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Owensboro Public Schools has been awarded a $631,250 Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant that will be dispersed over two years. ... and according to a KDE release, this project will serve 200,000 children and students, 14,000 Kentucky teachers and other early learning specialists at 600 ...
The Owensboro Police Department is hoping to make a major advancement in how it documents crime and accident scenes by purchasing a laser scanner with a grant from ... The technology is still somewhat new in Kentucky and is only being used by three agencies, including the Kentucky State Police.

... summer break just really gets to us that we know that children are out there not getting what they need. So we are more than happy to go out and do this and put in the extra effort and work." If you would like to request a site for meal distribution this summer, contact Owensboro or Daviess County schools.
The Owensboro City Commission has delayed any action on a mobile food vending ordinance that would have repealed the city's four-year old provision limiting food trucks from parking anywhere within 100 feet of brick-and-mortar restaurants. Commissioners unanimously approved a measure removing ...
A Kentucky boy with a brain injury is finding relief in an unusual kind of therapy: floating. Now, his parents are bringing this therapy to western Kentucky in the hopes it might help others. You never know what journey your life will take. Three years ago, a babysitter shook 7-month-old Jansen Lewis so ...
A family business operated in Northern Kentucky since 1955 has been sold. Florence-based Harper Oil Products, Inc. and Harper Properties, Inc. were sold to Owensboro-based Valor Oil, the companies announced Monday. The sale is effective April 1. “We at Valor Oil can't tell you how excited we are to ...

On Friday, Kentucky State Police troopers executed a search warrant in the 3000 block of Shelly Drive in Owensboro, where they say they located methamphetamine, marijuana, and various other illegal drugs. Police say 26-year-old Ryan McNary of Owensboro was arrested and charged with Trafficking in ...
Burlew was owner of the Kentucky Electric Lamp company, later Ken-Rad Tube and Lamp Co., which manufactured things like light bulbs and radio tubes. ..... By the time all was said and done, Ken-Rad had plants in Owensboro and Bowling Green, Ky., and Tell City, Rockport and Huntingburg, Ind.
... Ky. (WTHR) - Help truly came from above for hungry workers at a flooded Kentucky plant. Blocked in by floodwaters for two days, the employees at Kimberly Clark in Owensboro couldn't even get lunch delivered due to the water. That's when Stuart Snow stepped up to save the day. The Owensboro native ...
In Owensboro, one man is in the hospital with a gunshot wound, and police tell us they are looking for the suspect. We're told the shooting happened around 9 p.m. in the 2100 block of McFarland Avenue. Police say the victim was shot in the shoulder. Authorities say he was conscious and breathing and ...
A crowd of onlookers take photographs of the rising level of the Ohio River as it encroaches the barrier wall at Smothers Park on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, in Owensboro, Ky. Forecasters warned people living along rivers, streams and creeks in southern Ohio, southeastern Indiana and northern Kentucky to ...
Firefighters assisted at least one person on Millers Mill Road east of Owensboro. "You could have easily a quarter mile to a half mile of this road submerged at any time, especially when heavy rains hit. It can submerge very quickly because the ditches are already full on each side of the road," says Asst.
OWENSBORO, Ky. (April 19, 2018) — Matt Willis has been named the new banking center manager at First Security Bank. He will manage the downtown branch in Owensboro located at 313 Frederica Street. “I am very excited to have Matt join the First Security Team,”said Krista Niehaus, senior ...
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear was promoting the state's opioid disposal program in western Kentucky on Monday. Beshear met with seniors at the Munday Activity Center in Owensboro, where hundreds of pouches used to dispose unused prescriptions were handed out. Up to 45 pills or six ...
A state of emergency is in effect for many towns along the Ohio River that are experiencing moderate to severe flooding. Owensboro is dealing with some of the worst flooding it's seen since 1997. Sustained rainfall has led to major flooding in the western Kentucky town, even forcing schools to close ...
Storm crews have confirmed an EF2 tornado struck in south central Kentucky where a woman died at her home. The National Weather Service says preliminary information from ongoing damage surveys in Logan County indicate the tornado Saturday had maximum-sustained winds of 135 mph (217 kph) ...
A crowd of onlookers take photographs of the rising level of the Ohio River as it encroaches the barrier wall at Smothers Park on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, in Owensboro, Ky. Forecasters warned people living along rivers, streams and creeks in southern Ohio, southeastern Indiana and northern Kentucky to ...

