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Embalm Your Pennies, Oh the Places You Will Go

A few years ago, I checked on how much it would cost a family of four to spend a week at the Orlando Disney Megaplex. After putting my eyes back in my head and lifting my jaw off the floor (I beat the 5-second rule), I asked my mother how it was possible for the four of us--her, my dad, my sister, and me--to go to Disney World and spend a week when I was a kid. She told me that it was a combination of income tax returns and Dad's old embalming machine. Yes, you read that right.

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Photo by Erin Grant
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Vacation All I Ever Wanted

Taking vacations are a rarity for yours truly.  And 99.9% of my vacations are taken with my family, and there's nothing wrong with that.  I don't always jump at the chance to go somewhere for an extended time period with my parents.  However, I wanted to this time because my sister and her husband were going.  This was probably the last time before my sister Hillary gives birth to her first child in August that we would all be able to get away one last time.  So where did we go?

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Chad & Sam’s “Safari” To Holiday World!

As you guys know, Holiday World is #1 for family fun!  But I'm not sure I have ever had as much fun as I did last week when I took Sam the Intern over to Santa Claus and cut him loose at Holiday World!  We rode roller coasters, the bumper cars, the Liberty Launch and even had time to take in a friendly (or not-so friendly) game of Skee Ball!  And, the best part of it all, WE HAVE VIDEO!!!  Ladies and gents, I present to you . . . Sam's Safari to Holiday World!  Fasten your seatbelt (I had to!).  It was a bumpy ride!  LOL!

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A Burr (lew) Under My Saddle

Memo to the Burlew Boulevard-New Hartford Road intersection: You have seen the last of Dave Spencer! It does not matter to you that I might be in a hurry. It does not matter to you that it's the middle of the workday and I need to get back to the station. In fact, I'm under the impression that nothing matters to you if it as anything to do with me and my Hyundai. (Cue the music.)

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Sunday Drive Part II: Turtle Crossing (and Other Animal Adventures)

As my nice, relaxing, and hot Sunday drive continued, I ventured into Hancock County on Highway 105. As I rounded a curve, I saw this little guy (well, not so little) trying to cross the road. As someone who used to have a turtle as a pet back in the day, I always try to get 'em off the road if I can. Of course, when you're on a blind curve, you run the risk of becoming some Peterbilt's hood ornament. But anyway...

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Sunday Drive Part I: The Signpost Up Ahead

This past Sunday, when there was no flooding rain and no tornado warning, I felt it was time to hit the backroads. I think, over the years, I've covered about all the ground you can cover in a car in Daviess County. Yet, I still see things worthy of a snapshot, like the railroad crossing in the accompanying picture; it's located on Yelvington-Grandview Road just past Maceo. Notice anything about what's in the picture that kind of stands out?

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Here Comes Heartburn!

The LoCash Cowboys aka Preston and Chris have conquered the country charts and the hearts of many ladies, including here in Owensboro, but can they conquer a 72 oz. steak in an hour?  And not just the steak, add to that a big salad, a baked potato, and a couple of slices of Texas toast

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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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Click It Or Ticket

All of us here at WBKR hope you have a fun & safe Memorial Day Weekend,  please remember to buckle your seat belt, don't drink and drive and slow down.  Kentucky State Police will be on full alert keeping our roads safe to travel.  'Even first time violaters face immediate arrest, it's bes

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The Lakewood Valley Triathlon!

The Lakewood Valley Triathlon is coming up Saturday, June 11th and it's your chance to swim, bike and run for GLORY!!!  Okay, if you've tuned into WBKR recently you know that Jaclyn has nearly destroyed her legs by taking up running recently.  She won't be competing!   Dave Spencer routinely gets gout and you can't run with a bum bit toe.  He's out!  Moon can walk at the speed of light, but says there's no way he can bike 15 miles (and, his Medicare hasn't paid for his scooter yet!)  And, me . . . well, I hate to run (I get bored) and anytime I swim in a body of water I tend to summon creatures from down below.  Yes, I am aquatic life whisperer.  Don't ask me how or why?  I can't explain it.  All I know is I have conjured sharks, stingrays and manatees just by walking into the ocean.  But there are those of you out who are built for the triathlon and LAKEWOOD VALLEY is calling your name!

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(Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images)
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One More Day to See the Battle of Sacramento Reenactment

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and every year Sacramento KY marks the historical event with the Battle of Sacramento.

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Luke Bryan FREE at the KY State Fair!  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Luke Bryan FREE at the KY State Fair! (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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FREE Concerts at The KY State Fair!

As you guys know, The Kentucky State Fair has an amazing line-up of entertainment scheduled for this year's event!  The shows inside Freedom Hall feature Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Def Leppard with Heart, and Train and Maroon 5!  And now, the folks at the fair have announced the line-up of FREE concerts at Cardinal Stadium!  And, like usual, that line-up is COUNTRY STRONG!

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What’s That Smell?

It's almost Bar-B-Q Festival time in downtown Owensboro!!  It's one of the few times of the year someone can ask, "What's that smell?" and you don't mind to tell them!  LOL!  The International Bar-B-Q Festival has been around since way back in 1979.  Not only is it tradition in Owensboro, but it essentially put Owensboro on the map.  See, Memphis can claim Bar-B-Q.  Uh . . . whatever!  St. Louis can claim good eatin' too!  Uh . . . always a bridesmaid St. Louie!  Better stick with that arch!   But Owensboro IS the Bar-B-Q capital of the world!   And the International Bar-B-Q Festival, the 2nd weekend of each May, is just a reminder how good OUR Bar-B-Q is!

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