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An Owensboro granite countertop manufacturer is expanding its business and almost doubling its workforce. State tax incentives of up to $250,000 allow Unique Granite and Marble Incorporated to add 25 new full-time employees and invest $400,000 in its expansion.

An Owensboro teacher has received a the Milken Award, which honors exceptional educators with a $25,000 gift. Cravens Elementary School teacher Ryan Williams was one of 40 people across the nations to be bestowed with the honor.

More than 15,000 books have arrived in Owensboro thanks to a donation made by Scholastic Incorporated to the Marine Corps League's Toys for Tots program. Daviess County program coordinator Matt Fitzgerald says the gift from the children's book publisher was both "a great blessing" and "a logistical nightmare." The books are for children from newborn to 12 years old, which is the Toys for Tots target age group.

The City of Owensboro and Daviess County are restarting their juvenile drug court.  County Attorney Claud Porter says both are putting up 88,000 dollars per year to fund the program. The juvenile drug court was discontinued because of state budget cuts.

Owensboro Woman Arrested for Child Pornography

Nov 14, 2012
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An Owensboro woman is being charged with more than 1,000 counts of possessing child pornography. Trooper Corey King tells the Messenger-Inquirer the arrest of 25-year-old Sarah Alice Cox yesterday stems from an investigation by the Kentucky State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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An Owensboro businessman has been sentenced to eight years in prison and ordered to pay $1.6 million in restitution for a scheme to defraud investors in three states. G3 Capital Management owner Cody George was also ordered to forfeit the contents of three bank accounts totaling about $484,000 to go toward final restitution. George pleaded guilty to 11 counts of mail fraud. In addition to his Owensboro office, he admitted to setting up offices in Florida and Texas.

Owensboro officials will appeal its case involving an open records dispute with The Messenger-Inquirer. City commissioners voted yesterday to appeal a circuit judge’s decision that the city must hand over two internal investigations opened last year against former police spokeswoman Marian Cosgrove.

ROMP may move up 2013 dates

Sep 17, 2012
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Organizers of the annual ROMP bluegrass festival in Owensboro are considering a change in next year's dates.  The festival is usually held during the last weekend in June, but organizers are polling fans to see if they would favor moving it up to the last weekend in May.  International Bluegrass Music Museum executive director Gabrielle Gray says organizers want to keep their audience happy, safe and cooler, if possible.  The proposed 2013 dates for the festival are either May 30th to June 1st or June 27th through the 29th.  Gray says the dates for next year's festival will be announced on

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Potential Adoptive and foster parents in the region will have access to some welcome resources in the coming weeks. Murray State University and a nationwide child advocacy group are hosting the Connect, Celebrate and Explore: Foster Care and Adoption Fair. 

WKMS @ ROMP: The Slideshow

Jul 1, 2012

We had a blast at ROMP  at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro, hosted by the International Bluegrass Music Museum. We hope you enjoyed the live broadcasts! Also a special shout-out to our friends at the Evansville-based NPR & PBS station, WNIN for helping make the trip and the broadcast possible.

See more photos on ROMP's Facebook page.

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