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OPD Having CAC Rally Saturday


The Owensboro Police Department is pleased to announce the 2nd Children’s Advocacy Center of Green River District benefit rally, which is scheduled for Saturday, April 19. The purpose of this event is to increase awareness of child sexual abuse and help offset the cost of care that is provided to these helpless victims.

Hal Miller Dies at 90


Local businessman Hal Miller has passed away. His family confirmed to the Messenger-Inquirer that he died Friday at the age of 90. Miller had owned the Windy Hollow Restaurant on KY 81, which contained his museum of cowboy and World War II items.

City Utility Board Approves New Water Increase


The City Utility Board, which governs OMU, approved another recommendation to raise water rates for customers after its first proposals were rejected by the Owensboro City Commission. A recommendation was approved Thursday to increse the average household bill by $2.08 a month in June of this year, and another $1.84 next June.

Christmas Lake Village Fire Kills 1


One person has died and another is injured after a house fire Friday morning in Santa Claus. According to media partner 14News, Spencer County dispatch reported a home at 911 South Snow Ball Lane in Christmas Lake Village was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters got there around 6:30am.

Sazerac Building Distribution Center


A New Orleans-based company plans to build a 223,000-square-foot distribution center on U.S. 60 East near Glenmore Distillery. According to the Messenger-Inquirer, Sazerac Co. will break ground later this month on a $45 million center later this month.

Special Session May Be Called For Heroin Bill


A special session of the Kentucky General Assembly might be needed after all. Governor Steve Beshear is deciding whether lawmakers need to look at a bill regarding penalties for heroin use. A bill that would set stiffer penalties for heroin dealers didn't make it to the House floor because other bills took priority and the session ended at midnight Tuesday night.

Muhlenberg Man Arrested After Traffic Stop


A Muhlenberg County man was arrested Wednesday on several charges, after an attempted traffic stop. According to media partner 14News, the Sheriff's Office received a call about an unwanted person at a residence in Drakesboro. Deputies arrived to see the suspect, Zackery Stephens, fleeing in a red Pontiac.

DCPS Celebrating Volunteers


The Daviess County Public Schools district is celebrating National Public School Volunteer Week (April 21-25) with a variety of activities to demonstrate appreciation for the important services provided by parents and members of the community. During the 2012-2013 school year, which is the most recent year for which figures are available, volunteers recorded 59,737 hours of service in DCPS

War On Potholes About To Begin


Frequent freezing and thawing cycles experienced during the winter months results in cracks in streets that allows water to seep under the road surface. Street expansion associated with freezing followed by street contraction associated with thawing causes potholes.

KY General Assembly Session Ends


The 2014 general assembly ended Tuesday night with a mixed bag of results. In the session's closing moments, House members were unable to pass a Senate bill that would have cracked down harder on heroin dealers and better cared for addicts.

City Commission Gets a Look At Budget


The Owensboro City Commission met in a special work session Tuesday to go over the proposed budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. According to the Messenger-Inquirer, city employees will receive a 1.5 percent pay increase starting in July.

Beshear Announces $1M Airport Grant


The Owensboro-Daviess County Airport has been awarded $1 million in federal money for improvements. The Airport Board got the good news Wednesday from Governor Steve Beshear. The airport plans to relocate a beacon to improve visibility. They also plan to finish the final phase of terminal building improvements.

Food trucks a go-go


Food trucks headed to Owensboro! 

McLean County To Have "Major Announcement" Next Week


Federal and state officials will be in Calhoun next week for a major announcement concerning McLean County's regional water consolidation project. Representatives of McLean County Fiscal Court, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the Kentucky Department for Local Government will hold a news conference at 11am Tuesday at the Calhoun Water Treatment Plant on High Street.

Green River CCC Offering Workshops


The Green River Community Collaborations for Children regional network is sponsoring a free one-day training for parents: “Creating Rubber Band Families.” This event will be held Tuesday, April 29, at the H.L. Neblett Community Center.

