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Two Die in Early Morning Fire


03/27/15 11:08 AM
Two people are dead after an early morning fire in Owensboro Friday. Daviess County Coroner Jeff Jones told the Messenger-Inquirer that the fire in the 1400 block of Leitchfield Road was reported around 2am. Officials located the first body, and then later the second. No names have yet been released. An OPD officer on patrol spotted the flames and reported the fire.

Sunday Concert to Benefit Homeless Agencies


03/27/15 11:06 AM
Owensboro’s Good Samaritan Concert series continues this Sunday afternoon at 4 at Settle Memorial United Methodist Church. The mass choir combines singers from Settle Memorial, First Baptist, Third Baptist, First Presbyterian and First Christian churches of Owensboro, and First United Methodist Church of Henderson.

United Way Honors Donors at Reception


03/27/15 11:04 AM
The United Way of the Ohio Valley recognized donors to its 2014 campaign during an awards reception Thursday morning at the National Guard Armory. The organization raised $1,622,558 in its 2014 campaign. That number is slightly below the $1.75 million goal the organization set in August.

More Details Released About Greenville fire


03/26/15 02:09 PM
More details have been released about the Greenville house fire that injured two 17-year-old boys. Media partner 14News reports that one of the young men was previously thought to have suffered severe burns, but his injuries were found not to be as bad as they first thought.

Missing Woman Located, Taken To Jail


03/26/15 12:39 PM
A missing Owensboro woman has been located. On Monday, a family member notified Owensboro police and said that 33-year-old Elizabeth Ann Tinnell had not been seen since February 23. OPD sent out a release with Tinnell's picture and what she was wearing the last time she was seen. Tinnell has now been located by the Henderson Police Department.

Legislature Fails to Agree on Teachers' Retirement Shortfall


03/26/15 12:37 PM
The Kentucky General Assembly left Frankfort early Wednesday without agreeing on a solution to the $14 billion shortfall in the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System. Sen. Joe Bowen, chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Committee, blamed House Democrats for refusing to consider a Senate offer to put $50M in the fund, which Bowen says is all the cash available.

Beshear Signs Anti-Heroin Bill


03/26/15 12:33 PM
Governor Steve Beshear has signed the new anti-heroin bill into law. With this new law, traffickers will face stiffer penalties, particularly if heroin is transported across state lines. In addition, more money will be available for the treatment of heroin addiction.

Two Hurt in Greenville Fire


03/25/15 11:32 AM
Two people were hurt Wednesday in a fire in Greenville. According to media partner 14News, it happened on Highland Drive. Fire officials say one of the two people hurt, a juvenile, sustained severe burns and has been flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. The other person was taken to an area hospital. No names have yet been released.

Calhoun Man Charged With Child Porn


03/25/15 11:30 AM
A McLean County man has been arrested and charged with several counts of child pornography. The Kentucky State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, along with the Owensboro Police Department, have charged 45-year-old Bryan D. Sunn with 389 counts of possession of child pornography, each a Class D felony.

Body of Missing Man Found


03/25/15 11:29 AM
An autopsy was performed Wednesday on the body of 55-year-old Jeffrey Clary, the Henderson County man who went missing March 7 after getting stuck in flood waters. His body was found by family members Tuesday evening on Tillman-Bethel Road near Baskett. On March 7, Clary called friends and told them he was stuck in the river bottoms but would see them shortly.

Lawmakers Halt Drop in Gas Tax


03/25/15 11:27 AM
It was well past midnight when the Kentucky Legislature succumbed to pressure from Gov. Steve Beshear and a host of local state officials to effectively stop a drop in the state's gas tax that was scheduled to take effect April 1.

OPD Looking For Person of Interest in Break-in


03/24/15 11:36 AM
The Owensboro Police Department has released surveillance footage of a person of interest in a recent burglary. On Sunday, March 15, between 11:30 and 11:35pm, unlawful entry was made into Valvoline Instant Oil Change at 3425 Frederica Street. The person of interest gained access through a rear garage door and was inside for approximately one minutes before exiting through the same door.

Cliff Hagan Wightman Unit May Close


03/24/15 11:20 AM
Federal funding cuts may force the closure of Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club's C. Martel Wightman unit. The club has partnered with the Housing Authority of Owensboro for 25 years, sharing in the operation of the East 19th Street facility. But the 2015 federal budget has cut funding for the housing authority's social programs, so no money will be available for the Boys & Girls Club.

OHS Welcome Back Pep Rally Friday


03/24/15 11:15 AM
The city will take time Friday morning to welcome and celebrate the Owensboro High School Red Devils Boy’s State Champion basketball team. After visiting several elementary schools Friday morning, the team will get the traditional fire-truck ride up Frederica for a pep rally at the school tentatively scheduled for 1:30 or 2:00.

