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Chris Thile brings the Punch Brothers back for the fourth time to the International Bluegrass Music Museum's ROMP Festival in Owensboro this month. Thile says he loves the space and the enthusiastic group of festival goers in his Sounds Good conversation with Tracy Ross. He also talks about how being a new father has influenced his music writing, the differences playing in duos and groups and an upcoming performance at Murray State University.


Citing a need for docking locations on the Ohio River between Louisville and Paducah, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded the city of Owensboro a $1.5 million grant toward the building of a new 500-foot dock for traveling boaters.

Former U.S. Senator Wendell Ford Dies, KY Lawmakers React

Jan 22, 2015

Update: Reactions from Kentucky lawmakers.

Longtime Kentucky politician Wendell Ford died Thursday morning, CN2 is reporting. A force in Kentucky Democratic politics, Ford was a U.S. senator from 1974 to 1999, where he was the Democratic whip for the latter part of his tenure. He was also Kentucky governor from 1971 to 1974.

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A debate over beer distribution has made its way to the Kentucky legislature. House Speaker Greg Stumbo has filed House Bill 168 to specify malt beverage licenses and prohibit brewery-owned distributorships.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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.