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Government
2:26 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Owensboro Smoking Ban Takes Effect Tomorrow

Owensboro's new smoking ban takes effect Wednesday. The ordinance bans smoking in public spaces like restaurants, stores, and city parks among others.

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Society
5:48 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Clarksville "Marriage Market" Hot Spot

Downtown Clarksville
Credit Tenn 931, Wikimedia Commons

The Clarksville area straddling the Kentucky-Tennessee border has the nation’s highest concentration of employed single young men, with a ratio of 145 employed bachelors to every 100 women. 

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Arts
1:30 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

'Return to ROMP 2014' on Labor Day!

23 String Band
Bryan Davenport, ROMP Facebook

Return to ROMP 2014 is a two-hour special hosted by WNIN's Steve Burger. Tune in Labor Day, Monday, September 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., preempting Sounds Good.

The program features two hours of music and conversation with:

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Environment
2:32 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

West Kentucky Botanical Garden Hosts Daylily Hybridizing Event

Credit Western Kentucky Botanical Garden, Facebook

Saturday Morning Western Kentucky Botanical Garden in Owensboro hosts Magnolia, Kentucky's Wonderland of Daylilies' Herbie & Gale Phelps lecturing on "The Art and Science of Hybridizing" and we learn more about the presentation and a daylily auction with Susie Tyler.

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Shots - Health News
1:08 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Investors Pump Prospects Of Unproven Ebola Treatments

Tobacco plants grown at an Owensboro, Ky., biotechnology firm were used to help produce an experimental serum used to treat two Americans infected with Ebola.
AP

Originally published on Fri August 8, 2014 12:24 pm

Interest in drugs that might be used to treat Ebola virus has hit a fever pitch, but the buzz isn't simply about fear of Ebola, or about saving lives in poor nations of West Africa. It's also about money.

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Science
2:19 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

New Federal Grant to Help HIV Vaccine Research Effort Underway in Owensboro

Kenneth Palmer, Ph.D
Credit Photo Provided

 

HIV vaccine research being conducted in Owensboro is getting a boost from a federal grant. The National Institutes of Health Monday announced a five-year, $14.7 million dollar grant for a project being led by the Owensboro Cancer Research program.

The goal is to create a gel-based vaccine that involves tobacco plants.

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Business
2:28 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Owensboro Airport Expanding

Credit Wikimedia Commons

The Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport has seen marked growth over the last few years and shows no sign of stopping.  The airport has expanded its runway to 8,000 feet, making it the third airport in Kentucky with a runway 8,000 feet or longer (CORRECTED: WKMS originally reported the Owensboro runway was the third longest in Kentucky). 

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Arts
12:50 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

"The Middle Ground" A Civil War Story Being Filmed in Western Kentucky

"A tale of two brothers, wrapped up in circumstances that could have only ever happened in Kentucky."

The Middle Ground is a Civil War era film set and currently being shot in western Kentucky - primarily in Owensboro and Madisonville. We met the filmmakers on Sounds Good, with Murray State connections: Director/Writer Dallas Lee Blanton, Actors/Producers Angela Yonts and Nathan Austin. Featuring actors and extras from western Kentucky, the film includes a reenactment of the Battle of Sacramento and a on-location shoot in a homestead from the era.

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Arts
10:48 am
Fri June 20, 2014

A Preview of ROMP Fest 2014

ROMP, the bluegrass roots and branches festival returns to Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro next weekend, with headlining acts Old Crow Medicine Show, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Sam Bush Band, Del McCoury Band, and many others. On Sounds Good, Chris Langdon, Promotions Director for the International Bluegrass Museum, previews the festival with Tracy Ross.

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Energy
7:28 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Natural Gas Companies Brief Lawmakers On Industry's Future

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Members of the Kentucky interim joint committee on natural resources and the environment and a special energy subcommittee got an update Thursday on where natural gas is, and where it could head, in Kentucky.

Republican State Senator Jared Carpenter is chair of both committees and says natural gas will grow as a portion of the state’s energy sources, but not at the expense of coal.

“I think they are going to be a major player now, because the federal regulations are being so impossible, to reach the regulations they're wanting to pass. Coal is going to be impacted by it, like it has been, but coal's not going to go anywhere. Everybody understands the importance of 

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