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(Encyclopedia)Owensboro, 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...

Waltrip, Darrell

(Encyclopedia)Waltrip, Darrell, 1947–, American auto racing driver, b. Owensboro, Ky. Waltrip drove on the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing circuit from 1972 to 2000, winning 84 Cup Series races. Ni...

Kentucky, state, United States

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Kentucky kəntŭkˈē, kĭn– [key], state of the SE central United States. It is bordered by West Virginia and Virginia (E); Tennessee (S); the Mississippi River, across which lies Missouri (...

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