Owensboro is located in northwestern Kentucky. The city has claimed to be the "BBQ Capital of the World." It hosts the International BBQ Festival and Competition annually. Owensboro is also the host of Men Who Cook—Celebrity Chefs Gala & Auction, a unique annual fundraiser for the city. The event includes food, live music, as well as silent and live auctions. Notable residents of Owensboro have included actor Johnny Depp (Crybaby, Pirates of the Caribbean) and actress Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch).
Local Newspapers: Messenger Inquirer Courier
Local Sports Teams: Louisville RiverBats (IL)
Local Colleges: State UniversityBrescia University, Kentucky Wesleyan College
Zip Codes associated with owensboro, kentucky: 42301, 42303
Towns/Cities near owensboro, kentucky : Masonville, Whitesville, Fordsville, Hartford, Calhoun
Without hesitation, the answer is a resounding "yes" that Paducah's city government is taking measures to stimulate this community. Noble Park is the largest recreational asset in Paducah, and it has been reinvested in through the recent bank stabilization project, the new parking lots, reconstructed swimming pool, drives and playgrounds, and the extension to the Greenway Trail. This is written from our point of view, the Paducah Board of Commissioners. Never think that Paducah's voices are not being heard. We are committed to this community.Names released of men killed in Owensboro house fire
OWENSBORO, KY - The Daviess County Coroner's Office has released the names of men killed in an early morning house fire in Owensboro. It happened around 2:30 a.m. Friday in the 1400 block of Leitchfield Road. Authorities say victims were found on the floor of the home, indicating they tried to escape. 14NEWS is continuing to follow these developments, and we will have the latest on air, online at 14NEWS.com and on mobile with the 14NEWS mobile app. Related story: 2 dead after early morning house fire in Owensboro Copyright 2015 WFIE .2 die in western Kentucky house fire
- A coroner says two people have died in a western Kentucky house fire. Daviess County Coroner Jeff Jones told The Messenger-Inquirer that the blaze was reported early Friday morning and responding firefighters found two bodies. He did not release their identities. Owensboro Fire Battalion Chief Steve Leonard says a police officer patrolling in the area spotted the blaze about 2 a.m. Firefighters were still at the scene late Friday morning. The cause of the blaze was under investigation.William Geoffry - Skip' Hughes
He was born and grew up in Hollidaysburg, son of the late Dr. William "Skip" and Helen Hughes. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Ann Levy of Atlanta, Ky.; four grandchildren: Hannah Hughes and Monica Hughes of Owensboro and Josephine Schaffer Levy and Sophia Pauline Levy of Atlanta; a sister, Diane Dickman of Rochester, N.Y.; and a cousin, Peter Brannaman of Hollidaysburg. Skip graduated from Hollidaysburg High School. Messages of condolence may be placed at glennfuneralhome.com.McLean County Man was Arrested on Charges Related to Child Exploitation
McLean County Man was Arrested on Charges Related to Child Exploitation Date of News Release: 03/24/2015 Tuesday after the Kentucky State Police and Owensboro Police Department served an arrest warrant at his Calhoun home. Bryan D. Sunn, 45, of Calhoun, is charged with 389 counts of Possession of Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor, which is a class D felony each. Kentucky State Police and the Owensboro Police Department are members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force .Talks Continue On Future of Boys & Girls Club Unit
Officials are looking for ways to make up for lost federal funding that would keep theÂ C.Â Martel Wightman Unit open. But officials with the Cliff Hagan Boys and Girls Club want this season to be a season of continuance. "There was wording that was changed in the new 2015 fiscal government, the wording changed that no social programs will be provided under the housing authority rules," says Winkler. Winkler says the additional money is also needed to keep up with costs of operating the club since expenses have gone up over the years.Ohio leaders gain inspiration from Kentucky mayor
More than 100 leaders around the Miami Valley in Ohio convened Friday to hear from the mayor of Owensboro, Ky., talk about his city's massive riverfront redevelopment project, which has been in the works for the last decade. Payne inspired the group by pointing out that the Great Miami River has more in-river recreation opportunities than the Ohio River, and that could be the unique focus of river redevelopment for the Dayton region, while drawing on the success of other small communities like Owensboro that have activated their riverfronts.Owensboro Municipal Utilities allowing schools to ease into paying full electric rates
