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The “Empress” Opens

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On this day in 1912, The Empress Theater was set to open at 418 Frederica St and was built exclusively for movies. Ownership changed over the years and the name changed around 1941 to The Malco Theater. It was remodeled and on November 17, 1949 became The Center Theater until 1967. After another major remodel, the building opened as The …

Dudley “Mush” Morton

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On this day in 1943, Owensboro-native and commander of the submarine USS Wahoo(SS-238), “Mush” Morton goes down with his ship near the Japanese island of Hokkaido. He was the commander of this submarine on it’s 3rd and 7th patrols. Initially, he was assigned the highly dangerous task of penetrating the Sea of Japan and was reported ‘missing in action’ in …