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Chamber's Connections Expo Next Week


04/24/15 11:56 AM
If you have a small business and want to grow, the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce’s Connections Expo may be the answer. Along with some 50 exhibitors the Chamber will offer professional development seminars at its annual business expo scheduled for 10am to 6pm next Thursday at the RiverPark Center.

Impact 100 Reveals Grant Amounts


04/24/15 11:27 AM
A local organization dedicated to donating grant money to community causes has revealed the amount of money that will be awarded this year. Impact 100 is made up of at least 100 women in the area who volunteer their time and resources to help local non-profit groups. According to Events Committee Chair Suzanne Miles, Thursday's reveal reception number was 237.

McLean Co. School Board Office to Move


04/23/15 11:38 AM
The McLean County Board of Education has begun seeking bids for renovating property that will eventually be the district's new central office. According to the Messenger-Inquirer, the board agreed last year to purchase the R & W Development and Logistics property on KY 136 East for $745,000.

KY Unemployment Rates Drop in 2014


04/23/15 11:04 AM
Annual unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties in 2014. State economist Manoj Shanker says this is the first time since 1990 that all the counties have had a drop in the unemployment rate. The annual jobless rate for Woodford County was the lowest in 2014 at 4.5 percent. It was followed by Fayette and Oldham counties, 4.8 percent each.

Family Looking For Missing Girl


04/22/15 12:31 PM
An Owensboro family needs your help in finding their daughter, who they say is with missing teen Alex Evans (story reported earlier).  Please take a look at the flyer in the article.

Commissioners Hearing From Hillcrest Supporters


04/22/15 11:53 AM
The conversation concerning the fate of Hillcrest Golf Course is heating up. More than 140 people packed the Owensboro City Commission chambers Tuesday night as the budget for next year was being considered. According to the Messenger-Inquirer, frustrated supporters of the course are trying to come up with suggestions for saving the course from closure so a road project can proceed at Old Hartford and Fairview.

Nine Indicted in "Whiskeygate" Case


04/22/15 11:50 AM
Nine people, including three distillery workers, were indicted Tuesday in a massive bourbon heist that attracted international attention. Prosecutors said the scheme went on for years and involved tens of thousands of dollars worth of whiskey. An employee of Wild Turkey and two employees of Buffalo Trace Distillery are among the group operating from Franklin County.

LG & E and KU Not Raising Rates Significantly


04/22/15 11:47 AM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Greg Stotelmyer) - Customers of Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities will not be hit with a hefty increase in their basic service charge - the monthly fee they pay before even using a watt of electricity. The sister utilities have agreed to drop their request for a 67-percent increase to that flat monthly fee.

KYTC Water-Over-Road Report


04/22/15 11:42 AM
Here is the latest water-over-road report from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.  This is as of 12pm Wednesday.  These are state roads listed, and do not include the many smaller county roads that may be closed.  Motorists are advised to watch out for road closure and high water signs.

OPD Searching For Missing Teen


04/22/15 10:50 AM
On Monday, April 20, the Owensboro Police Department opened a missing person case on 15 year old juvenile, Alex Blake Evans. Evans was reported missing by his parents who advised that they last saw him at his residence the previous evening. Owensboro Police Department detectives are asking for any information concerning the whereabouts of Alex B. Evans.

Ruckdeschel Chosen To Lead Beacon Central


04/21/15 12:18 PM
Michelle Ruckdeschel has been selected as the first Alternative High School Director and leader of the alternative program starting this fall at the new Beacon Central High School site at 3361 Buckland Square. She will officially assume this role on July 1.

Driver Kills Self on McLean Roadway, Officer Unhurt


04/21/15 11:49 AM
A McLean County deputy had to take cover Monday after shots were fired from a truck on the side of the road. According to media partner 14News, the incident took place on KY 254 near the McLean-Hopkins county line. The sheriff's office says a deputy pulled over to help out a driver, but when he approached the truck, a shot was fired through the door.

