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NASCAR Goes to the Poconos

Wikipedia tells us this about the Pocono Race Track:

Pocono Raceway, a major automobile racetrack, is home to an Indy Car race, the Pocono 400, and two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The Pocono 400 this weekend and the Pennsylvania 400 in August. It also serves as a racing school and motorcycle track.

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Homeade Mosquito Repellent Recipe

Remember last week?  I posted a blog called Five Ways to Get Rid of Mosquitoes with Household Products!  The blog featured tips on how to use beer, dish detergent, fabric softener sheets, Listerine and garlic to combat those little blood-sucking, vein-draining pests.  Well, check this out.  It appears there may be a recipe for a homemade repellent that actually works.  And it's safe, quick and easy.  There are only three ingredients.  Check it out!

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Eve Kemp
Eve Kemp
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Warrick County Authorities Need Your Help to Find Missing Boonville Girl

Warrick County Sheriff's Office is searching for Eve Kemp of Boonville.

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D-Day, 70 Years Ago Today [Audio]

It was before I was born, too. D-Day. The 'Longest Day'. June 6, 1944, the day the allied troops of WW II landed on Normandy's beaches and saved the world from a sure tyranny.There was no TV then. Only radio. We have some audio to share.

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Owensboro’s Moonlight Ride for St. Jude One Week Away: Register Now! [Video]

Here at WBKR, we are getting excited and geared up for the first-ever Moonlight Ride!  It's the City of Owensboro's brand new St. Jude fundraising event that involves a 12-mile bicycle ride around the city and a huge three-hour pre-party with line dancing, Zumba and more.  And, if you want to be involved, the clock is ticking.  The Moonlight Ride is one week from today!  That's right.  It's Friday, June 13th in downtown Owensboro.  Check out the official trailer and get more info here.

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Newcomer Chris Janson Performs Live at the Grand Ole Opry Plaza Party [VIDEO]

I love the new tradition of doing a live broadcast at the Grand Ole Opry to kick off CMA Music Fest week in Nashville. It always comes with meeting very cool people, great live music, and, sometimes, strawberry cheesecake shaved ice:

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Jason Wise /Allsport via Getty Images
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Don Zimmer – Legendary Baseball Man Remembered by Moon

It was around 2000 I met Don Zimmer by a total fluke. I was in Kansas City where I lived twice, 1966-69 and 1978-85.

At the time I Director of Programming for Journal Broadcast Group and I was based in Wichita, KS.

I was taking two other gentlemen to lunch and trying to find a restaurant in North Kansas City that back in my day was the Italian Restaurant to go to. It was Jenny's and somewhat famous for its mafia connections.

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MotorCast – The New F150 Has Been Revealed and It’s AWESOME!

Featured this week is the new Ford F-150.  It has an updated front end as well as a slew of engine options and trim levels.

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Andrea Behrends
Andrea Behrends
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From Dylan to Darius: The Evolution of “Wagon Wheel” [VIDEOS]

- Chris Langdon, Owensboro Bluegrass Museum

Walk into any Tri-State bar on open mike night and you are sure to hear it, ”Rock me mamma any way you feel…Heeeyyy mamma rock me.” They are lyrics from the now world-famous song “Wagon Wheel,” a song that everyone loves to sing, but not everyone knows the story behind it. It all

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ToC Encore: The Best of Country Music 2014 (So Far)

As 2014 nears the halfway point, it's time to reflect on the best of country music. The best songs, the best albums and the best moments of 2014 come from newcomers and superstars. They come from awards shows and reality television. The Best of Country Music 2014 comes from all over.

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Dave Spencer Discovers Forgotten Family Heirloom: A 1916 No. 2A Brownie Camera [VIDEO]

I try to come up with ideas for Throwback Thursday blogs but am rarely successful. Instead, they usually just drop into my lap. Like this one.

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Semi Nearly Hits Girl While Illegally Passing a School Bus [VIDEO]

When I was a kid, I saw, my own two eyes, two different drivers run out of the school bus on which I was riding to try to flag down or--in one case--flip off a driver who had breezed right past the stop sign that pops out when a school bus comes to a stop.

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