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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...

Police: Kentucky officer shot was mistaken for prowler

Oct. 10, 2018 3:44 PM EDT

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 officer was going to...

Bishop: 66 sex abuse claims against 27 priests since 1937

Oct. 9, 2018 10:34 AM EDT

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 compiled statistics...

Priest accused of sexual abuse permanently suspended

Oct. 2, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

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 Messenger-Inquirer reports he had...

Kentucky utility company seeks rate increase

Sep. 29, 2018 10:07 AM EDT

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A utility company has asked permission to raise rates for about 176,000 customers in Kentucky. The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports Atmos Energy Corp. has asked the Kentucky Public Service Commission to approve a rate increase that would an extra $4.41 to the average residential...

Police ID suspect fatally shot by Kentucky trooper

Sep. 19, 2018 9:09 PM EDT

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 on...

Ex-officer gets 3 years for arresting man who reported him

Sep. 14, 2018 9:28 AM EDT

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 this summer of...

2 boys rescued from rain-swollen creek in Indianapolis

Sep. 10, 2018 7:56 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis firefighters have rescued two boys from rain-swollen Fall Creek while searches continue for two men, one in the Ohio River and the other in Sugar Creek in western Indiana. Fire Battalion Chief Rita Reith (ryt) says the two boys were rescued Monday evening on the city's...

Suspected tornado in western Kentucky damages homes

Sep. 8, 2018 9:53 PM EDT

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A suspected tornado touched down in western Kentucky and caused moderate to severe damage to three homes. The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports the suspected tornado moved through western Daviess County, near Stanley, on Saturday afternoon as the storm downed trees and pushed...

'Super Cooper': Baby born with rare disorder in Kentucky

Sep. 3, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

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 can't breathe through...