Muhlenberg County

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A female high school teacher in Muhlenberg County has been charged with rape in the third degree of a minor. 

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A western Kentucky man who spent several days in jail for posting violent song lyrics to Facebook has settled a federal lawsuit against the county where he was jailed. 

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Construction at a combined cycle gas plant in Muhlenberg County is nearly 75% complete

Community groups and the Boy Scouts are conducting a tree planting on former mine lands in western Kentucky this weekend.

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A Western Kentucky-based company is investing $1.3 million in opening a distillery in Muhlenberg County, creating 31 jobs.

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  Muhlenberg County voters will decide on a ballot question next week that asks if they want to institute a 3 percent countywide utility tax to generate revenue for county schools.

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 The United States Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded a $90,000 grant toward the construction of a hydroponic greenhouse on the west campus of Muhlenberg County High School.

The grant, part of the USDA’s Community Food Projects program, goes to a consortium made up of MCHS, Madisonville Community College and Muhlenberg County 4-H.

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  The two surviving members of a 2014 Muhlenberg County house fire are filing a lawsuit against a construction company.


The Kentucky chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit for a case in Muhlenberg County over song lyrics in a Facebook post.

In August, James Evans of Central City posted lyrics on his Facebook page from a song called “Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer)” by the band Exodus. The 2010 song is about the Virginia Tech shooting.

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As small, rural hospitals continue to adapt to changes and challenges from the Affordable Care Act, Muhlenberg Community Hospital is joining the larger Owensboro Health system.