UPDATE – The Owensboro-Daviess County Central Dispatch 9-1-1 phone lines have been repaired and are working appropriately. The Owensboro Police Department wants to inform the public that when calling the Owensboro-Daviess County Central Dispat
Wednesday night's $171 million Powerball drawing didn't have a winner, but someone in the area is $1 million richer for matching the first five numbers. According to the Kentucky Lottery, that ticket was sold at Charlie's Market in Hartford on North Main. It matched numbers 18, 25, 36, 38, and 50, but not the Powerball, which was 23.
An original Towne Square Mall anchor store is closing. According to media partner 14News, officials with Sears say the Owensboro store and its Auto Center will close in early December. 52 people are employed at the store. They say a liquidation sale will begin on September 26.
The Kentucky Court of Appeals last week rejected an appeal from the man accused of the hit and run death of 13-year-old Madalynn Matlock. Jeffrey Kotarek was convicted of reckless homicide in the 2010 case and was was sentenced to 15 years in prison. According to media partner 14News, Kotarek appealed the conviction, alleging four trial errors.
The Daviess County Public Schools district has been promoting a credit recovery program that allows individuals who left school without graduating to complete credit requirements through an individualized learning program.