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Owensboro Board of Education Unveils Buyer of Former Texas Gas Building

The Owensboro Board of Education unveils the buyer of the former Texas gas building. The building, located at 3800 Frederica Street, was sold for $3.4 million to Matt Hayden and Jack Wells, of Gulfstream Enterprises, LLC. Previously, the Owensboro Board of Education intended to use the property for

WEVV.COM - 2017-09-19 14:24:11

Owensboro bank, nonprofit team up to teach kids the value of saving money

Mentor Kids Kentucky in Owensboro unveiled a new partnership aimed at helping kids start saving for the future. The nonprofit organization that pairs kids and mentors together is now joining with Independence Bank to start savings accounts for the kids. It's called the Little Patriots Club. Parents

14NEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 15:13:12

Hancock named new DCPS director of operations Leaving his position as a deputy public works director for city of Owensboro

Lelan Hancock has been named the senior director of operations for Daviess County Public Schools. Hancock, who currently serves as the deputy public works director for the city of Owensboro, will assume his new role on Oct. 16. As the deputy public works director -- a job he's held since 2003 -- Han


Owensboro Mall to Host Annual Senior Day Out

Hundreds of senior citizens are expected to fill Owensboro's Towne Square Mall Thursday for the 18TH annual Senior Day Out. The event covers many serious topics like fraud and health issues, but also has some fun events. This year, there will be several local musicians performing, along with a fall

WEVV.COM - 2017-09-18 01:29:16

County discusses layout of complex

A 2013-proposed Hopkins County Regional Sports Complex layout included nine baseball fields, two feature/soccer fields and three soccer fields. Hopkins County Fiscal Court is now looking into creating a similar complex with at least eight fields capable of tournament play. A definite plan for a long

MESSENGER - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Stunt planes, military aircraft added to air show

A pair of veteran aerobatic pilots -- Gene Soucy and Dell Coller -- have been added to the lineup for the 2017 Owensboro Air Show, which promises to fill the sky with thrilling spins, rolls and dives over the Owensboro downtown riverfront on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Soucy, who performed in th


Neblett director heads to Wendell Foster executive position

Wendell Foster has hired a new division executive with prior service leadership experience in Owensboro to oversee some its newest and most community-oriented programs. Rick Searcy, current executive director of the H. L. Neblett Community Center, has been named vice president for Community Living O


Apollo Off To Best Start Since 2006

Apollo football is off to a 4-1 start. That's the best start for the Eagles since 2006. Apollo has logged victories over Muhlenberg County, McLean County, Butler County and Owensboro Catholic. The Eagles lone loss was to Evansville Central, the #2 ranked team in Indiana class 4A. Apollo's 4 wins are

WTVW - 2017-09-20 00:12:19

Judge-executive to make first court appearance

HENDERSON -- Union County Judge-executive Jody Jenkins is scheduled next week to make an initial court appearance on several federal indictments issued last week. Jenkins is slated to appear in U.S. District Court in Owensboro at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28. A federal grand jury indicted Jenkins last

GLEANER - 2017-09-20 15:43:40

State senator: Pension reform will affect hiring

The Messenger-Inquirer FRANKFORT -- State Sen. Joe Bowen, a member of the group crafting a public pension bill expected to be discussed later this year during a special session of the General Assembly, said Monday that altering pensions for new workers will mean the state will have to compete more d

MESSENGER - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Trial delayed for man charged in killing of coal executive

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) - A judge has delayed the trial for one of two men charged in the fatal shooting of a former coal executive in southern West Virginia. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that Mingo County Circuit Court Judge Miki Thompson granted a motion from the attorney for 22-year-old Ant

KENTUCKY NEW ERA - 2017-09-20 15:38:36

Free nicotine supplies available to help kick smoking

Successfully kicking a smoking addiction just got easier for people in Owensboro thanks to a new program providing nicotine replacement therapy items. The Green River District Health Department is offering up to eight weeks of free supplies like nicotine patches, gum or lozenges to the homes of smok


RWRA awards master pump station contracts

The Regional Water Resource Authority on Monday approved a pair of construction contracts that will pave the way toward a massive sewer system overhaul on Owensboro's west end. A $7.3 million cost estimate conducted several years ago was upgraded, too, when bids came in $725,000 higher, but official


Barr honored for work in summer feeding programs

Tonya Barr has made it a priority to ensure students aren't hungry while on summer break, and has had her efforts recognized by the Kentucky Summer Food Service Program with a champion award. Barr, Owensboro Middle School youth service center director, is in charge of mobile feeding sites in the sum


More area high school students graduating with associates degree, thanks to OCTC Early College programs

Owensboro Community & Technical College's Discover College and Early College programs are almost doubling in enrollment each year, according to statistics released by the school. Both programs are partnerships with local and regional high schools that provide opportunities for students to attend OCT


Teen injured in Calhoun crash

An Owensboro teen was injured Sunday in a two-vehicle collision in the 3300 block of KY 815 in Calhoun. Kevin Mauro, 13, of Owensboro was traveling southbound on KY 815 on a moped when he turned into the path of a Chevrolet Equinox while attempting a turn into a driveway, according to a Kentucky Sta


Man dies at scene of off-road vehicle accident near Evanston

EVANSTON - Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the death of a Spencer County Man who was found dead at the scene of an off-road accident Sunday evening. Jerome Meunier, 60, of Evanston was ejected from the ORV he was operating after it left the roadway and flipped over. He was found by

SPENCERCOUNTYJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-18 18:01:00

13-yr-old injured in moped crash

A minor was injured after a crash in Calhoun. KSP told us they responded to a two-vehicle crash in the 3300 block of KY 815 right outside of Calhoun. Troopers told us a 13-year-old was driving southbound on his moped on KY 815 when he tried to turn left onto a driveway, but drove into the path of a

14NEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 00:28:21

Man Charged with Murder in Connection with Infant's Death

Source: MGN The Warrick County Sheriff's Office has charged a Newburgh man with murder and neglect of a dependent resulting in death after an infant suffered a fatal head injury back in April. Thaddious Rice was charged following an investigation into a 10 and half month old infant who was initially

WTVW - 2017-09-19 21:46:43

State, federal authorities proposing new rules on Equifax

NEW YORK (AP) - State and federal authorities are proposing tougher regulations against Equifax and the entire credit monitoring industry after the company announced that personal information like Social Security numbers of about 143 million Americans was exposed. This is on top of the lawsuits alre

MESSENGER - 2017-09-18 22:12:37