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2014-02-14 23:23:04

Lolek Productions announces the film release about a man with Down Syndrome and how his capacity to love is transforming lives. The video, “Shawn’s Eyes” features Shawn Riney, a 41-year-old man from Owensboro, Kentucky, and a family who together have found love and many unexpected blessings. Owensboro, KY (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 The film "Shawn's Eyes" shows the relationship between Shawn and the Payne family, who spend every weekend together. Shawn is 41,...

2010-10-28 09:20:00

OWENSBORO, Ky., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's not every day that a musical genre is born, and certainly not one that spreads and takes hold like Bluegrass music. Bill Monroe, the "Father of Bluegrass Music," would turn 100 years old in 2011. His life and legacy will be commemorated with the Bill Monroe 100th Birthday Celebration, a collection of festivals and events taking place throughout the year in and around Owensboro, Ky. The Owensboro-Daviess County Convention &...

2010-06-03 06:13:00

OWENSBORO, Ky., June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Owensboro Medical Health System will officially break ground for its 447-bed replacement hospital June 5th with a 5K Walk-Run, activities for families and a ceremony that includes participation from OMHS Board of Directors, employees, physicians, several community groups and elected officials, including US Rep. Brett Guthrie. The state-of-the-art facility will continue to grow as a regional hub for medical treatment, serving patients...

2009-07-21 05:50:00

OWENSBORO, Ky., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Owensboro Medical Health System, Inc. today announced the results of its "Modified Dutch Auction" tender offer for a portion of the 2001 Series B and Series C Health System Variable Rate Revenue Bonds (Owensboro Mercy Health System, Inc.) issued by the City of Owensboro, Kentucky, the proceeds of which were loaned to OMHS. The offer expired at 12:00 p.m., New York City time, on Monday, July 20, 2009. OMHS has accepted for payment $13,850,000...

2008-08-06 12:00:48

By Joy Campbell, Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky. Aug. 6--Bryan Blount will be watching the traffic on his street closely today. With city schools back in session, basically every Owensboro High School student, parent and staff member who drives to school will use McCreary Avenue to get there. The school district announced the new traffic and parking plans Monday. Bryan and Amanda Blount live in the yellow house directly across from the driveway of the former library that will be...

2008-08-05 09:00:00

By Joanie Baker, Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky. Aug. 5--More than 30 firefighters and 50 tons of sand were needed Monday to extinguish a chemical fire at Owensboro Grain Edible Oils that emitted hazardous fumes. The fire started in a storage building that contained nickel catalyst, a metal-like chemical that is volatile and can react with itself, or even water, Owensboro Fire Department Assistant Chief John Vessels said. The cause of the fire is unknown, but Vessels said it could...

2008-08-05 09:00:27

By Owen Covington, Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky. Aug. 5--While work progresses on a comprehensive master plan for Owensboro's city core, Downtown Development Director Fred Reeves wants to increase interest in that process and the future of the city's downtown district. To help with those goals, the Downtown Development Authority launched its new Web site -- www.downtownowensboro.com -- on Monday to show previews of some potential downtown plans and encourage participation in...

2008-08-01 09:00:00

By Keith Lawrence, Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky. Aug. 1--A Massachusetts company wants to install several turbine generators on the Ohio River bed in Daviess County to generate electricity for area industries. Free Flow Power Corp., a two-year-old company in Gloucester, Mass., has filed applications with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for two permits in Daviess County for sites between the Natcher Bridge and the Owensboro Riverport. "The licensing process is lengthy," Jon...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'