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Portion of Medley Road Closing For Work


07/24/14 12:22 PM
Medley Road will be closed from Turtle Creek Drive to Industrial Drive beginning Monday, July 28, 2014 through Friday, August 1, 2014. Detours will be marked accordingly. Please use caution and attention while driving in this area.

Upcoming Blood Drives from WKRBC


07/24/14 12:15 PM
Upcoming blood drives - from the Western KY Regional Blood Center:
 
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014, Owensboro Center opens at 8:30 am to at 8:00 pm today, 3015 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro KY.
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Lane Closure on Spring Bank


07/24/14 12:06 PM
The westbound lane of Spring Bank Drive will be closed from Edgewood Court to Woodbridge Trail Monday, July 28, 2014 through Friday, August 1, 2014. Detours will be marked accordingly.  Please use caution and attention while driving in this area

Practice Field, Portion of Greenbelt To Close


07/24/14 10:04 AM
The practice field at Jack C. Fisher Park will be closed the week of July 28 through August 1 due to the installation of a new backstop fence system.   A portion of the West Greenbelt Trail from Jack C. Fisher Park to Parrish Avenue/Starlight Drive will be closed the week of July 28 through August 1 for required maintenance to the bridge crossing the creek.  

Work Beginning Thursday on Audubon


07/23/14 05:24 PM
The the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans shoulder and lane restrictions along a section of the Audubon Parkway in Henderson County starting Thursday, July 24.   Motorists should be prepared to encounter a shoulder closure and/or lane restrictions for both eastbound and westbound traffic along the Audubon Parkway between about the 10 and 14 mile marker in Henderson

KY Health and Education Improving, But So Is Poverty


07/23/14 11:51 AM
While a year-by-year indicator of child well-being shows steady improvement in the health and education of children in the Bluegrass State, the number of children living in poverty is continuing to grow. The results, published in the 25th annual national Kids Count Data Book, were released Tuesday.

EVES Custodian Is Award Finalist


07/23/14 11:34 AM
Glenn Pierce, head custodian at East View Elementary School, was honored as one of three finalists in the state of Kentucky for the “Fred Award,” presented annually by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) as part of its Leadership Awards Program.

KSP To Crack Down On Distracted Driving


07/22/14 04:27 PM
Kentucky State Police are going to be extra vigilant when it comes to distracted drivers. Last year there were over 52,000 crashes caused by distracted driving - 163 of those were fatal. Troopers say distracted driving includes being on your phone, eating, changing the radio, or anything that causes reckless driving.

Beshear Shuffles To Balance Budget


07/22/14 04:21 PM
As Kentucky's general tax revenues came up $91 million short, Gov. Steve Beshear was able to balance the budget by raiding small state funds that get their money from fees or taxes paid for a particular purpose.

Madisonville Police Looking for Vandals


07/22/14 02:36 PM
Madisonville police are stepping up patrols and asking for the community's help to find the people responsible for recent vandalism.  Police told media partner 14News that rocks have been thrown through the windows of buildings, homes and vehicles. 

Community Campus Gets Grant Money


07/22/14 02:15 PM
Community Campus has received a total of $90,000 in grants to support Engineering and Life Science Academies.   Students from five area high schools (Apollo, Daviess County, Owensboro, Owensboro Catholic and Hancock County) participate in Community Campus.  The goal is to help students explore high-demand career paths in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Road Work Coming Thursday


07/22/14 02:12 PM
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to restrict traffic to one lane along KY 3143/Fairview Drive in DAVIESS County starting Thursday, July 24, 2014.   The lane restriction at KY 3143/Fairview Drive mile point 1.407 is to allow deck overlay work on the Natcher Parkway Overpass.  

Red Cross Facing Blood Shortage


07/22/14 10:19 AM
The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.  Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected.

Entrance to Subdivision Closed for Repairs


07/21/14 02:38 PM
From the City of Owensboro:
 
Southeastern Parkway, the west bound lane entrance to Landsdowne Subdivision, will be closed from Old Hartford Road to Yewells Landing West, Tuesday, July 22 through Friday, July 24, 2014 for street repairs. Detours will be marked accordingly. Please use caution and attention while driving in this area.

GRADD Applies For SCA Designation


07/21/14 01:17 PM
The Green River Area Development District has applied for Safe Communities of America designation. GRADD Executive Director Jiten Shah told the Messenger-Inquirer that the seven county district hopes to meet all the requirements and be awarded I the next six months.

KSP Looking For Escaped Inmate


07/21/14 10:24 AM
Kentucky authorities are looking for an escaped inmate in Hopkinsville. Kentucky State Police say 36-year-old Troy Lyons walked away from his work release detail around 11:30 Saturday night. He was last seen wearing a red and white sweat shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

Foundation Releases Survey Results


07/20/14 08:42 PM
The majority of Kentuckians want a statewide smoke-free law, tobacco free school campuses and mandatory physical education for school children. The snap shot of Kentuckians' views on health-related issues was commissioned by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

Hawesville Couple Arrested on Drug Charges


07/20/14 08:36 PM
A Hawesville couple was charged Friday with growing marijuana and trafficking and manufacturing methamphetamine after an investigation by the Kentucky State Police. According to the Messenger-Inquirer, Robert C. Vanconey was charged with cultivating five or more marijuana plants, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and second-degree manufacturing methamphetamine.

Suspect In Central City Shooting In Jail


07/20/14 08:30 PM
A Muhlenberg County woman is in jail after her ex-husband was found dead in a Central City home earlier this month. According to Kentucky State police, 61-year-old Brenda Hardin is now in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center after being released from the hospital Saturday morning. Police say Brenda Hardin was in ICU at Muhlenberg Community Hospital after taking several prescription medications.

Official: US 60 Extension Moving Along


07/18/14 02:30 PM
In his remarks at the Owensboro Chamber of Commerce 2065 Summit on Thursday, KYTC District 2 Chief Engineer Kevin McClearn announced that the US 60 Extension Project will be ready for traffic as early as September.  

OPD Continues Search For Missing Man


07/03/14 01:22 PM
On Wednesday, July 02, 2014, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Owensboro Police Department responded to a missing person call in the 900 block of Pennbrooke Avenue in reference to missing adult, Richard Earl Noffsinger. The investigation into this case has revealed that Mr. Noffsinger left his apartment on foot at approximately 1:00 p.m. in an agitated state.

?PORTION OF 24th STREET CLOSED BEGINNING JULY 1, 2014


06/30/14 04:36 PM
24th Street will be closed from Center Street to New Hartford Road beginning Tuesday, July 1, 2014 through Thursday, July 31, for street repairs. Detours will be marked accordingly. Please use caution and attention while driving in this area.

Owensboro Police Department's Officer of the Year Is...


06/27/14 10:20 AM
Owensboro Police Department’s Officer of the Year is Officer Jared Ramsey!  OPD Chief Art Ealum says there were several deserving nominees but Officer Ramsey set himself apart;  very active in the OPD’s Adopt A School program, in the

Neighborhood Cleanups Set


03/27/14 11:47 AM
Five City of Owensboro Neighborhood Alliances will host neighborhood cleanups this year. The cleanups will take place from 6am to 11am. All residents in the cleanup areas are invited to help beautify the neighborhood by picking up litter along sidewalks and streets on their cleanup day.
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