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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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Burning eyes and runny noses are common to members of the Owensboro community as our bodies attempt to reject air-borne noxious components that fill the city.
In recommended last year that Owensboro close the plant, claiming it would be too expensive to keep it running on coal.
Working with the community and hospital staff gave Owensboro Health the opportunity to rethink everything, from streamlining processes to grouping related units together.
However, in the summer of 1911 he experienced a dramatic change, while preaching at a revival meeting in Owensboro, Kentucky, he found himself 'liberated' from the thin layer of sophistication that had been stifling him in his ministry at First Church [of Fort Worth].
Contact: John Wright, Owensboro Grain, phone 270-929-1465, website http://www.
There's a new little general store in Owensboro, La Reina de Mexico, catering to Latinos: Tienda, taqueria, y caniceria 100% Mexicana, it advertises under the big Mexican flag over its front door--Store, taco stand and meat market 100 percent Mexican.
The new bridge improves accessibility from Kentucky to Indiana in the growing metropolitan Owensboro area," says State Highway Engineer James M.
We welcome this growth and congratulate both Metalsa and the Owensboro community on their success.
She is currently working on her debut clothing line, titled: "Phoenix", which will debut at her fashion show in August 2016 in Owensboro, KY.
When he arrived from a South Carolina college, Klauber said he wanted to make student admissions and retention a main focus at the Owensboro school.
OWNESBROR, KY: New York City based real estate investment firm, Stonemar Properties, LLC has completed the purchase of The Owensboro Towne Center, a 246,672 s/f retail center in Owensboro, Kentucky, the state's third largest city.