Owensboro Public Schools

Owensboro is launching a new public school with the start of the academic year on Aug. 7. Owensboro Innovation Middle School has 300 students who represent all of the elementary buildings in the Owensboro Public Schools district.

ROMP, via Facebook

An estimated 26,500 people turned out for Owensboro’s annual outdoor bluegrass music festival.

ROMP, via Facebook

A four-day outdoor music festival that attracts thousands of visitors to west Kentucky is this week. 

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The Catholic Diocese of Owensboro has temporarily suspended a priest while he’s being investigated on child sexual abuse allegations.


A special board overseeing an election challenge in the state House of Representatives has voted to conduct a recount of a contested seat in western Kentucky.

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital has been working with a third party since August of 2018 to create a dashboard with prices and market comparisons. The hospital is complying with a new federal law requiring hospitals across the country to post prices for stays, procedures, drugs, services and supplies.

“This is an opportunity for us to empower our consumers and patients, to understand more about pricing. And we want to be a very transparent and open organization,” said director of marketing and public relations Brian Hamby.

Division of Waste Managment

The coal used to power our homes leaves behind mountains of ash. At one power plant in Western Kentucky, that coal ash is stored in a pair of unlined landfills that may have been polluting local groundwater for as long as 18 years.

LRC Public Information

A Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky says he will challenge the results of an election he lost by one vote.

City of Owensboro KY via Facebook

The city of Owensboro is offering free bus rides around town on the busiest shopping day of the year.

Facebook, via WKYU

The Kentucky Secretary of State is ordering a recanvass of all votes cast last week in a state House race in Owensboro.