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city (1990 pop. 53,549), seat of Daviess co., W Ky., on the Ohio River; settled c.1800, inc. as a city 1866. It is an important tobacco market and a shipping point for a farm and oil region. Food, coal, and steel are processed, and there is diverse manufacturing, including limestone, whiskey, electrical motors, rubber gaskets, vinyl windows, office furniture, fertilizer, and tobacco products. Confederates attacked and burned part of the city, including the courthouse, in 1864. Owensboro is home to Kentucky Wesleyan College, Brescia Univ., a museum of science and history, and an art museum.
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"A new name will invite the Louisville, Lexington and Owensboro communities to be part of our membership an invitation to grow and prosper with us.
Some of these communities have chosen to focus on businesses and anchor institutions, while others, like Owensboro, are now expanding into residential services.
With an existing 359-room, 1-million-square-foot facility originally built in 1938 and new sections added on every decade since, Owensboro Health started to run out of space and options.
A funeral Mass will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, April 17, at Immaculate Church in Owensboro, KY.
from Kim and Ann Anger, who had kept the Owensboro, Ky., business under family ownership as it approached its 75th year.
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People in the Amish community think it may be an Owensboro. It still has some orange paint at the yoke.
Last week, Gabrielle Gray, the executive director of the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky, told all.
Bank Home Mortgage of Owensboro, Ky., with a $645,000 claim, followed by Bank of America of Charlotte, N.C., with a $585,000 claim.
Hudgens recently completed a fellowship in minimally invasive gynecology in 2010 and has joined the Center for Women's Health at Owensboro Medical Health System in Owensboro, Ky.
Bank building, new National Guard Armory, and possibly State Office workers all moving to the southwestern part of Owensboro are all reasons why city leaders are expecting a surge in commercial growth.