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An Owensboro man is leading an effort to move a Confederate statue off the Daviess County Courthouse lawn.

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The chief executive of a Daviess County company says President Trump’s immigration plan could be beneficial for the American workforce. Trump’s proposal would change America’s system from prioritizing family connections to favoring English language and job skills.

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The California-based customer service company that opened its Owensboro office in July is putting down roots as a major corporate citizen.

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  A statewide cooperative of municipal utilities is considering a site in Owensboro for a new natural gas plant to generate electricity. The Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency is doing a study on the feasibility of building a natural gas electric generating plant at the site of Owensboro’s aging Elmer Smith plant.

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A California-based customer service company locating an office in Owensboro has already hired nearly one-quarter of the 840 employees it plans to have in Daviess County.

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Brescia University in Owensboro has received a $500,000 grant for its social work program. The grant from the James Graham Brown Foundation will be used for a new building to house Brescia University’s rapidly expanding social work program and to hire faculty.

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Forty young refugees in Owensboro will get jobs this summer thanks to a workforce training grant. The $45,000 grant is from the group Catholic Charities and is being administered through its Kentucky Office of Refugees.  

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A minor league basketball franchise in Owensboro is calling it quits after two seasons.

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A coal-fired power plant in Western Kentucky will stop burning coal entirely in the next five years. The Owensboro Municipal Utility’s board made the decision last week to retire the second unit of the Elmer Smith power plant in Owensboro, marking the end of the utility’s 116 years of burning coal in the city.

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 Owensboro Public Schools would be hit with a cut of $1 million  a year if the proposed federal budget is approved.

Nick Brake, Superintendent of Owensboro Public Schools, was in Washington, D.C. during this past week meeting with the region’s Congressional delegation. He said he urged legislators to maintain critical funding for education.

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