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The WBKR St. Jude Radiothon Begins Thursday! [VIDEO]

I've been working here for a little over seven years now, and it touches and it excites my heart every year when we hold our St. Jude Radiothon. It truly it is a special time for some special kids, meet a few of them right now.

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Chad And Jac’s Pre-Radiothon Message [VIDEO]

We say it every year, and it's completely true... Thursday and Friday are our two most favorite work days of each year. It's time for our WBKR St. Jude Radiothon. We have an amazing celebrity phone bank lined up for y'all, St. Jude families will be joining us in the studio, Jerry Morris and the Angels for Ashley cooking team are ready to go and our 2015 St. Jude song is ready for its debut. There's only one thing we weren't counting on... this winter storm.

But, as our dear friend Jerry Morris said, "Cancer doesn't stop because of the snow and we won't either." We will continue on with our St. Jude Radiothon and here's why...

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(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Vince Gill & The Time Jumpers Headline the Mayor’s Ball in Owensboro

Vince Gill and The Time Jumpers are coming to town to headline the inaugural Mayor's Ball at the Owensboro.

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VisitOwensboroKY via YouTube
VisitOwensboroKY via YouTube
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Smothers Park Ranked in the Top 20 in the ’50 Best Playgrounds In America’ [VIDEO]

This is really cool! Early Childhood Education Zone has named its "50 Best Playgrounds in America" and look which park landed at number 18!

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New Winter Storm Watch Has Been Issued

Obviously, we haven't had enough. At this writing, it's 40 degrees and sunny. And there's still snow on the ground. Well, guess what...

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92.5 WBKR via YouTube
92.5 WBKR via YouTube
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Owensboro’s Gambrinus Makes a Top Ten List…But in What Category? [VIDEO]

I love it when I discover that Owensboro has been included on just about ANY website's top ten list, whatever the category. So long as it's a "best of" type list.

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OPD’s “Run From The Cops 5K” Registration

I typically wouldn't recommend running from the police, but there is one exception... the Run From The Cops 5K! It's the third annual event for the Owensboro Police Department and registration is now open!

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WOMI Celebrates National Read Across America Day at Newton Parrish Elementary [Video]

Today is National Read Across America Day and I decided to spend the morning in the library at Newton Parrish Elementary School.  While I was there, Pancake Patty Moore (who's the librarian at the school) rounded up some students and we recited the National Read Across America Day oath.  Check this out!

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Photo from Jason Koger
Photo from Jason Koger
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Jason Koger’s Amazing Story: In His Own Words

The photo you are looking at it probably just looks like a field to you.  But to Jason Koger it is much, much more.  It's a field that harvests amazing memories from childhood and tragic memories from adulthood.  Here at WOMI Owensboro, we absolutely love Jason Koger.  He is walking proof that tragedy doesn't have to make you a victim.  No.  He's proof that, if you put your mind and, more importantly, your soul into it, you can pick yourself up from anything, dust yourself off and live better today than you did the day before.  On Sunday morning, Jason posted the photo above on Facebook and shared some amazing words of reflection and wisdom.  I suggest that you take a few minutes and read this.  Jason's words are as powerful as his story and that story will move and inspire you.

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Owensboro Fire Department via Facebook
Owensboro Fire Department via Facebook
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Firefighter Position Open With The City Of Owensboro

Have you always wanted to be a firefighter or know someone who has? The City of Owensboro has an open position for firefighter and the application process is underway. The process to become a firefighter is very extensive and lasts several months.

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