The 2014 general assembly ended Tuesday night with a mixed bag of results. In the session's closing moments, House members were unable to pass a Senate bill that would have cracked down harder on heroin dealers and better cared for addicts.
The Owensboro City Commission met in a special work session Tuesday to go over the proposed budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. According to the Messenger-Inquirer, city employees will receive a 1.5 percent pay increase starting in July.
The Owensboro-Daviess County Airport has been awarded $1 million in federal money for improvements. The Airport Board got the good news Wednesday from Governor Steve Beshear. The airport plans to relocate a beacon to improve visibility. They also plan to finish the final phase of terminal building improvements.
Federal and state officials will be in Calhoun next week for a major announcement concerning McLean County's regional water consolidation project. Representatives of McLean County Fiscal Court, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the Kentucky Department for Local Government will hold a news conference at 11am Tuesday at the Calhoun Water Treatment Plant on High Street.