Owensboro

Business
9:07 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Daviess-Hancock-McLean Region Credited for Business Diversification

The Owensboro region is on a list for the top areas for job growth in the nation. The Owensboro metropolitan statistical area ranked 25th on a list compiled by Area Development magazine.

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Regional
3:34 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Audobon Ramp in Daviess County Closing Friday Night

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close the eastbound Audubon Parkway Ramp Overpass to US 60 westbound at Owensboro at 7:00 p.m Friday evening. This ramp overpass closure at the Audubon Parkway Exit 24 Interchange with US 60 is for a deck rehab and overlay project.

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Health
1:15 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Type A Negative Blood Donors Needed in Daviess County Region

A blood center serving six hospitals in our region is putting out the word for type A Negative blood donations. The Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center works with hospitals in Breckinridge, Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, and Ohio counties.

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Business
9:02 am
Thu June 7, 2012

With New Contracts Awarded, Owensboro Convention Center Price Tag Maxes Out

The price tag for a new downtown convention center in Owensboro now stands at nearly $40 million. The city-county organization overseeing the construction effort has approved the use of $3.5 million in contingency funds for the project.

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Regional
9:16 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Bridge Traffic in Daviess County Slowed

Traffic crossing the Ohio River between Owensboro and southern Indiana will encounter some lane restrictions for the next couple of weeks.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says traffic will be restricted to one lane on the Kentucky 2262 bridge in downtown Owensboro starting Monday to allow for a detailed inspection of the bridge structure.

The bridge connects Kentucky 2262 with Indiana state route 161.

Flaggers will control alternating flow on the bridge from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m weekdays, with work expected to be completed by June 15th, depending on weather.

Regional
8:30 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Owensboro Area Law Enforcement Concerned Synthetic Pot Still Being Sold in Region

Owensboro and Daviess County law enforcement agencies report a drop in attempts to sell synthetic marijuana by stores since the passage of a state law banning the product. However, both Owensboro Police and Daviess County Sheriff's officials are now concerned that the fake pot is being sold by individuals who bought the product before the law began in April.

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Health
2:51 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Hospital in Owensboro Uses Cutting-Edge Technology to Reduce Surgical Cuts

Dr. Brad Cornell and surgical assistants performing dry-run of single-incision gallbladder surgery in Owensboro
Gordon Wilkerson, OMHS

A medical team in Owensboro is preparing to use a robotic surgical unit to perform a single-incision gall bladder removal. Friday's procedure at Owensboro Medical Health System will use a device known as the da Vinci Surgical System, which has been in use there since 2009.

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Bar-B-Q in the Streets
2:26 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Tourism Officials in Owensboro Expect Big Weekend

Owensboro's International Bar-B-Q Festival is expected to draw tens of thousands of visitors to the Daviess County area this weekend. 

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Regional
9:50 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Owensboro Commissioners Expected to Pass Skateboard Ban at Tuesday Evening Meeting

The Owensboro City Commission is scheduled to vote on an ordinance that would ban the use of skateboards in the city’s downtown. The Messenger-Inquirer reports the commission is meeting tonight at 5pm at City Hall. The ordinance is expected to pass based on previous discussions by commissioners.

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Politics
10:15 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Daviess County Budget Contains Employee Raises, No New Taxes

Daviess County Fiscal Court’s next proposed budget has no plans for borrowing money or tax increases. The $74.1 million spending blueprint unveiled this week also calls for county employees to receive 1.5% raises.The Messenger-Inquirer reports Daviess County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly says he wants county employees to receive a 2% raise.

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