Local businessman Hal Miller has passed away. His family confirmed to the Messenger-Inquirer that he died Friday at the age of 90. Miller had owned the Windy Hollow Restaurant on KY 81, which contained his museum of cowboy and World War II items.
The City Utility Board, which governs OMU, approved another recommendation to raise water rates for customers after its first proposals were rejected by the Owensboro City Commission. A recommendation was approved Thursday to increse the average household bill by $2.08 a month in June of this year, and another $1.84 next June.
One person has died and another is injured after a house fire Friday morning in Santa Claus. According to media partner 14News, Spencer County dispatch reported a home at 911 South Snow Ball Lane in Christmas Lake Village was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters got there around 6:30am.
A New Orleans-based company plans to build a 223,000-square-foot distribution center on U.S. 60 East near Glenmore Distillery. According to the Messenger-Inquirer, Sazerac Co. will break ground later this month on a $45 million center later this month.
A special session of the Kentucky General Assembly might be needed after all. Governor Steve Beshear is deciding whether lawmakers need to look at a bill regarding penalties for heroin use. A bill that would set stiffer penalties for heroin dealers didn't make it to the House floor because other bills took priority and the session ended at midnight Tuesday night.