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Here At WBKR, We Think “It’s Time” To Help

How many times do you see a fundraiser, non-profit organization or someone in need and think... "Someone should help them"? Well, here at WBKR, we think "It's Time" for us to help... All of us. We have such an amazing Tri-State community and we know that you can and will help out good causes right here. We will be focusing on several non-profits and local businesses thru the year and we'll be asking for YOUR help. We could be cleaning up a cemetery or running a blood drive, you just never know, but we will helping.

Our first project with It's Timeis Tuesd

ay, September 30th and we'll be serving lunch at the Daniel Pitino Shelter. Now, here's where YOUR help comes in...

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Erin Remembers The Ohio County Fair [VIDEO]

The month is almost over, yet, I remember my Septembers at the Ohio Co. Fair very well. It used to be held the first week of September, then a couple of years ago, it was moved up to July/August. Okay, summer is way too hot for a county fair! I know, the state fair is in August, but come on. And, the fair was cut down from a week to now 3 days. Times have changed, but I have some great memories of the OC Fair.

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$1 Million Lottery Ticket Sold In Hartford Yet To Be Claimed

Before you ask, it wasn't me. I've only purchased a handful of lottery tickets in my life and I've never won a single dollar back. My odds of winning at Ellis Park have been better in the last few years. The investigation into exactly who matched five numbers during last week's Powerball drawing is short, but it catches my curiosity.

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Coroner Rules Kristy Kelley’s Death Accidental Drowning

This morning, the Warrick County Coroner autopsied Kristy Kelley's body and ruled her death was an accidental drowning. Last night, a volunteer sonar team found her vehicle in a lake at the corner of Mt. Gilead and S. Yankeetown Rd. in Boonville.

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BREAKING NEWS: Body of Kristy Kelley Found [UPDATE]

UPDATE: Tuesday, September 16th at 10:46 p.m. - The Warrick County Sheriff's Department issued a statement confirming the body found inside the vehicle is that of Kristy Kelley.

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Miss Kentucky Ramsey Carpenter Finishes In Top 12 At Miss America

In a word, wow! Hartford's Ramsey Carpenter may have not captured the crown, but she finished in the Top 12 of this year's Miss America pageant. And that is fantastic!

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Grape Nuts II: Monkey Hollow Winery [PHOTOS]

To say we had a blast with the Grape Nuts II tour to Monkey Hollow Winery, is an understatement.... it was a total blast!! 21 listeners plus sales-gal Corena and I traveled to St. Meinrard, Indiana and had a wonderful time at the winery!

Take a look at some of our fun pictures from the day...

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National Classic To Join Tri-State Christmas Parades

When I saw this news, I may have squealed a little... This year, the Owensboro Daviess County and Evansville Christmas Parade will be joined by some pretty famous, fuzzy feet! Yep... the Budweiser Clydesdal

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‘The Walking Dead’ Co-Author To Headline The Providence Literary Festival

I introduced you this week to my book collection, and now, here's a book festival coming to Providence KY with a really cool special guest.

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Travis Manion Foundation To Host 9/11 Heroes Run In Madisonville

On September 6, the Travis Manion Foundation will host a 5K race in Madisonville to unite the community to remember the sacrifices of the heroes of September 11th and the heroes of all the wars since.

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The Hwy 60 Yard Sale Is Back!

If you're like me, you look forward to the Hwy 60 yard sale all year long! Over 200 miles, through eight Western Kentucky counties, of hundreds of great deals! Plus, lots of snacking and sightseeing!

Maybe you want to join in the sale? Want to map out your route? Here's more info!

Via the Hwy 60 website...

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New Champion Ford Commercial Features LoCash Cowboys And Big O Music Fest Footage [VIDEO]

I kept hearing about a drone flying over the massive crowd at the recent Big O Music Fest while the LoCash Cowboys were performing and how cool it was! Turns out, the footage from that was used in a Champion Ford commercial featuring LoCash! I got to see the video Friday while broadcasting live at Champion and you can see it now! Tanner West did a heck of a job on this, it's awesome!!

Were you at the Big O?!? Take a look and see if you can find yourself!!

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