice Cream Day, I found a pretty "COOL" story to share.

Chicago Ice Cream Vendor, Fidencio Sanchez,  89, has been selling ice cream and popsicles in a Chicago neighborhood for more than 20 years.  Every morning he gets up heads to a local restaurant and purchases 200 popsicles.

One day last week, a customer's heart broke for Sanchez when he asked him why he continued to work so hard every day.  Sanchez said his daughter who helped to support him and his wife died in June.

The customer immediately went to social media and shared his story.  The response was overwhelmingly awesome!  One person even created a GoFundMe page for the family that raised close to $380,000.

Sanchez responded with a grateful heart and said now he would finally be able to get some rest.

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Derek Fugate via YouTube
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Vintage Footage of Opryland USA Theme Park from 1988 [Video]

Oh my goodness!  This video brings back a ton of childhood memories. Last year here at WBKR.com, I shared a story called Remembering Opryland USA: The Home of American Music.  That blog contained some vintage footage of the park.  Thanks to YouTube, I found some more.  Check this out.  It's a video from the summer of 1988 courtesy of Derek Fugate.  You're going to see footage of some of your favorite rides and attractions from Opryland, including the famous Wabash Cannonball.

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New Study Says Daviess County Has Highest Level of Chromium-6 in Drinking Water in Kentucky

Hexavalent chromium or chromium-6 first came to national attention when law clerk and now consumer advocate Erin Brockovich investigated the water from California-based company Pacific Gas & Electric. Now, a new study of the drinking water in 85 Kentucky counties finds the highest levels of chromium-6 right here in Daviess County

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Johannes Simon, Getty Images
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Botanical Gardens To Host ‘Back Woods Ball’

Western Kentucky Botanical Gardens to host 'Back Woods Ball' Going to the Pour House on Friday, September 23, from 7- 11 p.m.  Taking place at Big Independent Warehouse at 1875 Old Calhoun Road...

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The World’s 4th Strongest Man Lives in Owensboro [VIDEO]

I had the opportunity to hang out with Julius Maddox from Friends of Sinners a Christ-Centered Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation facility here in Owensboro. Julius is well-known for his size and great strength but most importantly for his story.  He came from a childhood of drugs, alcohol, and plenty of wrong decisions. But he has turned that all around in a "powerful" way.

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What Would You Do if Your Child Was Being Bullied?

One evening this week my oldest son came home after practice and slumped down in a chair in our kitchen.  At 13 he doesn't often tell this mama bear all the things that go on in his daily life.  This particular evening was different.  I felt it.  He hung around just a little longer than normal.

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A Tribute To My Momma

Today would have been my momma's 75th birthday.  Jean Stephanie Ballard born September 20, 1941, in New York, New York.

I don't even know where to begin when I think of what to say about her.  A mother of 5 biological children but she was truly a mother to EVERYONE from grandchildren to all my friends.

She was the type of person when you met her after talking to her for just a few minutes you felt like you had known her your entire life.  She raised me to be confident, independent, and strong in my faith.

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Angel’s A Goat Whisperer [VIDEO]

So you guys have been getting to know me over the past few weeks.  Chad has talked about my many talents, but did you know I was also a Goat Whisperer?!

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