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The 2014 FIFA World Cup: Do We Care?

This is a serious question. For me, growing up in Kentucky, both soccer and hockey were not only foreign sports to me, I didn't care to watch either one. Now? I am little more open to what my out of the norm sports viewing choices are, especially during the summer.

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Lyme Disease Q & A: Facts You Should Know Before You Take That Hike

It’s play-outside season for all of us now, finally, and with new reports that more deer ticks survived the winter, we need to arm ourselves with the facts about Lyme disease.

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Can Jake Owen Dunk? [VIDEO]

First reaction... Can Jake Owen dunk a basketball? My initial thought is maaaybe, ha! He does appear to be athletic and I'm pretty sure he's a surfer. What do you think??

Take a look at this Instagram video he posted and find out!

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Demolition City Roller Derby Coming to Owensboro

For years, you have heard members of the Demolition Dolls and Destruction Dames roller derby teams visit The WBKR Waking Crew.  Now, you're going to get to see them in exhibition action right here in Owensboro on Sunday, June 8th.  Check this out!

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Drowning Doesn’t Always Look Like Drowning: Signs To Look For

It happens every year. As soon as the weather gets a little warmer, there's always a story on the news reporting an accidental drowning of a child. I think when us parents see that, we rush the unimaginable of that happening to us out of our minds as quickly as we can. I think we stupidly also think, "Well, I'd know if my child was drowning". That's not true at all.

The signs of drowning aren't always what you see in the movies. Drowning can be a very quiet, splash-free accident.

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Dog Tries Her Paw At Being The Bat-Girl [VIDEO]

My dog can sit, look pretty, give me a high-five and dance around in a circle. Heck, I was pretty proud of us both for her knowing that much, ha!

During the ACC Baseball Championships held over the weekend, Miss LouLou Gehrig did way more than sit!

Watch this video... so cool!

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Jimmie Johnson Wins Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

Jimmie Johnson, defending Sprint Cup Series Champion, broke a record tonight, winning his seventh race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This also makes Johnson's fourth Coca-Cola 600 win.

Johnson led 165 laps of the race, including 73 of the first 76 laps

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins 2014 Indy 500

Ryan Hunter-Reay passed Helio Castroneves on the final lap and won the 2014 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.

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New Beginnings Glow in the Park Fun Run Returns!

It's back!  New Beginnings' Glow in the Park Fun Run returns to Yellow Creek Park Saturday, August 9th and registrations are currently underway. Get all the scoop on this "glow in the dark" 5K and how you can join in the action right here at WBKR.com! And be sure to find out how your school or child's school can win a foam party by getting the most registrations!

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Study Shows Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Is Increasing in Children

A troubling new study reveals an increase in type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children up to age 19.

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Ohio County High School Softball Team Honors Harlie Bryant at Annual Cancer Awareness Game

This is really neat.  Last weekend, the Ohio County High School Lady Eagles played their annual cancer awareness game.  In fact, it was the 4th straight year the squad has proudly supported "all the colors of cancer."  The guest of honor, naturally, was little Harlie Bryant, who continues to fight her well-publicized and followed battle with cancer.  She also bravely stepped to the plate during the game to take a swing of her own on the softball field.  You have to watch this!  Harlie was a champ.

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6 Easy Outdoor Fitness Activities You Can Start Right Now

With the weather getting better and the days getting longer, it’s the perfect time to get outside. Nature-based activities tend to make people happier, so get outside and get fit.

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