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The Holiday Drive-In Is Set To Reopen Soon!

One of my favorite warm-weather things to do is go to the drive-in theater. I love being in the open air, snackin on some goodies, hanging out, just watching a movie on the big screen. Well, looks like I'll be able to do that sooner than later!

The Holiday Drive-In in Rockport is set to re-open for the season soon!

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Florida Georgia Line Summer Series Tour Coming To Bowling Green With Who?!?

Ok, ok... we get it. I love Florida Georgia Line! But, probably not why you think. (Ok, yes, they are easy on the eyes, ha!) For real thou, they are AMAZING live! Plus, they're really nice guys and I'm really happy for the success they've had. What's better than seeing a FGL show? Seeing it with this guy...

Earlier Friday, the hot duo announced their FGL This Is How We Roll Summer Series, with a mid-summer stop just an hour from Owensboro! I'm more excited than a camel on Wednesday!!

So, who will be joining the boys on the road?!?

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The Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Courtesy of Facebook
The Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Courtesy of Facebook
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Haunted Kentucky Hospital to Become Four-Star Hotel

The Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky was used for over fifty years to quarantine tuberculosis patients, most of which met their brutal demise inside the hospital. It was shut down in 1961, after a successful antibiotic against TB was discovered, but reopened again in 1962 and used as a geriatric facility until sometime in 1980.

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Thumbs Up For Lane Receives 2014 Eagle Rare Life Award [VIDEO]

The entire nation was captivated and joined support for Lane Goodwin during his fight with cancer. I think it's safe to say that the Tri-State really took Lane and his family in during their journey and felt like we'd lost one of our own when he passed.

One of Lane's wishes was to find the cause of and a cure for cancer. His family took this challenge head on by starting the Thumbs Up For Lane Goodwin Childhood Cancer Foundation. Recently, Lane's mother, Angie, and the Foundation received a national award, the 2014 Eagle Rare Life Award, in which they were awarded $40,000! The Eagle Rare Life Award was created to honor individuals who lead rare, inspirational lives.

I'm so proud of them for all the hard work that they have put into this ongoing fight for a cure for childhood cancer. Here is the official 2014 Eagle Rare Life Award Grand Prize Winner video.

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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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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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