Horse Owner Dies

By: Lori Mitchell
By: Lori Mitchell

The Daviess County coroner says 69-year old James Hines Jr.was found in his indoor swimming pool by his housekeeper. Foul play is not suspected.

Hines was a thoroughbred horse breeder. His 3-year old colt "Lawyer Ron" is considered a Kentucky Derby contender. Hines founded Premium Allied Tool in 1966 and built it into a multi-million dollar metal stamping company. He also founded Owensboro Manufacturing, Electro Parts and Mid-America Jet.

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