Daviess County

Economy
9:55 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Owensboro Leaders Tout New Interstate Study

In Kentucky's fourth-largest city, there's no instant access to an interstate seen as a magnet for job growth, but officials in Owensboro are riding hopes that a new study will put them on a path toward becoming aligned with a highway running from Tennessee to Michigan.

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Business
11:33 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Renovation Almost Finished at Owensboro-Daviess County Airport

Work on a nearly $3 million terminal expansion and renovation at Owensboro's airport is almost complete. Airport Manager Bob Whitmer tells The Messenger-Inquirer the project will resolve overcrowding and give the terminal a modern look.

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Education
5:25 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Corbin Teacher Named Kentucky Teacher of the Year

A Corbin Middle School language arts teacher and a Daviess County elementary school teacher are receiving honors for their excellence in the classroom. Corbin's Kristal Doolin was named Kentucky Teacher of the Year on Wednesday during a ceremony at the state Capitol. The honor comes with a $10,000 cash prize.

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Regional
5:27 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Daviess County Man Sentenced to Eight Years for Investment Scam

An Owensboro man has been sentenced to eight years in prison and ordered to pay $1.6 million in restitution for a scheme to defraud investors in three states. The U.S. attorney's office said Chief U.S. Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. has also ordered 28-year-old Cory B. George to forfeit contents of three bank accounts totaling about $484,000 to be applied toward final restitution.

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Business
1:23 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Valley Truck to Add Twelve Jobs in Daviess County

Valley Truck LLC is investing more than $600,000 in improvements at its facility in Utica, Kentucky. The firm will expand its workforce by a dozen jobs,  as part of the investment.

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Regional
3:13 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Owensboro to Appeal Ruling In Newspaper's Favor

The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer is involved in a legal battle with the city it covers.

An open records dispute between city officials in Owensboro and the town's newspaper is headed to the Kentucky Court of Appeals. The Messenger-Inquirer reports that city commissioners voted Tuesday night to appeal a circuit judge's opinion that the city must release two internal investigations it opened last year against former police spokeswoman Marian Cosgrove.

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Health/Business
8:38 am
Thu September 27, 2012

In Owensboro, Those with Celiac Disease Don't Have to Go Without Goodies

Nancy Faulkner in front of some of her cooling racks at Gluten Free Goodies in Owensboro.
Kevin Willis

At first glance, this small shop off of Frederica Street looks like any ordinary bakery. The cakes, cookies, and cinnamon rolls on display seem like they fit right in with the kinds of treats you’d find anywhere else. To prove that point, Nancy Faulkner described for a visiting reporter the items scheduled to be picked up on a recent Friday afternoon.

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Arts & Culture
1:24 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Bluegrass Music Center, Skate Park Get Funding in Owensboro

The Owensboro City Commission is giving the go-ahead to a budget amendment that includes money for a new bluegrass music center and skate park. The Messenger-Inquirer reports commissioners voted 3-to-2 in favor of the amendment at Tuesday night’s meeting at City Hall.

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Environment
2:43 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Daviess County Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Rezoning of Land for Coal Mining

Five Daviess County residents have filed a lawsuit over a recent decision to allow coal mining on nearly 700 acres of land. The suit targets Daviess County Fiscal Court, the Owensboro Metropolitan Planning Commission, and Western Kentucky Minerals.

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Health
4:15 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Owensboro Medical Health System Will Keep Part of Current Building Intact, Demolish Other Part

An aerial view of the new hospital under construction in Owensboro

Owensboro Medical Health System plans to raze part of its existing facilities as it prepares to open a new hospital next year. OMHS will continue to use four of its existing buildings, including the Mitchell Cancer Center, the Breckenridge medical office building, the emergency department building, and a parking garage.

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