Catholic bishop working on transparency in sex abuse cases
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A Catholic bishop in Kentucky says his diocese is working to be more transparent about how sex abuse allegations are handled.
The move comes a month after the Bishop William Medley of the Diocese of Owensboro announced the diocese received 66 sexual abuse allegations ...
Conner 20, Cooper 19
Lou. Ballard 34, McCracken County 18
Lou. Male 40, North Hardin 16
Lou. St. Xavier 35, Lou. Butler 20
Lou. Trinity 48, Henderson Co. 7
Madison Central 13, Lex. Tates Creek 10
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man posted online that he and his 5-year-old son were mistreated while dressed as Nazis for a Halloween event and is now facing even more backlash.
News outlets report Bryant Goldbach posted online a picture of him and his son Friday, saying they attended a ...
Police: Shooting of man by state trooper was justified
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky authorities have determined the fatal shooting of a Frankfort man by a state trooper was justified.
The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports the shooting of 24-year-old Rueben T. Ruffin Jr. was reviewed by Kentucky State ...
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum is opening this week in Kentucky.
The museum said in a news release its $15 million building in downtown Owensboro will celebrate with three days of music, Thursday through Saturday.
Hall of Fame members performing ...
Police: Kentucky officer shot was mistaken for prowler
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a police officer was shot by a homeowner who may have mistaken the officer for a prowler.
The Owensboro officer, 23-year-old Zachary Morris, was in good condition after surgery on Wednesday.
Trooper Corey King with state police says the ...
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A Catholic bishop in Kentucky says his diocese has received 66 sexual abuse allegations against 27 priests since 1937, the year the diocese was founded.
Bishop William Medley of the Diocese of Owensboro told news outlets in a statement Monday that the diocese has ...
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A Catholic diocese in Kentucky has permanently suspended a priest accused of sexual abuse.
Tina Casey with the Catholic Diocese of Owensboro says the Rev. Gerald Baker was permanently suspended from performing priestly duties in August. The Owensboro ...
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A utility company has asked permission to raise rates for about 176,000 customers in Kentucky.
The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer
Police ID suspect fatally shot by Kentucky trooper
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police have identified a man fatally shot after a pursuit.
Police said Wednesday that the man was 44-year-old Damon Christopher Gayheart of Owensboro. Police said he was shot by Trooper Paul Hale, a three-year veteran of state police. Hale was placed ...
Ex-officer gets 3 years for arresting man who reported him
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky police officer has been sentenced to roughly three years in prison for arresting a man who complained about him.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says in a release that former Providence police Sgt. William Dukes Jr. was sentenced after he was convicted ...
Suspected tornado in western Kentucky damages homes
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A suspected tornado touched down in western Kentucky and caused moderate to severe damage to three homes.
The Owensboro ...
‘Super Cooper’: Baby born with rare disorder in Kentucky
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — His family calls him “Super Cooper” and “Cooper the Trooper.”
Cooper McElvain was born Feb. 18 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. The little guy’s life has been anything but simple or normal.
To start, blocked nasal passages kept him from breathing. Babies ...
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Eight former supervisors and safety officers at a Kentucky coal company have pleaded not guilty in federal court to charges they rigged dust monitoring in underground mines.
The eight officials at Armstrong Coal were arraigned this week in Owensboro and Bowling Green. ...
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum has announced details of its grand opening this fall.
The opening of the $15 million building in downtown Owensboro, Kentucky, will be celebrated Oct. 18-20 with three days of music highlighting the past, present and future ...
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Two broken mains have caused a water outage in a Kentucky county, leading to the declaration of a state of emergency.
Daviess County Emergency Management Director Andy Ball tells news outlets that the early Monday breaks in front of Owensboro Municipal Utility’s plant ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Miss Jefferson County Katie Bouchard has been named Miss Kentucky 2018.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the 22-year-old Owensboro ...
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Magdalene Marie Freels sure knows how to make an entrance.
The 8-pound 7-ounce baby girl arrived June 22 just before 5:30 p.m. in the front seat of her parents’ 2014 Honda Odyssey van as they rushed to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.
Luckily, her dad is Lt. ...
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky police officer has been convicted of arresting a person without probable cause.
The U.S. Justice Department said in a news release Monday that William Dukes Jr. was found guilty last week in federal court in Owensboro. The release said testimony ...
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man is accused of causing the death of his 3-month-old son.
Twenty-two-year-old Austin L. Haaff was charged with murder Monday in the death of Collin Lee Haaff. News outlets cite a Daviess County Sheriff’s Department arrest citation and dispatch report that ...
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky building will be the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum when it opens in October after a name change.
The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer
HAWESVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A company that produces aluminum is adding more than 250 jobs and investing over $100 million to improve one of its smelters in Kentucky.
The Messenger-Inquirer of Owensboro
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Officials say the International Bluegrass Music Center is set to open this fall.
Chris Joslin, the center’s executive director, told the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau that a three-day celebration featuring live music will mark the event on ...
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky trooper fatally shot an armed suspect after a chase with a stolen vehicle.
Kentucky State Police announced Daviess County Sheriff’s deputies and a trooper responding to a report of a Jeep performing “donuts” Monday evening found the vehicle ...
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Former University of Kentucky board of trustees Chairman Billy Joe Miles has died. He was 78.
Rep. Regina Huff, R-Williamsburg, announced Miles’ death at the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee meeting on Tuesday. The Lexington Herald-Leader
Public meeting is Thursday on natural gas rate proposal
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Public Service Commission is holding a public meeting in Owensboro on Atmos Energy Corp.’s proposed natural gas base rate increase.
