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KY Counties Preparing For Recount

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.

OMU To Spend $17M On Improvements

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 To Close Career Center

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.

Hopkins County Child Returned To Father

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.

EVES Names New Principal

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.
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