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Kentucky awarded $59.5 million in transportation grants

Dec. 11, 2018 4:34 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Transportation officials say two fiscal courts in Kentucky and a riverport authority will share federal grants totaling $59.5 million for projects to improve safety, access and mobility for motorists and freight movement. Officials say the recipients are Calloway County Fiscal Court,...

Grand jury indicts Kentucky homeowner who shot officer

Dec. 5, 2018 12:34 PM EST

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Kentucky homeowner who police say shot an officer he may have mistaken for a prowler. Prosecutor Bruce Kuegel tells the Messenger-Inquirer that the Daviess County grand jury indicted David Turley Sr. on an assault charge Tuesday. Owensboro police Officer...

Owensboro gives free bus rides to holiday shoppers

Nov. 21, 2018 5:19 AM EST

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — The city of Owensboro is offering free bus rides around town on the busiest shopping day of the year. The buses will run 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and riders can jump on a bus any time during those hours free of charge. The Owensboro Transit System says the offer is aimed at increasing...

Catholic bishop working on transparency in sex abuse cases

Nov. 12, 2018 10:16 AM EST

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 against 27...

Kentucky man, son's Nazi Halloween costumes cause backlash

Oct. 29, 2018 3:54 AM EDT

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 "Trail of...

Police: Shooting of man by state trooper was justified

Oct. 27, 2018 11:50 AM EDT

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 Police's critical response team, and the results were...

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum opening in Kentucky

Oct. 15, 2018 6:29 AM EDT

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 Thursday include Bobby...