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Fire Victims Identified


The Daviess County Coroner's Office has released the names of both men killed in an early morning house fire Friday on Leitchfield Road. Officials say Larry and Michael Nelson died of smoke inhalation and were found on the floor of the house, indicating they may have been trying to get out. An Owernsboro Police Department officer reported the blaze when seeing it while on patrol.

U.S. 60 Traffic Shift Coming Thursday


A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a traffic shift and an increased level of construction activity in the work zone along a major section of U.S. 60 around Owensboro starting Thursday, April 2.

General Assembly Passes Bill Removing Screening Barriers


Last week the legislative session came to a final and irrevocable close and among the bills passing was one that supporters say will go far in reducing Kentucky's extremely high rates of colon cancer and colon cancer deaths. The state is fourth in the nation in colon cancer deaths, per capita, and Colon Cancer Surgeon Dr. Whitney Jones says that is due to a hereditary disposition to colon cancer among Kentuckians. 

Two Die in Early Morning Fire


Two people are dead after an early morning fire in Owensboro Friday. Daviess County Coroner Jeff Jones told the Messenger-Inquirer that the fire in the 1400 block of Leitchfield Road was reported around 2am. Officials located the first body, and then later the second. No names have yet been released. An OPD officer on patrol spotted the flames and reported the fire.

Sunday Concert to Benefit Homeless Agencies


Owensboro’s Good Samaritan Concert series continues this Sunday afternoon at 4 at Settle Memorial United Methodist Church. The mass choir combines singers from Settle Memorial, First Baptist, Third Baptist, First Presbyterian and First Christian churches of Owensboro, and First United Methodist Church of Henderson.
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