The Owensboro City Commission is scheduled to vote on an ordinance that would ban the use of skateboards in the city’s downtown. The Messenger-Inquirer reports the commission is meeting tonight at 5pm at City Hall. The ordinance is expected to pass based on previous discussions by commissioners.
The owner and breeder of a top contender in this Friday's Kentucky Oaks horse race is using the event to draw attention to breast cancer screenings. Anita Cauley is a member of Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear's Horses and Hope program, an effort that helps trackside workers obtain cancer screenings. One eye-catching way Cauley is raising awareness is by having the barn used by her filly "On Fire Baby" painted pink.
The recent opening of a new greenhouse/headhouse facility at the Western Kentucky University farm is expected to strengthen the research partnership between the University and the USDA's Agricultural Research Service. ARS Mid-South Director, Dr. Ed King, says much of the work at the new facility will focus on ways to improve the management of livestock waste.
There's no such thing as an "off-season" for a college basketball coach. Michelle Clark-Heard is someone who knows this well. Clark-Heard is the head coach of the WKU women's basketball team. Since she was hired in late March, the Louisville native has been evaluating her roster, hiring assistant coaches, scouting potential recruits, and attending tournaments with traveling all-star teams.
Officials at Western Kentucky University say they currently plan to open the WKU Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in about fourteen months. The program has now received state approval from the Council on Postsecondary Education.