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2014 International Barbecue Festival – Map Included

Friday and Saturday is Owensboro's famous International Barbecue Festival.

And, this year is even better. The  Riverfront is finished. Smothers Park and the new Owensboro Convention Center and Hampton Inn will be showcased to the max.

Great barbecue aromas and thick, blinding smoke will waft through downtown. And, we will be there. WBKR will be broadcasting from the event on both days. As I look back, my favorite year was 2009. I was joined on the air by Kizzy and on the streets by lovely Mrs. Moon.

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Country Star To Sing National Anthem At The Kentucky Derby

It's an honor to sing the National Anthem anywhere, but to have the honor of only being the sixth person to ever sing it at the Kentucky Derby must feel amazing. This year, the performance goes to a country music artist who I just know will make us all proud.

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Harrison Twins Returning to Join Killer Frontcourt and Make UK Prohibitive Title Favorite

Kentucky's frontcourt for 2014-15 was already ridiculous. With Willie Cauley-Stein, Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee and Alex Poythress, plus incoming big men Karl Towns Jr. and Trey Lyles, UK will have the nation's best front line.

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John Calipari Is a Great Coach…and a Very Efficient Book Signer [VIDEO]

I've never been to a book-signing before, but if any author out there is approaching such an event for the first time or hasn't quite gotten the hang of it, talk to UK coach John Calipari.

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John Calipari Will Be at the Owensboro Sportscenter Tuesday for Book Signing

John Calipari's new book Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out was released Tuesday, April 15th and he's been on a whirlwind tour supporting it.

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UK Post-Season: Julius Randle and the Draft, John Calipari and…the Soviet Union?!?

The post-season carnival is loaded with fun rides, but none more fun--ever--than at the University of Kentucky. Ever since John Calipari hopped out of the cab in Lexington five years ago, annual speculation about his NEXT career opportunity has been rampant.

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UK’s John Calipari and Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan Field Questions Ahead of Their Final Four Matchup [VIDEO]

Excitement is building around the country as four teams get set for the Final Four at AT&T Stadium in NorthTexas/Arlington/Dallas-Ft. Worth/the Metroplex (pick one...it'll work).

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Coach Cal Emphasizes the Fun of It All in Post-Game Locker Room Speech [VIDEO]

After Kentucky beat Michigan, after all the interviews, after all the guys and the coaching staff had climbed the ladder and cut down the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional nets, John Calipari said this to his team in the Lucas Oil Stadium locker room:

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Aaron Harrison Shoots Kentucky Into the Final Four [VIDEO]

Michigan was a big concern. They shoot threes with the frequency that most of us inhale and exhale. And the Wolverines' Nik Stauskas did just that. He's just tough to stop.

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Eating Crow: After Watching UK Take Down Louisville, I No Longer Doubt the Calipari Way

Pass the salt. I'm eating crow for dinner and it needs a little jazzing up. And the reason, you may wonder, for my culinary decision sprang forth from Kentucky's 74-69 win over Louisville in Indianapolis Friday night.

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