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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. 

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The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a report on the crash that killed an Owensboro pilot. A preliminary report by the NTSB says Owensboro physician Robert Dalzell had purchased the plane only two days before the May 30th crash. 

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.

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Update Friday: Officials have confirmed that the body found at a plane crash site in western Kentucky is the pilot who went missing on Monday.

Kentucky State Police said Friday that the Hancock County coroner's office and the Kentucky medical examiner's office used dental records to determine the body was that of 70-year-old Robert Dalzell of Owensboro.

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The International Bluegrass Music Center in Owensboro is moving closer to reality with a review of construction bids in progress.

Owensboro Assistant City Manager Ed Ray says proposals to build the 48,000-square-foot venue came in from four general contractors by the May 19 deadline. 

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When Kentucky lawmakers begin writing a new state budget next month, they’ll be asked to fund a family court position in Daviess County. 

State Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton, Jr. says Owensboro is the largest area of the state without a family court judge. 

The Kentucky Arts Council is getting ready for a big creative industry summit in Owensboro on November 12 and 13, featuring national, state and local experts discussing the creative industry in the arts and related topics. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Emily Moses, Creative Industry Manager, about workshops for both community organizations and individual artists seeking to establish or expand place making initiatives across the Commonwealth.

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The Western Kentucky Botanical Garden in Owensboro wraps up the summer with Balloons Over The Garden, the last weekend of August. Originally part of the Dazzling Daylillies Festival last June, the event was rescheduled due to weather. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Rob Blackham, Vice President of the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden Board and engineer involved with "Balloons Over The Garden" about how one can cross 'riding in a hot air balloon' off their bucket list and whether or not 'selfie sticks' are allowed on the ride.

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An effort is underway in Owensboro to help prevent drunk driving. 

A program called SafeRide provides free rides to people who have consumed too much alcohol at restaurants and bars, or any venue that serves alcoholic beverages. 

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Bluegrass music is just a part of the territory around Owensboro and Daviess County.

Now there’s a more formal push, as part of a promotional campaign, to let people know it’s a year-round place to hear bluegrass music or jam.  

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