The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. CST Thursday in the Fiscal Court Room of Daviess County Court House.
PSC staff ...
Judge officially dismisses case against ex-univ board chair
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A special judge has officially dismissed the case against a former University of Kentucky board chairman.
The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer
Adeline Bollato Palmer, 97, of Owensboro, Ky., and formerly of Kankakee, passed away peacefully at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday (Feb. 11, 2018).
She grew up in Essex, then married and moved to Kankakee, where she lived until she needed assistance in Owensboro, Ky. Her heart remained in Kankakee, ...
Public meeting scheduled to review utility rate case
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky utility regulators have scheduled a meeting to receive public comments on a proposal by Atmos Energy Corp. to increase natural gas base rates.
The Kentucky Public Service Commission says the meeting will be Feb. 22 at the Daviess County Courthouse in ...
Adair Co. 88, Campbellsville 75
Allen Co.-Scottsville 63, Monroe Co. 60
Anderson Co. 77, St. Patrick 44
Apollo 59, Owensboro 55
Augusta 76, Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington, Ohio 64
Bardstown 78, Nelson Co. 68
Belfry 75, Piarist 12
Bell Co. 48, Middlesboro ...
OW ENSBORO, Ky. — Everybody in Legends Sports Bar & Grill came to see if Keelan Cole could make it to the Super Bowl as a wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Legends on Highway 54 was nearly packed recently with a lot of Kentucky Wesleyan College alumni, officials and friends, ...
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Everybody in Legends Sports Bar & Grill came to see if Keelan Cole could make it to the Super Bowl as a wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Legends on Highway 54 was nearly packed recently with a lot of Kentucky Wesleyan College alumni, officials and ...
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A judge has dismissed the rape, sodomy and witness bribery charges against a former University of Kentucky board chair.
The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer
K-9 officers change tactics to keep dogs from overdoses
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Daviess County Sheriff’s Deputy Russ Day won’t put his K-9, Cyla, inside vehicles anymore to do drug searches. Because of powerful opioids like fentanyl and carfentanil, the practice has become too risky, Day said.
“The initial cost (of a police dog) is $18,000 to ...
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says there’s a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for stealing guns from a western Kentucky retailer.
A statement from the ATF says the guns were ...
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking to dismiss rape and sodomy charges against a former University of Kentucky board chairman.
Prosecutors filed a motion Monday in Daviess Circuit Court to dismiss the indictment against Billy Joe Miles, 78, news outlets report. Miles was indicted ...
Anti-circumcision group puts up billboard in Kentucky
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — An anti-circumcision group has put up its first U.S. billboard in Kentucky.
The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports ...
Dayton 64, Beth Haven 60
Floyd Central 65, Knott Co. Central 55
Owensboro 82, Russell 72
Kentucky distillers’ group adds new heritage member
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A western Kentucky distillery has quickly risen to the highest rank of “heritage” member in the Kentucky Distillers’ Association.
KDA says O.Z. Tyler Distillery in Owensboro becomes the eighth heritage member in the nonprofit trade group that leads the state’s bourbon ...
Trooper applications rise after recruitment policy changes
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Trooper applications have increased since Kentucky State Police made changes to its recruitment policy, which no longer requires applicants to have completed some college courses or have military or law enforcement experience.
The number of applications has risen ...
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — The International Bluegrass Music Museum has announced the lead acts for its annual ROMP Festival in western Kentucky.
A statement from the museum says Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, Sam Bush and Doyle Lawson will highlight the annual four-day ROMP: Bluegrass Roots ...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Kentucky Rep. Brett Guthrie has filed for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Guthrie was first elected from Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional district in 2008. He won contested re-election campaigns in 2010, 2012 and 2014. In 2016, Guthrie was ...
Kentucky mine employee sentenced for violating safety law
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — An employee at a Kentucky coal mine has been sentenced for violating the federal Mine Safety and Health Act.
The U.S. attorney’s office said Daniel L. Couch Jr. pleaded guilty in July and was sentenced last week to two years of supervised probation and fined ...
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — For most people, bowling is just a hobby or an activity to do with friends on the weekends, but for Apollo High School, it’s much more meaningful.
“People think of bowling as a recreational league where you come out and you’re eating and drinking and just kind of ...
Judge sets trial date for former university board chairman
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A judge has set a trial date for former University of Kentucky board chairman Billy Joe Miles, who is charged with rape and sodomy.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Following the release of a 505-page bill over the weekend, Kentucky’s Republican governor embarked on a mini-statewide tour Monday to pitch an overhaul one of the country’s worst-funded public pension systems.
Gov. Matt Bevin spoke for more than 90 minutes on Monday ...
Apollo 31, Owensboro 28
Ashland Blazer 49, Greenup Co. 35
Beechwood 63, Ludlow 0
Belfry 48, Lawrence Co. 6
Bellevue 42, Dayton 40, OT
Bowling Green 56, Barren Co. 0
Boyle Co. 48, Lexington Catholic 17
Bracken Co. 52, Berea ...
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A coal operator says it expects to idle a western Kentucky mine later this year.
The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports that Armstrong Coal Co. anticipates idling the Equality surface mine in Ohio County sometime between Dec. 8 ...
Owensboro man, Messenger-Inquirer employee, drowns in rescue attempt
Steve Wahler, who spent 23 years working at the Messenger-Inquirer, including 18 years as the newspaper’s IT manager, drowned Monday in the Gulf of Mexico near Gulf Shores, Alabama, while trying to save a child in rough surf left over from Hurricane Nate.
Wahler was 47.
According to ...