Alliance Giving Away Trees


The Dogwood Azalea Neighborhood Alliance will purchase six dogwoods and six azaleas to give to residents that live in the Dogwood Azalea Neighborhood to plant the weekend of May 17.

Lewisport Man Arrested on Drug Charges


A Hancock County man was arrested late Sunday night on drug charges. According to Kentucky State Police, they along with Hancock County deputies responded to a tip at a home on Oak Road. Troopers say they found items used to make methamphetamine, meth precursors, prescription pills, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

Two Arrested on Drug Charges Saturday


Acting on a tip, the Kentucky State Police and the Owensboro Police Department responded to 1403 West 12th Street in Owensboro, Kentucky to execute a felony arrest warrant on Joshua Cavender. Upon arrival, Officers received consent to search of the residence and apprehended Cavender who was hiding in the basement of the residence with Jeremy Harrington.

Kiwanis Auction, Walk of Honor Set


The Kiwanis Club of Owensboro is finalizing plans for its annual auction, coming up Saturday, April 26 from noon to 3pm at Towne Square Mall. Many items will be up for bid, donated from companies, organizations and individuals.

Police Looking Into Equipment Thefts


A traffic equipment theft in Hopkins County has the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and police looking for answers. The Kentucky State Police reports that the KTC contacted them Friday about the two temporary traffic signals they had installed on KY 281 near Jewel City, where road work was being done.

Three Injured in Morning Wreck


The investigation is continuing of an accident that happened Monday morning in Daviess County. Police told media partner 14News that just after 8am, a 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier was traveling north on U.S. In Utica and for unknown reasons left the road and hit a tree.

Man Charged After Parking Lot Altercation


An Owensboro man is in jail after police say he fired a gun at a woman Sunday at a local restaurant. According to the Owensboro Police Department, they responded to a disturbance call in the 1800 block of Carter Road. The investigation revealed that 23-year-old Isaiah Frazier was involved in an argument with a female, Katrina Shelton, while in the parking lot of the restaurant. Police say the

Man Arrested After Chase


An Owensboro man landed in jail after police say he fled from them on his motorcycle Friday night. The Daviess County Sheriff's Department says 23-year-old Steven Tyler Stanley didn't know a deputy was behind him on New Hartford Road when he popped a wheelie.

McLean County Shooting Suspect Sought


A McLean County man is in the hospital after being shot early Saturday morning, and police are still looking for a suspect. According to the sheriff's department, around 12:30am, 44-year-old Jamie Timmons was shot in the head through a window in his home on KY 254.

KSP Honoring Dispatchers This Week


Kentucky State Police telecommunications personnel at Post 16 in Henderson will join more than 200,000 fellow communicators throughout the United States this week in being recognized for their long hours and dedication to public safety.

OPD Reports Crash on US 60


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Neighborhood Cleanups Set


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.

"Stop Senior Hunger" Begins


Nearly one in six senior citizens is at risk of hunger—representing an 88 percent increase over the past decade—according to the Meals on Wheels Association of America.  To combat troubling statistics like these, local agencies are once again partnering to sponsor the “Stop Senior Hunger” food drive.

Man, Juvenile Arrested For Thefts


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Public Meeting regarding KY 54 Widening


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Owensboro Barber Shop Robbed


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Owensboro Man pleads guilty to Fraud


Sentencing for the crime will be held in May....

Cheerleader makes shot of a lifetime!


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Has ice downed your trees?


Ice....is not nice!!
 

Grimes Avenue Transfer Station receving makeover


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Arrest Made in OHS Bomb Threat


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New Exit and Light Open


The new traffic signal and ramp finally operational...

Woman Killed in Greenville Wreck


Lewisburg woman in accident...

Old National Partnering With DCPS


ONB to offer $5,000 grant...

Daviess District and Circuit Court CLOSED


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Daviess District and Circuit Court CLOSED


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City of Owensboro: MARINA PUBLIC MEETING


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