Friends and family of an Owensboro teen held a prayer service for him Thursday night at Legion Park. On Wednesday, Matthew Payne was riding his moped east on 7th Street when he lost control, hitting the curb. He was thrown off the moped, suffering a severe head injury. Relatives say Matthew was not wearing a helmet. Payne was transported to a Louisville hospital for treatment.
Just like many school districts in the area, Ohio County will also be providing free meals for kids this summer. But this one is a bit different. According to media partner 14News, those 18 and under in Ohio County will get fed on the mobile meal bus. Students from Ohio County High School built tables that were installed inside a school bus.
James Comer has conceded the Republican Primary for Governort to Matt Bevin. Results of a recanvass of votes in the Republican gubernatorial primary are now in. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says Matt Bevin remains the GOP nominee for Governor, by an 83-vote margin over James Comer. She says one change was in Fayette County, where third place finisher Hal Heiner picked up three votes.
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is continuing work on reconstruction of the KY 144/KY 2830 Intersection at the east edge of Owensboro, and now a width restriction has gone in place. As part of the project, the traffic shift will convert a 4-lane section of KY 144 that was formerly part of Old US 60 to 2-way traffic running along an eastbound temporary diversion.
A class-action lawsuit is underway on behalf of the residents of the Roosevelt House senior apartment building. The suit alleges that during the building’s $19M remodeling project residents have been without air conditioning and elevator services, have lost access to garbage chutes and laundry services and have been through extended losses of electricity.