No Higher Taxes Predicted For Budget


04/21/15 11:45 AM
Daviess County residents won't be paying higher taxes if the county's proposed budget for 2015-2016 passes. According to the Messenger-Inquirer, the Daviess County Fiscal Court will have a work session Wednesday morning on the $60 million+ budget.

RWRA Not Taking Over Sewer Systems


04/21/15 11:41 AM
he Regional Water Resource Agency says it won’t take over two small sewer systems in Daviess County – that’s according to George Stuart, the agency's board chairman.

Right To Work, Right or Wrong?


04/21/15 11:38 AM
The Bluegrass has become a battleground state over right-to-work legislation with a handful of counties passing local laws and all four Republican candidates for governor supporting the idea. But, a new economic analysis questions whether right-to-work legislation delivers on its promise of economic growth.

Owensboro Health Renames Medical Group


04/20/15 11:21 AM
As of Monday, Owensboro Health has renamed its medical group "One Health." President and CEO Philip Patterson says the name change reflects the group's recent growth, new capabilities and goals. Officials say the medical group now includes more than 140 physicians and allied health providers across more than 25 specialties.

RWRA Applies For Loan For New Equipment


04/20/15 11:15 AM
The Regional Water Resource Agency has applied for a $3.3 million low-interest loan to be used to install an ultraviolet light system at both of its sewage treatment plants. The agency wants to use ultraviolet light rather than liquid chlorine bleach to kill bacteria in the sewage it treats.

Lawmakers Looking To Expand Drug Treatment


04/20/15 11:10 AM
Many drug addicts in Kentucky can’t get high no matter what they take. That’s because they are getting regular treatments of Vivitrol — an extended release that blocks the opioid receptors in the brain. It means opioids like prescription painkillers and heroin have no effect.

2015 Police Awareness Day / 5K Run


04/20/15 09:38 AM
The Owensboro Police Department is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Run from the Cops 5K and the 10th Annual Police Awareness Day. Both events are scheduled for Saturday, April 25th at the Owensboro Police Department.

KY Child Seat Law Getting a Change


04/19/15 09:17 PM
Kentucky's child booster seat law is getting a face lift this summer. According to the Kentucky State Police, any child less than 9 years old and between 40 and 57 inches will be required to be in a booster seat while in a vehicle. This change was made when officials noticed a regular seat belt was not fitting correctly across the lap of a child who is less than 57 inches tall.

Ohio Co. Fire Leads to Arrest


04/19/15 09:12 PM
Kentucky State Police Post 16 responded to a trailer fire located in the Cromwell area late last week. The trailer was occupied by two people. One occupant was transported to the hospital and treated for minor smoke inhalation. State Police Detective Chris Baker and Detective Michael Smith conducted an investigation into the incident.

Owensboro Man Arrested For DUI


04/19/15 09:06 PM
An Owensboro man was arrested in Evansville last week after police say he rammed into a teen's vehicle while driving drunk. Evan Williams, a Mater Dei football player, and his date were leaving prom when they were in a wreck at 3rd and John streets. Police say the other driver, William Yeckering of Owensboro, tried to run from the scene but was tacked and held down by Williams.

Street Relief Check Presentation Next Week


04/02/15 10:52 AM
The Ashley Furniture Home Store Street Relief, an effort to raise awareness and funds for the Boulware Mission, Daniel Pitino Shelter, Oasis, Owensboro Regional Recovery Center (part of Audubon-Area Community Services) and St. Benedict’s Shelter, has come to an end.

Muhlenberg Company To Expand


03/30/15 11:35 AM
After only being in business less than a year, a Muhlenberg County manufacturer is expanding. According to the Messenger-Inquirer, cross tie equipment manufacturer Strikerbilt is moving into a new leased building in the county's industrial park in Greenville. The company was approved last week for $195,000 in state tax incentives.

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.

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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