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Man Injured in Pennyrile Accident


05/22/15 11:30 AM
A Henderson man was injured Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash on the Pennyrile Parkway. According to the Kentucky State Police, it happened around 8:30am near the Robards exit. KSP says 39-year-old Ronnie Turner fell asleep at the wheel, causing his vehicle to go off the roadway into a ditch. The vehicle then went airborne and struck a tree, causing it to spin. Turner was ejected in the crash.

Red Cross Recruiting Volunteers


05/22/15 11:22 AM
The Western Kentucky Chapter of the American Red Cross will host its next Volunteer Orientation on Tuesday, May 26th at 5:30 p.m., at the Red Cross office at 416 West 3rd Street in Owensboro and another on Thursday May 28th at 5:30 at 232 N 8th Street in Paducah.

Official: Training Stress Could Lead To Abuse


05/22/15 11:19 AM
One of the most stressful duties of parenthood is potty training. Sometimes, that stress can lead to child abuse. The medical director at Kosair Children’s Hospital has some thoughts on how to keep abuse out of potty training. Richard Farmer has details inside.
 

Suspect, Officers Names Released in Early Morning Standoff


05/21/15 01:42 PM
The name of the suspect who died after an officer-involved shooting in Owensboro has been released. According to Kentucky State Police, the Owensboro Police Department and KSP drug enforcement unit tracked a suspect, 38-year-old Chrislon Talbott, to Mo0tel 6 on Frederica Wednesday evening. Talbott indicated to officers he was not going to cooperate.

Comer Requests Vote Re-canvass


05/21/15 11:11 AM
As expected, Republican James Comer has officially requested a review of Kentucky's election results after initial tallies showed him in second place to Matt Bevin by just 83 votes in the race for the Republican nomination for Governor. Comer's campaign manager made the request at about 4pm Wednesday.

OH Planning Outpatient Clinic in East County


05/21/15 11:09 AM
Owensboro Health is planning to build a $5.5 million outpatient clinic in the eastern part of Daviess County. OH officials have asked Daviess Fiscal Court to support the project with a resolution asking the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority to issue revenue bonds to "finance and refinance costs" associated with the project.

Suspect in Overnight Standoff and Shooting Dies


05/21/15 10:37 AM
Kentucky State Police is investigating a shooting case Wednesday night that left one person dead. At about 8pm, the Owensboro Police Department Street Crimes along with Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations were actively involved in a joint drug investigation. The investigation led the police to the Motel 6 on Fulton Drive in Owensboro.

Comer Says He'll Request a Re-canvass


05/20/15 10:57 AM
James Comer isn't done with the GOP gubernatorial primary and may not be for at least a week. Comer is 83 votes behind GOP rival Matt Bevin and told supporters in Lexington he would ask for a recanvass. Comer's comeback capped a night that saw him in third place and over 10,000 votes back of the leader before the ballots were counted in western Kentucky.

Responders Recongnized For Rescue


05/20/15 09:32 AM
Two first responders from Henderson County were honored Tuesday for rescuing an infant from a lake. Last week, a two-year-old cousin pushed one-year-old Raelynn Goin into a lake on Martin and Martin Road, still strapped in her stroller. According to media partner 14News, family members and several teenagers tried to get the baby out but were unsuccessful.

Close Race For Republican Nomination Highlights Primary


05/20/15 09:12 AM
In a close race Tuesday night in the Kentucky State Primary Election, Republican candidate Matt Bevin defeated James Comer by less than 100 votes, but officials say the 80-some vote difference is "too close to call" at this time.  Also on the Republican side, Hal Heiner got third followed by Will T. Scott. For the Democrats, it will be Jack Conway facing Bevin in November. Conway won an overwhelming 79 percent of the vote over challenger Geoff Young.

Portion of Greenbelt To Close For Repairs


05/19/15 11:49 AM
A portion of the Greenbelt from Brookhill Subdivision to Millers Mill Road will be closed May 26 and 27. The Daviess County Parks Department will be resealing asphalt and plans to reopen the walking trail on May 28.

Owensboro Man Arrested After Foot Chase


05/19/15 11:30 AM
An Owensboro man has been arrested in connection to a stolen moped case. According to the Daviess County Sheriff's Department, a deputy was performing a business check at 1:31am Tuesday at Yellow Creek Baptist Church on KY 144. The deputy observed a male subject on a moped in the parking lot.

Parks Dept: Combest To Remain Closed For Summer


05/19/15 11:04 AM
Because of major needed repairs, Combest Pool near Chautauqua Park will remain closed this summer. Parks and Recreation manager Amanda Rogers told the Messenger-Inquirer that work on the pool has been delayed because contractors found additional problems. So repairs, which were supposed to have already been underway, will not begin until July.

OPD Investigating Shooting Cases


05/19/15 10:34 AM
The Owensboro Police Department is investigating three cases involving the discharge of a firearm. The first case occurred on Sunday, May 17, at approximately 6:40pm in the area of W. 8th Street and Poplar Street. During this incident, witnesses advised officers that they heard 5 to 6 shots. Officers did not locate any evidence of damage and there were no injuries reported.

Three Vehicle Natcher Accident Injures Two


05/18/15 01:51 PM
An accident involving three vehicles on the Natcher Parkway Monday morning closed the road for several hours. As of noon Monday, the northbound lanes of the Natcher about four miles south of Owensboro have reopened. According to the Daviess County Sheriff's Department, officials responded to the 63.5 mile marker of the parkway.

Owensboro Man Arrested After Standoff


05/17/15 08:56 PM
An Owensboro man was arrested late Saturday night after a standoff with officers. The Daviess County Sheriff's Department, along with Kentucky State Police, the fire department, and EMS were called to a residence in the 4300 block of Countryside Drive. Upon arrival, officers were told by family members that 36-year-old Matthew S. Perryman had been holding two family members against their will.

Dunmor Man Hurt in Scooter Accident


05/17/15 08:53 PM
A Muhlenberg County man was injured after his scooter overturned Saturday. According to Kentucky State Police, 20-year-old Shane Clinton of Dunmor was traveling west on the Merle Travis Highway, near Beechmont. Clinton attempted to turn left into a church parking lot to get out of the heavy rain, but he lost control on the wet pavement.

OPS Summer Feeding Sites Announced


05/11/15 11:02 AM
The Owensboro Public Schools have announced the 2015 Summer Feeding Sites.  These meals are free to children 18 and under. 
 

KCTCS To Interview OCTC Candidates


05/07/15 02:05 PM
Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Jay Box announced Thursday the names of three candidates to be interviewed for the position of president/CEO of Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC).
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