OWENSBORO, KY - A few weeks after Owensboro Municipal Utilities announced it will no longer offer reduced electric rates to Owensboro Public and Owensboro Catholic Schools, they've decided to help the schools out in another way. OMU is basically giving the schools a break by letting them ease into paying the full commercial rate for electricity. Director of Owensboro Catholic Schools, Ken Rasp, says this will help them a lot. He's grateful though that they'll have some time to figure out how to pay that.Miami Valley leaders gain inspiration from Kentucky mayor
Payne outlined the process from idea to reality that transformed Owensboro's eroding river bank on the Ohio river into a statewide destination for recreation, music, events and performing arts. Payne inspired the group by pointing out that the Great Miami River has more in-river recreation opportunities than the Ohio River, and that could be the unique focus of river redevelopment for the Dayton region, while drawing on the success of other small communities like Owensboro that have activated their riverfronts.Owensboro police looking for missing teen
OWENSBORO, KY - The Owensboro Police Department says 15-year-old Dillon R. Lindsey has been located and is in good health. Lindsey was reported missing Thursday afternoon.Owensboro police investigating after car shot multiple times
OWENSBORO, KY - Owensboro police are investigating after a car was shot at Thursday night. The Owensboro Police Department says officers were sent around 10:45 to check out a shots fired call in the 1700 block of E. 17th Street. We're told no one was hurt. If you have any information related to this case, call OPD at 270-687-8888 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 687-8484. 14NEWS is continuing to follow these developments, and we will have the latest on air, online at 14NEWS.com and on mobile with the 14NEWS mobile app.Palm Sunday Revival at Saloma Baptist 29 Mar 2015
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If you're a student or parent the mention of changing your school district boundaries can cause stress, and sometimes anger. Highland, Deer Park, and Sorgho schools will have new boundaries next school year. "We, the committee, feel these plans are best representative of what you asked of us," says Kim Kingsley, chairperson for the Attendance Zone Committee. "It is important to note that all 5 of the recommendations were revised because the committee were receptive to the community and its suggestions," Kingsley adds.Smoke-Free Tobacco Can Save Lives
Dr. Rodu is a Professor of Medicine and holds an endowed chair in tobacco harm reduction research at the University of Louisville James Graham Brown Cancer Center. For two decades, he has been in the forefront of research and policy development regarding tobacco harm reduction, which informs smokers who are unable or unwilling to quit about vastly safer tobacco products such as smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes. Rodu is the author of For Smokers Only: How Smokeless Tobacco Can Save Your Life, available at Amazon and Audible.com .Announcement made merging two western KY hospitals
OWENSBORO, KY - It was announced Thursday afternoon that Muhlenberg Community Hospital is joining Owensboro Health. Basically, what that means is all Muhlenberg Community Hospital facilities, equipment, providers and staff will become part of Owensboro Health system. Owensboro Health CEO, Phillip Patterson, made the announcement this afternoon in Greenville. Patterson says this move will benefit the people in Muhlenberg and surrounding counties. He says it will allow for more options for health providers to patients.First Christian Church Members Break Ground on New Church
First Christian Church breaks ground on their new church. Building a new First Christian Church on the site of the old one, breaking ground on a new house of worship two years to the day a fire leveled their old house. Church officials say the new First Christian will be a two story cross shaped building, with a memorial garden held up by the old foundation. Church officials say the new First Christian could be done in the next 18 months. "Excited for the future, and what's to hold, and excited to have a church home," says Travis.Crews Installing New Storm Sewer in Downtown Owensboro
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