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Hello Owensboro Hosting Kindness Event At Daviess County Public Library

Hello Owensboro is a positive movement founded by Jill & Amber Thompson to spread and share kindness all over our community. They will be hosting a kindness event at the library-->


Woman sentenced to probation in Owensboro shooting

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - An Owensboro woman was sentenced to three years probation for a shooting that happened last September. Katherine Hoffman pleaded guilty to lesser charges and agreed to stay-on with any treatment programs recommended by her counselors.


Thousands of pounds of ground beef shipped to Kentucky recalled after E. coli outbreak

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An Illinois packing company is recalling thousands of pounds of raw ground beef because of concerns it could be tainted with E. coli 0103. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Safety Inspection Service announced the recall of 53,000 pounds of ground beef Wednesday.


Restaurants, Other Businesses Folks Want in Owensboro

I know, I know. You take one took at, for example, Highway 54 and think, "Where could ANYthing else go?" And then the answer comes: Several OTHER parts of Owensboro. I say all parts of Owensboro are welcoming.


Men without licenses take plane, die in Kentucky crash

A small plane that crashed in Kentucky, killing both men inside of it, might have been stolen by the victims who were not licensed pilots, police said Thursday. The Bellanca 17-30A came down in Henderson, Kentucky, just across the Ohio River from Evansville, Indiana, killing the pair on board — Sanf


Kentucky mom dies days after twins found dead in burned home

HARLAN, Ky. — Kentucky State Police say a woman has died in a Georgia hospital days after her twin toddlers were found dead inside a home that burned. Police said Wednesday that 42-year-old Allyson Howard of the Totz community of Harlan County died and her husband, 39-year-old Dennis Chad Howard, re


Arrest made in theft of narcotics, anesthetics from hospital

An Owensboro woman has been charged with the theft of narcotics and anesthetics from the Ohio County Hospital. On Wednesday, Kentucky State Police executed a search warrant at a home on East Victory Court in Owensboro. Troopers recovered a large quantity of medical anesthetics, including Propofol an

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Owensboro named best up and coming housing market

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) - An insurance company named Owensboro one of the winners of the 2019 best up and coming housing markets awards. Cities were evaluated on factors including home value growth, new construction, share of homeowners, and home value forecasts.


Kentucky's Bevin now the least popular governor in US: poll

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) is the nation’s least popular governor, according to a poll from Morning Consult released Thursday. The poll found Bevin with 33 percent approval in the state compared to 52 percent disapproval, a 19-point gap. Bevin and Rhode Island’s Gina Raimondo (D) were the only gov


Owensboro, Daviess County officials to discuss new ambulance service contract

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – The future of ambulance service in Daviess County was the focus of a joint meeting between Owensboro City and Daviess County officials. They had a first reading on a deal with Mercy Ambulance of Evansville that operates as AMR.


Snake causes thousands in Kentucky to lose power

LINCOLN Co., Ky. (WKYT) - Thousands of people in two Kentucky counties lost power thanks to a snake. Emergency managers in Lincoln County say the snake crawled into a transformer on Rice Lane in Stanford Wednesday.


Kentucky woman says daughter found used syringe in children's clothing store

MEADE COUNTY, Ky. — A Meade County woman is urging Kentuckians to educate themselves about the dangers of dirty needles after she said her 3-year-old daughter found a used syringe in a local children's clothing store.


Kentucky State Police Say Wrecked Airplane Appears to Have Been Stolen

Kentucky State Police have released an update to their investigation an aircraft wreck the occurred earlier this week at the Henderson City-Henderson County Airport. According to Public Affairs Officer Corey King, it's believed the aircraft was stolen from Rome, North Carolina.


Coach facing charges in Kentucky wanted in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) -- The suspect is 40-year-old Keyon Menifield of Flint, Michigan. He faces felony charges for punching a referee earlier this month at a children's basketball game in Kentucky.


City can no longer chalk parked cars

A federal appeals court ruling this week may lead the city and local law enforcement to rethink downtown parking enforcement. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ruled that "chalking" as a method of determining how long a vehicle has occupied a parking space is a violation of the Fourth Amend


KSP says plane in deadly crash possibly stolen; victims identified

HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) - State police say the plane that crashed in Henderson was possibly stolen. Two men were found dead in the plane Wednesday morning at the City-County airport just after 7 a.m.


Owensboro Police Identify Deer Trail Shooting Victim

Owensboro police responded to the 3100 block of Deer Trail Tuesday morning after reports of a shooting. They discovered that 23-year-old Deandre S. Mitchell had sustained a single gunshot wound to the abdomen.


Owensboro Health announces 2019 President's Awards

Owensboro Health has named its 2019 President's Award recipients, recognizing 12 employees for their dedication to the system's mission and core values. The annual awards program started in 1996. The nomination process is anonymous. A committee made up of previous President's Award winners selects r


Kentucky teacher accused of DUI, crashing at school

PAINT LICK, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky teacher is accused of drunkenly driving to her job in Paint Lick and getting into a crash at the school. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports 39-year-old Belinda Vance was arrested at Paint Lick Elementary School on Wednesday on charges including driving under the in


Owensboro YMCA announces planned improvements

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) - Major changes are coming to the Owensboro family YMCA. Officials announced a three-phase improvement plan, which includes renovating the lobby, repurposing some parts for new performance rooms, and adding a new wellness center.