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Traffic Restrictions Along US 231 Begin July 23, 2014

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to restrict traffic for asphalt paving along US 231 in OHIO County on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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Kentucky.com via YouTube
Kentucky.com via YouTube
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Hartford’s Ramsey Carpenter Crowned Miss Kentucky [VIDEO]

This is beyond words. Saturday night I noticed my Facebook feed was starting to blow up with posts about the Miss Kentucky pageant in Lexington. It turns out a young lady from Hartford, my hometown, won the pageant!

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Thank A Farmer – Cecil Farms Produce [VIDEO]

WBKR and Moore Ford Chrysler's "Thank A Farmer" series continues in West Daviess County, KY at Cecil Farms Produce. Take a look as we talk to Ryan Cecil and his sister, Suzanne Cecil White about their family history with farming and what the operation is today.

Cecil Farms Produce not only supplies produce locally, but all over the country.

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Thank A Farmer – Trunnell’s Farm Market [VIDEO]

We've all heard the saying, "If you've got food to eat, thank a farmer". Well, here at WBKR, along with Moore Ford Chrysler, we want you to help us Thank A Farmer. We'll visit several farms around the Tri-State area, focusing on those who put food on your table.

Today, let's head out Hwy 431 to Utica and chat with Kevin Trunnell of Trunnell's Farm Market. We all know about their awesome Family Fun Acre, but we'll also talk about how he got his start and the delicious foods and products that Trunnell's has to offer.

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Final Battle For The Big O Audition This Saturday at Show Me’s

Do you know someone who has the talent to stand on stage and open the 2014 Big O Music Festival?  Well, they need to come see us THIS WEEK!  Our final Battle for the Big O audition of the season is Saturday evening at Show Me's of Owensboro.  So far, we have seen an incredible amount of talent and have filled eleven spots in our finale event.  Just a couple more slots remain.   Get full details and find out who's already qualified for the finale here!!

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ROMP 2014 Cooks Up Some Fine Music And Tasty Food! [PHOTOS]

I think it's safe to say by now that we all know how much I love food, right? Well, leave it up to me to be blown away by the amazingness of the food at ROMP Fest 2014, ha! Of course the music is awesome. But, I bet you had no clue how huge of a selection of food ROMP has to offer.

Well, take a look at some of this year's food options for you, while you're enjoying some of the best music around this weekend at ROMP. You'll see some local favorites, some organic options and a place that puts anything and everything on a biscuit! Mmmm....

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Tickets For The USA Gymnastics Championship In Louisville, On Sale Now

If you're a gymnastics fan, you'll want to take a look at this! The USA Gymnastics Championships are coming to Louisville! The national championships for acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline/tumbling will be held at both the Kentucky International Convention Center and the KFC Yum! Center.

The five-day event is scheduled for July 15th - 19th and tickets are on sale now. The finals for the majority of the senior elite events are set for Saturday, July 19th at the KFC Yum! Center, beginning at 6:00pm (EST).

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Teen Killed In Boating Accident Identified

According to a report by WFIE, the teenager killed in a boating accident Sunday night has been identified. Authorities were called to the "French Islands" (an area of the Ohio River) Sunday afternoon for a water emergency, where the teen had been cut by a boat propeller.

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Category: Regional News
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Owensboro Area Quilter’s Guild Quilt Show 2014

I've always been in awe of those who have sewing talents. And, one of my favorite things I own is a quilt my Grandmother Graves made for me when I was a baby. If you're like me and truly appreciate the craft of quilting, you're going to be very excited about the upcoming Owensboro Area Quilter's Guild, going on this week!

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Photo by Kenneth King/Dream Copy Photography
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Two Battle For The Big O Auditions This Week

Do you know someone who has the talent to stand on stage and open the 2014 Big O Music Festival?  Well, there are two auditions this week for The Battle for the Big O.  Get full details and find out who's already qualified for the finale here!!

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Victor Zastol'skiy, ThinkStock
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Kenergy Reminds You The “First 72 Is On You”

Living in this area of the country, we all know that at any given point, a storm can get goin'. With storm season here, tornadoes are a major threat. Kenergy Corp. wants to remind you that the "First 72 Is On You".

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Andy Lyons, Getty Images
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Date Set For 2014-2015 UK UofL Basketball Game

In a joint announcement Monday morning, the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville released the date of the much anticipated basketball game for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. The Cardinals are set to host this year and the big game will benefit the Basketball Hall of Fame. You'll be able to catch the game live on ESPN 2.

So, when will the game be?!?

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