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Whitesville Lions Club Christmas Auction

It's time again for the annual Whitesville Lions Club auction! The event is sponsored by the Whitesville Lions Club and benefits the Lions Club Christmas food basket program.

The auction is Friday, November 20th at 6:00pm at the Whitesville Senior Center at Whitesville Park, Hwy 54 in Whitesville.

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Kenny Chesney Presale Code

By now, you've heard that Kenny Chesney is bringing his "Spread The Love" 2016 tour to Papa John's Stadium in Louisville, right?!? Kenny, Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt and Old Dominion are set to hit the Bluegrass State on Saturday, May 28th!

Tickets officially go on sale THIS Friday, November 20th at 10:00am, but guess who has the PRESALE code for you?!? You already know we do! 

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Pennyrile Parkway, Henderson to WK Exchange, Is Now Officially I-69

The Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway in Hopkins, Webster, and Henderson counties, a 42-mile stretch, has been officially renamed Interstate 69.

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Gov Beshear Orders All Flags At Half-Staff In Honor Of Paris Victims

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff today (11/16) through Thursday (11/19) at sunset in honor of the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris, France last Friday.

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Evansville’s Collin Clarke Places 5th At Kentucky Muscle Competition [VIDEO]

This is one unforgettable story. 22-year-old Collin Clarke is from Evansville. It has always been his dream to compete in a bodybuilding competition. He achieved that dream over the weekend in Louisville at the Kentucky Muscle show.

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Christmas Wish Letter Deadline 12-16-15

UPDATE - 2015 LETTERS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED BUT YOU CAN DROP OFF DONATIONS AT THE CHRISTMAS WISH OFFICE ACROSS FROM BEDLAND AT TOWNE SQUARE MALL.

 

The Christmas Wish office will officially open on Monday, November 30th in Towne Square Mall in Owensboro, but the letters are already rolling in. We want to make sure that everyone who needs a jolly little helper this year gets the help needed. If you or someone you know will need the help of CW this season, now is the time to get your letter in.

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Suicide Prevention Discussion [VIDEO]

Here at WBKR, we know that our main focus is on the health and well-being of our community. We also know that one of the biggest issues that no one is talking about is mental health concerns.
We invited Mike Flaherty, President of the Owensboro Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition to come and talk with our listeners about suicide.
Take a look at this video.

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Carpet One Honored For Dedication To Veterans

Carpet One Floor & Home of Owensboro is proud to give back to those who have given their service to our country. Yesterday, they were honored with a shadowbox containing steel from Ground Zero. Carpet One is a proud contributor to the Building for America's Bravest, which provides smart homes for veterans who have been severely injured or disabled.

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Glenn Family Services Hosting Veterans Day Event

Glenn Family Services is hosting an event this Veterans Day. They are inviting all veterans to join the event, featuring sandwiches, chips and drinks provided by Old Hickory Bar-B-Q and live entertainment by Cathy and Tommy Mullins.

Check it out! 

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Travis Tritt Pre-Sale Code

By now, you have probably heard that Travis Tritt is coming to The Victory Theatre in Evansville February 11th. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, November 13th, but we have the pre-sale code for you!

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NintendOwensboro Celebration This Saturday At The Daviess Co. Public Library [VIDEO]

30 years?! Yes, it's been 30 years since the world was introduced to the original Nintendo game system. I got mine for Christmas. It came with 'Super Mario Bros.' and 'Duck Hunt', remember the pistol/zapper? Sadly, it would be the last game console I would own; I never graduated to Super Nintendo.

This Saturday (11/14) at the Daviess Co. Public Library, all of the Nintendo gaming systems will be available for everyone to play at the NintendOwensboro Celebration!

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Owensboro Family Has Wheelchair Van Stolen, Asking For Your Help

An Owensboro family was visiting their son in Norfolk, Virginia for his graduation from the U.S. Army School of Music when their wheelchair van was stolen. That left them stranded 3 hours from home, wondering how to get their family home. Luckily, they were able to get another vehicle to get them home, but they could use all of our help trying to find their stolen van.

Here is the Facebook post from the mother...

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