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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
- On February 27, 2015, the Ohio County Grand Jury indicted Jimmy L. Carden with the following: Wanton Endangerment 1st. Leaving the Scene of Accident and Failure to Render Aid or Assistance. Persistent Felony Offender 1st Degree. Carden is lodged in the Ohio County Detention Center in Hartford, KY. - Kentucky State Police responded to a single vehicle collision on Old Leitchfield Road near Zion Church Road. .08 - 1st Offense, Possession of Open Alcohol Container in Motor Vehicle Prohibited and lodged in the Ohio County Detention Center.Wayne's Evening Forecast - March 3, 2015
THURSDAY:Â Clouds Giving Way to Some Sun with a Few Morning Flurries.Â Breezy & Much Colder with Highs of 18-22.Â Winds NNW 10-20.300 shows for Bob Mitchell
Congratulations to Bob Mitchell, one of the radio hosts who contributes regularly to our Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart, celebrated a milestone last week when he broadcast his 300th edition of BOB . His DJ career began in 2008 on Radio Bluegrass International which was streamed from the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY. The show is also made available online through The Bluegrass Mix and The Bluegrass Jamboree. Bob shared some program details with highlights over this past 7 years and 300 shows.Name Released of Owensboro Pedestrian Killed Saturday Night
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2015 12:32 AM Staff report Print Page Email to a Friend Recommended Payne Owensboro Mayor Ron Payne, who has overseen the development of his city's riverfront, including a new convention center, park and hotel, will be the featured speaker at the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce's March Power in Partnership breakfast. The breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Julian Carroll Convention Center. Payne became mayor in 2008, after serving as a city commissioner from 2005-2007.Chipped Mutton: A Western Kentucky Treat
Barbecued mutton of any sort is hard enough to find. Chipped mutton is even rarer, found only in Union and Henderson counties. It's usually made from the drier and smokier outside bits of slow-smoked mutton. The meat is chopped into tiny shreds and well dosed with "dip," which in Kentucky means sauce. That fine chopping and dip soaking transforms what might otherwise be dry, tough meat into something tender, juicy, and superbly flavorful. It's particularly delicious on a sandwich, which at Peak Bros.Accident Claims Life Of Kentucky Man
- An accident Thursday night just north of Dale claimed the life of a driver. Indiana State troopers were called to a crash around 7:18 p.m. on U.S. 231, just north of County Road 2250 North. When officers arrived they found a 1994 Subaru Legacy had stopped along the southbound shoulder of U.S. 231. David Wolfkiel, of Owensboro, KY. Wolfkiel attempted to change from the driving lane to the passing lane, but was unable to avoid the crash, striking the Subaru at a right angle and pushing it into the median.Owensboro Seeing More Interest in Young Workers Coming to the City
Smothers Park, and the year old Owensboro Convention Center are credited for helping draw more people downtown and keeping them there. To quote an old commercial: image is everything. "I really think I can live here, I can move here. Owensboro economic development officials say the downtown improvements, including the new hotels, convention center, and stores, are helping bring and keep young workers in the city.Â A recent Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development report showed Daviess County in the top ten for job growth last year.Kentucky Wesleyan College Selects Three Rivers Systems' CAMS...
A United Methodist-related institution founded in 1858, KWC offers 31 majors and 13 pre-professional curriculums and holds the distinction of winning the most national championships in men's basketball by a Division II school. Amir Tajkarimi, Founder and President of Three Rivers Systems, welcomed KWC to the CAMS Community. About Three Rivers Systems, Inc. About Kentucky Wesleyan College Kentucky Wesleyan College, founded in 1858, is a United Methodist-related liberal arts institution. Kentucky Wesleyan is located in Owensboro.Owensboro Man Charged with Rape
- Trooper Begley was investigating a report of a run away juvenile from Sacramento, KY. Troopers and Owensboro Police were able to locate the juvenile with Benjamin Stallings at a hotel in Owensboro. The juvenile and Mr. Stallings admitted to having a sexual relationship, and smoking marijuana in the hotel room. Stalling was arrested and lodged in the Daviess County Detention Center. Mr. Stallings was charged with: Rape 3rd, Custodial Interference, Unlawful transaction w/minor 2nd, Poss.Notable publications
The publishers - the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY - announced the 250-page book as 'an absolute treasure for bluegrass fans'; and I'm delighted to confirm that that is exactly what it is. This is a reference book of bluegrass history, packed with well organised information and attractively designed. There are ads for instruments of mouth-watering quality. This year's festival is on 4-6 September; acts are still being booked, and progress can be followed on the Festival's website and Facebook .Image: Tobacco plants used to help manufacture an experimental drug
US Ebola patient: 'Thankful to God for sparing my life' French researchers are testing a Japanese flu drug called favipiravir in Guinea. One problem is that Liberia's done such a good job of controlling Ebola's spread that only a few new patients are becoming infected. But cases are still spreading in Sierra Leone, and officials locked down part of the capital Freetown Friday because of a new case. Trials of two Ebola vaccines are also under way. One's started in Liberia and a second U.S. sponsored trial is ready to start soon in Sierra Leone.Hundreds of firefighters head to Owensboro for school
- About 1,200 firefighters from seven states are heading to Owensboro for three days of training next week. The Green River Firefighters Association's 2015 Bryant Stiles Officers School runs from Feb. 20 to 22. Daviess County Fire Chief Dwane Smeathers is first vice president of the Green River Firefighters Association. He told the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer that all the training will be in classrooms. The school is named for Bryant Stiles, a former assistant chief with the McLean Volunteer Central Fire District who died in 2012.More
OWENSBORO, KY - As development continues to expand East on Kentucky 54 in Owensboro, businesses are taking advantage of the growth. Great Harvest Bread Company will be the first tenant in the new Lake Forest Town Center on Springview Drive and Kentucky 54. This is the second location for Great Harvest Bread Company, which has had a location on Frederica Street since 2000. Owner, Greg Garrard says they've been looking to expand for a while. Garrard says the new location will be more of a cafe style shop. They plan to move in sometime in May.Owensboro House Fire Sets Alarms Off at OHS
Students at Owensboro High School had to briefly leave the school just as classes were about to start. As firefighters worked one emergency on Phillips Court, another potential one started nearly two blocks away at Owensboro High School. "It happened at a time that was kind of chaotic," says David Johnson of Owensboro Public Schools. Students were moved to the other gym after spending a few minutes waiting outside.Â Owensboro Fire Chief Steve Mitchell says fluctuations in water levels can set alarms off.HearBG Music Committee Plans To Resurface Music Industry
Originally, it was Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans. "Often it is your own back yard who is unaware of the well spring of talent that comes from Bowling Green and southern Kentucky," said Chris Carmichael, Ranger Studio Musician. During today's announcement, Judge Buchanon said Bowling Green is a growing city, but it's also growing old. "You have to keep bringing new folks in and be a part of the new music scene. This is going to allow not just for the city of Bowling Green, but for surrounding southern Kentucky and northern Tennessee areas.Owensboro Intersection at Center of Lawsuit Reopens
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