Owensboro leaders announced Friday a project that will invest 44 million dollars in the city's downtown area. A key portion of that investment will be a new convention class Holiday Inn hotel, to be located on the west side of the newly planned convention center. In addition, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP has come to a preliminary agreement with the Riverfront Jam, LLC developers to relocate the Owensboro office to a downtown location.
A week after devastating tornadoes hit Kentucky and other states, federal officials warn the possibility of fraud remains high. The Justice Department has a 24 hour hotline to report suspicions of fraud.
WKU History Professor John Hardin, who specializes in African American History, will appear tonight on the NBC television network program, "Who Do You Think You Are?" Dr. Hardin helped to research the family history of former Pittsburgh Steeler running back Jerome Bettis, the family story that will be traced in tonight's program. The story has roots in slavery in western Kentucky. Dan Modlin has more.......
After ten years as head coach of the WKU womens' basketball team and 21 years with the program as player and coach, Mary Taylor Cowles has been fired. Athletics Director Ross Bjork says he informed Cowles of her termination Thursday morning.
The western Kentucky bridge that was taken out by a ship will be repaired by Memorial Day. Governor Steve Beshear on Thusday announced the award of an emergency contract to fix the Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake. The governor says the $7 million fix will save the crucial summer tourism season for the region around Land Between the Lakes.
"Quite honestly, this is a lot sooner than I thought was possible when we first saw the damage to the bridge," remarked Beshear.