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Guns & Hoses Coming Up! Watch A Fight! [VIDEO]

Guns and Hoses is coming up soon! It's the annual boxing match at The Ford Center between firemen and police officers, which benefits 911 Gives Hope. This afternoon, EPD Chief Billy Bolin came into the WBKR studios to talk about the event. I told him that I'd never been able to see the matches in the previous years and he pointed me in the direction of Youtube. Turns out there are tons of videos online that show you just how serious the fighters take these bouts!

Take a look and check it out!

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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GRADD Offers Health Insurance & Obamacare Enrollment Assistance

The Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as Obamacare) is in full swing and the deadline to sign up for health insurance is quickly approaching.  In fact, people without insurance have until March 31st to sign up for coverage for face tax penalties.  To help make sense of the Affordable Care Act and educate people about the benefits of Kynect, Kentucky's Healthcare Connection, the Green River Area Development District is offering weekly workshops to help residents navigate their healthcare options (and there are a bunch) and enroll in a plan that will best work for you.  Here's the schedule of workshops for Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union and Webster Counties . . .

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Homecoming Welcome Planned for Muhlenberg County Fire Victim Kylie Watson

She is coming home!  11-year-old Kylie Watson, who, with her father Chad, survived a deadly fire that claimed the lives of her mother and 8 siblings, is being released from Vanderbilt and will return home to Muhlenberg County this Saturday.  And the community plans to be out in force to welcome her back.

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WBKR Wins American Advertising Federation Award

Friday night I had the pleasure of representing WBKR at the 2013 American Advertising Federation - Greater Evansville - Awards. We were nominated for 'Digital Advertising - Video' at the banquet for our Zombie Run video.

Well, how'd we do?!?

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Chamber to Host Legislative Forum Saturday

With the legislative session under way, there are a lot of items on the agenda for area legislators.  If you would like to find out what they are working on, and ask questions, you have a chance this Saturday

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Local Coach and Players Selected for National Team

I always enjoy seeing announcements of who makes it on national sports teams, especially teams representing the USA! Well, it seems that congratulations are in order for a local football coach for making it as part of USA Football’s U

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New Area Code Overlay Coming to Western Kentucky

Well it’s been a while since we’ve heard about this topic, but a new area code is coming to Western Kentucky. And it is bringing changes with it.

I put a blog up a little over a year ago about the new area code overlay that is coming to the area, and that time is now upon us

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Jake Owen’s ‘Days Of Gold’ Tour Headed To The Tri-State

If you were at the 2013 Big O Music Fest, than you know how awesome of a show Jake Owen puts on! He rocked the Owensboro stage back in August and he's heading back to the Tri-State!

Jake announced the dates and locations for his 2014 'Days Of Gold' tour and he'll be close... really close!

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Photo by Jordan Winders
Photo by Jordan Winders
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Western Ky Town In Old X-Files Comic

It never ceases to amaze me the things I find while cleaning. A few weeks ago it was a book of country start from the 90's that I find in a box while cleaning. Today it was a comic book from 1997 that I found

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Evansville Listed Among the Most Miserable Cities in U.S.

Don't look at me. I LIKE Evansville. Especially the really cool, older west side. I think the population is just about right and it has all the amenities. But the Gallup Well-Being Index (whatever THAT is) begs to differ.

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Storm Spotter Captures Morganfield Tornado on Video

If you were watching Eyewitness News/WEHT during continuous severe weather coverage Sunday afternoon or were listening to the simulcast on WBKR, you may have heard storm spotter Christopher Conley talking with WEHT Chief Meteorologist Wayne Hart.

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Audubon Parkway at the Zion exit. (Facebook/WEHT)
Audubon Parkway at the Zion exit. (Facebook/WEHT)
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Severe Weather Outbreak Yields Damage, Stark Imagery [PHOTO GALLERY]

A severe weather outbreak encompassing Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio produced multiple tornadoes up north and few on-the-ground twisters here in the tri-state.

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