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Back to School Expo is Saturday at Eastland Mall in Evansville

School starts in August and we are getting you prepared this Saturday, July 26, 2014!

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Cattle Rustling on the Increase in Central Kentucky [VIDEO]

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I know. It sounds like the old west. But it's not. It's not even WESTern Kentucky. It's happening in Lincoln County, about three counties due south of Lexington. Stanford is its county seat.

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What’s the Best Way to Find the Right College Professor?

-by Reagan Wempe

Your class schedule is perfectly made where you have just enough time for a power nap right after lunch – because you’ll probably need it before that dreaded afternoon chemistry class.  You have no idea who your professor is yet: male or female, easy or hard, are they even a good teacher? 

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Virtual Ride of Holiday World’s Thunderbird: Right & Left Seat POV [Video]

You've heard the expression "Go big or go home?"  Well, guess what?  Holiday World is going BIG!  Last night, the park unveiled plans to build its first ever steel roller coaster, Thunderbird!  And Thunderbird will be the nation's first launched winged coaster. It's going to go from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds!   And the park is giving you the chance to see what it's going to be like to ride.  CHECK THIS OUT!

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Best Backpacks for the 2014-2015 School Year

Time to gear up for back-to-school shopping, and along with that comes the question of backpacks.  With a little bit of luck, a good backpack can last throughout the year, in spite of the beating it takes.

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Holiday World Announces its New Attraction for 2015 – The Thunderbird

Today, we toured the construction site where the new attraction at Holiday World and Splashin' Safari will open in 2015. Mystery surrounded the announcement for 66 days but in a public announcement, Matt Eckert told park-goers and media that they have been wanting to do this for years

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WBKR “Thank a Farmer” Series — Miles Stratton with Miles Farm [VIDEO]

I've seen Miles Farm Supply, Miles LP Gas, and Crop Production Services about a million times. It sits there on the corner of Carter and Keller Road and is kind of like the gateway to southwest Daviess County and points beyond.

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MotorCast – Shooting Brake Edition

Station wagons have been around for many more years than the minivan.  As mentioned in MotorCast this week, Mike Brady owned a Plymouth wagon to haul around his fifty-one kids.  Safety concerns leave us sitting in today's wagon world with seat belts, automatic brakes, lane detection and technological advances like satellite navigation and automatic rear hatch lowering mechanisms

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Sneak Peek at the ’66 Days at Sea’ Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari Reveal [VIDEO]

Mystery has surrounded the well-kept secret known as '66 Days at Sea' - new amusement attraction at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari. Today, Eric from our sister station headed on down to Holiday World & Splashin' Safari to get a sneak peek on the construction happening around the Voyage Roller Coaster. President Matt Eckert and Vice President of development and maintenance at Holiday World, James Olliver, took the media on a guided tour and answered any questions we had.

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Dave Spencer AKA the Folklore Fracturer Tackles the Milk Kaleidoscope [VIDEO]

Previous attempts to recreate cool tricks I've seen online have led me to create an alter-ego...The Folklore Fracturer! (Now, imagine it echoing...urer...urer...urer...)

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Video courtesy of Heath & Molly Eric
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The 2014 BPA Northern Zone World Series Opening Ceremonies [Video]

Last night, for the second year in a row, I got the chance to emcee the opening ceremonies of the BPA Northern Zone World Series here in Owensboro.  Teams from five states (Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan) are hand to compete in three age divisions: 8U, 9U, and 11U.  Check out this video from last night's big event.  The teams were going crazy when we announced each one competing.  These kids are ready to PLAY BALL!!  Watch!

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Chilling Trailer for Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” [Video]

While I was on vacation I went to the movies in Sarasota to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.  And, as good as that movie was, THIS is the one I have been thinking about since I left the Regal 20.  I caught the trailer for Unbroken, a new feature directed by Angelina Jolie.  It gave me chills, nearly brought me to tears and I can't wait to see it this December.  Check this out!  I promise that you'll be moved in two minutes.

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