Local News

Man Wanted For Questioning After Incident

Police are looking for a Hawesville man after an incident early Tuesday at an Owensboro tavern. According to the Daviess County Sheriff's Department, deputies and the Kentucky State Police responded just after 1am to a disturbance at Millay's Tavern on KY 144.

OPD Cracking Down on Texting and Driving

The Owensboro Police Department will be out in force as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations annual “U Drive - U Text - U Pay” campaign on distracted driving. Their enforcement efforts will take place from April 1 through April 30 in recognition of April being designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness month.

Grayson County To Publish Active Warrants

A Grayson County sheriff is preparing to post the names of people with active warrants. Sheriff Norman Chaffins says in mid-April, his agency will start posting the names of people he's attempted to serve warrants to three or more times this year. The sheriff says it's a cost-saving measure that will allow deputies to spend their time more safely and productively.

Bell Gets Probation For Shooting

A Hancock County man charged with a 2013 shooting had his sentenced turned into probation last week. According to the Messenger-Inquirer, 23-year-old William Ross Bell had been charged with first degree assault and wanton endangerment for shooting and injuring Chad Winters during an altercation in Sorgho in November 2013.

Restrictions Going Up on Pennyrile

As part of an extended work zone that has been ramping up along the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway through Hopkins, Webster and Henderson counties, the contractor plans to place a southbound lane and load width restriction at the KY 2171 Earlington Exit 40 Overpass in Hopkins County starting Monday.
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