All the county clerks in Kentucky have been notified that a re-canvass of last Tuesday's Primary Election will be held Thursday May 28. The races in question are the GOP race for governor where James Comer is seeking a re-canvass in his 83 vote loss to Matt Bevin and Richard Heath has asked for a re-canvass in his 1400 vote loss to Ryan Quarles in the GOP Primary for Ag Commissioner.
Owensboro Municipal Utilities will spend about $17 million in capital improvements in the coming year; that’s the news from OMU’s proposed annual budget; more than $7 million in spending is planned for the Elmer Smith Station coal-fired power plant.
McLean County officials say the county's career center has lost its funding. According to the Messenger-Inquirer, McLean Fiscal Court decided to cut the $14,000 allocated to the center, meaning it will no longer be supported by the county after July 1.
A Hopkins County youngster is back with his dad and his mother has been arrested after a custodial interference case over the weekend. Sheriff's deputies say 5-year-old Brayden Gibson was taken by his mother, Alexis Hibbs. Hibbs failed to heed a court order and return the child to his father, Austin Gibson.
Sonya Simpson has been named principal at East View Elementary School. The announcement was made Friday at a special meeting of the EVES School-Based Decision Making Council. Simpson currently serves as assistant principal at Meadow Lands Elementary School. Before that, she was assistant principal at East View from 2005-2012.