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International Bluegrass Music Museum, via Facebook

The International Bluegrass Music Museum and Hall of Fame will break ground on a new $15 million facility in Owensboro next week. 

Roman Catholic Diocese of Owensboro Kentucky, via Facebook

The Catholic Diocese of Owensboro has suspended the pastor of a Union County church. The priest is accused of sexual misconduct decades ago.

Discovery Park of America

Discovery Park of America is now home to a Titan One Missile. The missile was transported from Huntsville Space Center in Alabama to the Union City museum over the weekend. 

A hometown hero is being laid to rest in Louisville, Ky., as Muhammad Ali, the boxer and humanitarian, is buried Friday. Fans came to the city from far and wide to pay their respects as Ali's body passed by on its way to a private burial.

Muhammad Ali will be laid to rest at Louisville’s Cave Hill Cemetery today following a processional that will take his body through the streets. The private ceremony will take place before the public funeral, scheduled for 2 p.m. at the KFC Yum Center downtown.

Here are the speakers and schedule of events for the funeral:

 

QURANIC RECITATION

  • Hamzah Abdul Malik

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

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An effort is underway in Kentucky to replace a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in the Capitol Rotunda with a tribute to boxing legend Muhammad Ali. 

Lexington attorney and former State Treasurer Jonathan Miller have begun an online petition seeking the change.  Miller says Ali’s recent death has more people talking about his place in history. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Hopkinsville's annual International Festival is this weekend. The two-day event kicks off Friday with dancing, food, festivities, art and more from cultures around the world, including Mexico, Germany and India. Sangeet Sheth has been a student recruiter for three years. She performs a north Indian classical storytelling dance called 'Kathak' and speaks with Todd Hatton on Sounds Good about the festival. 

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Thousands gathered at Freedom Hall on Thursday for a Muslim funeral prayer service in honor of Muhammad Ali. 

One sheets via A24 and Roadside Attractions

Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema has a busy couple of weeks ahead with several special features and Music at MAC bookended by two acclaimed feature films: Punks-vs.-neo-Nazis thriller Green Room and the Tom Hanks-starring comedic drama, A Hologram for the King. John Null caught up with MAC's film programming director John Holt to discuss the coming attractions.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The city of Metropolis, Illinois is expecting to attract a large crowd this weekend with the kickoff of its annual Superman Celebration. 20,000-30,000 people are expected to attend the celebration now in its 38th year. 

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