Man Jailed After Scooter Chase


03/24/15 11:12 AM
An Owensboro man is in jail after allegedly leading police on a scooter chase. According to the Owensboro Police Department, officers tried to pull over 34-year-old Eric Hester for speeding Saturday morning around 11 on 4th Street. They say Hester took off, leading police in a chase until he crashed his scooter on 5th Street and ran.

Calipari: Look Out Cleveland


03/23/15 12:09 PM
John Calipari is warning Cleveland to be ready for craziness. Calipari says Cleveland can expect an influx of blue that will fill the arena and then some when UK arrives for the Sweet 16 this weekend. He says the majority of the fans are people who were not able to get tickets to see the Cats play in Lexington. A check of the secondary market finds tickets for Thursday night's game with West

KY General Assembly In Final Days


03/23/15 12:05 PM
State lawmakers returned to Frankfort Monday for the final two days of the legislative session. Many bills await final action. They include legislation dealing with the heroin problem, funding public retirement systems, dating partner protection, and increasing the age and size of children for booster seat protection.

Fire Destroys Hopkins County Home


03/23/15 12:01 PM
A Charleston, KY. family was at church Sunday morning when their home was heavily damaged by fire. According to media partner 14News, officials think a wiring malfunction started the fire on Fergusontown Road around 11:30am. Departments from Charleston, Richland and Dawson Springs responded. The fire was extinguished by 12:30pm. No injuries were reported.

Alliances Holding Cleanup Days


03/23/15 11:58 AM
Five Owensboro neighborhood alliances are set for neighborhood cleanups in the next few weeks. According to the Messenger-Inquirer, all of them are scheduled for 6 to 11am on various Saturdays. Residents living in the cleanup areas are invited to participate by picking up litter along sidewalks and streets on their cleanup day.

Red Devils State Champs


03/22/15 08:24 PM
The Owensboro Red Devils are Kentucky state basketball champs. Playing a team in the finals that they had already played twice in the regular season, OHS defeated Bowling Green 74 to 58, capturing the 2015 Kentucky high School Athletic Association boys' title. The Red Devils returned Sunday night to a well-attended reception by OHS fans.

Calhoun Man Arrested After Crash


03/22/15 08:22 PM
A Calhoun man was arrested Saturday afternoon for DUI after he crashed his motorcycle in a field. According to the Kentucky State Police, the wreck happened at 4:20pm on Todd Bridge Road in Daviess County. Troopers say 47-year-old Ronald Schwartzrauber was traveling north when his motorcycle left the roadway and stopped in a field.

Gaither To Get New Sentencing Trial


03/22/15 08:20 PM
It's been over 10 years since the trial of now-54-year-old Scot Gaither, who was convicted of manslaughter and other charges for the killing of his business partner in 2004. The Boonville man was sentenced to life without parole. According to the Messenger-Inquirer, Gaither will be getting a new sentencing trial this August.

KYTC Releases Flooding Update


03/22/15 08:14 PM
Click the headline for the latest Water Over Road report from Sunday afternoon!

Police Chase!


03/09/15 09:21 AM
An Owensboro man faces charges for leading a trooper on a lengthy pursuit.  Kentucky State Police say a trooper tried to pull over Byron Rightmyer on Carter Road Saturday morning for a seatbelt violation, but Rightmyer kept driving.  Investigato

Mom of Run Away Taken to Jail


01/21/15 10:25 AM
The mother Cheyenne Phillips, the 13-year-old Grayson County girl who was on the run for 14 days with her 18-year-old boyfriend, has been taken into police custody. Sherry Peters, who is described as Cheyenne Phillips non-custodial parent, is charged with

100 People Made the One-Mile March for Martin Luther King Jr. Day


01/20/15 12:05 PM
 A crowd of almost 100 people made the one-mile march from Daviess County High School to Blandford Lecture Hall on the campus of Owensboro Community & Technical College on Monday to celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin

IT'SSSS FLU TIME!!!


01/15/15 10:31 AM
Only halfway through this flu season and already 26 flu-related deaths in Kentucky – most of those people were over 65.  Deputy Health Commissioner Kraig Humbaugh says it's not too late to get a flu shot and "Practically everyone six m

Weather Info - Layer up! Stay Warm!


01/07/15 06:23 AM
Please be aware that the extreme cold over the next couple of days is quite rare even in our region. Last year during a similar early January cold spell we had 2 fatalities in our region due to hypothermia.        Dangerously co

Weather Info - Layer up! Stay Warm!


01/07/15 06:23 AM
Info from the NOAA - - Stay Warm! 

Utica man arrested after KSP Pursuit


12/14/14 01:15 PM
At 1:12am on December 14th, 2014, Kentucky State Police were conducting a traffic safety checkpoint in Owensboro, KY on the US 60 bypass at Highway 431.  While conducting the checkpoint, Ryan Scott Clark, passed though the checkpoint at a high rate o
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