Owensboro

Regional
10:01 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Messenger-Inquirer: Well-Known Owensboro Radio Personality Dies

Owensboro radio personality Joe Lowe, on the right, was a mainstay at WOMI-FM.
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The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirier is reporting the death of a local radio personality who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Joe Lowe spent the final months of his life advocating for more Kentuckians to get cancer screenings.

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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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Arts & Culture
6:26 am
Mon September 17, 2012

ROMP Festival May Change Dates in Owensboro

Vince Gill performing at the 2012 ROMP festival in Owensboro

Organizers of the annual bluegrass festival in Owensboro are considering  a change in next year's dates. The International Bluegrass Music Museum's ROMP: Bluegrass Roots and Branches Festival is usually held in Owensboro the last weekend in June but organizers are polling fans to see if they would favor moving it up to the last weekend in May.

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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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Business
9:14 am
Wed August 29, 2012

High-Tech Company in Owensboro Helping Local, National Businesses Grow with Social Media

Nathan Cruse (left), and Nick Knapp in the Owensboro office of VE Creative
Kevin Willis

When you walk into the downtown office of VE Creative, one of the first things you notice is the set of huge windows facing Owensboro’s 3rd street, a few blocks from the Ohio River. For the small group of workers here, these windows aren’t just a way to view the pretty scenery outside. They’re also a potential way to help generate online and social media street cred for the company, and--more importantly--downtown Owensboro.

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Regional
11:57 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Owensboro Residents Ready for Friday Night's Reopening of Smothers Park

The waterfall feature at Smothers Park in Owensboro
Kevin Willis

It’s the second night of celebrations in Owensboro as the city officially reopens its downtown Smothers Park to the public. What those attending Friday’s events will see is a riverfront area that has received a complete facelift.

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Business
8:59 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Owensboro's Smothers Park Ready for Grand Reopening

A three-day celebration gets underway Thursday evening in Owensboro as the city reopens Smothers Park, a major part of a years-long downtown revitalization effort. The Col. Charles E. Shelton memorial is being rededicated at 7 p.m.

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