A crowd of onlookers take photographs of the rising level of the Ohio River as it encroaches the barrier wall at Smothers Park on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, in Owensboro, Ky. Forecasters warned people living along rivers, streams and creeks in southern Ohio, southeastern Indiana and northern Kentucky to ...
Firefighters assisted at least one person on Millers Mill Road east of Owensboro. "You could have easily a quarter mile to a half mile of this road submerged at any time, especially when heavy rains hit. It can submerge very quickly because the ditches are already full on each side of the road," says Asst.
The Ohio River is rising fast, and more rain this week won't help. Roads on both sides of the river are shut down across the Tri-State. The river is coming close to the edge at Smothers Park and a lot of debris and trash are collecting at the inlet fountain. But the high water is also causing issues on roads.
UPDATE: OWENSBORO, Ky. (2/22/18) — A second person has been charged in connection with threats made to Kentucky Wesleyan College students. Owensboro Police reported charging Ethan James Bauer, 19, with second-degree terroristic threatening and tampering with physical evidence after a ...
All this rain is pushing river levels up. In Owensboro, some are worried the river could flood Smothers Park. The water levels in Owensboro near Smothers Park are higher than people have seen in years, causing concern the park could flood over the weekend. Right now, the water level is just over 43 feet, ...
Owensboro police have made another arrested in connection with the threat against Kentucky Wesleyan College. Police say 19-year-old Ethan James Bauer was arrested Wednesday night on charges of terroristic threatening and tampering with physical evidence. Earlier Wednesday, authorities arrested ...
OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE)-- Police say a man is dead and a woman is hurt after a dog attack. It happened in the Heritage Park neighborhood Thursday evening. Police say that the couple's two dogs are to blame. They say that David and Dana Brown tried to break up a fight between the two dogs and that is ...
Owensboro Police confirm a man was killed and a woman was injured in a dog attack Thursday evening. Police say this happened at a home on Heritage Park Drive on the city's southwest side. We're told at least three dogs were living at the home, but, it is unclear how many were involved in the attack.
The section that used to be U.S. 60 East from Kentucky 144 west to what was once the bypass is now Kentucky 144. ... What was Owensboro-Daviess County Hospital when I moved here became Owensboro Mercy Health System, then Owensboro Medical Health System and is now called Owensboro ...
OWENSBORO, Ky. (Feb. 13, 2018) — Joe Berry, executive vice president of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation, has been named the ... Berry is a 2005 graduate of Transylvania University, and received his Masters of Public Administration from Western Kentucky University in 2009.
Students around Owensboro had the chance to watch a Kentucky Thoroughbreds basketball game while also learning to be better friends to one another. On Wednesday, the Kentucky Thoroughbreds held a special event for school children in the area to learn more about anti-bullying. Before the game, the ...
City Manager Nate Pagan speaks before the Hopkinsville City Council during a budget hearing, Thursday. Sam Morgen | Kentucky New Era. Hopkinsville City Administrator Nate Pagan plans to resign from his position March 16 to head for his hometown of Owensboro, where he will take up the position of ...
Mayor Dan Kemp swears in Nate Pagan as the city administrative officer in this file photo from September 2013. Carla Jimenez | Kentucky new era. The City of Hopkinsville announced Monday the resignation of City Administrator Nate Pagan. Pagan's last day will be March 16. He accepted a position as ...
The superintendent of Owensboro Public Schools has been named Administrator of the Year by the Kentucky Music Educators Association. Superintendent Nick Brake said his advocacy for music and other arts in public schools continues a vision that began in the district years ago. “It's a culmination of our ...
31, 2018 photo, Judy Berry hugs Joe Hagman of Hawesville for returning her lost 1965 Owensboro High School ring to her after all these years in Owensboro, Ky. ... They met at Owensboro Convention Center during the Ag Expo, where Joe Hagman returned Berry's long-lost class ring. It still fit. "I really got ...
Ashley Newman, who sometimes travels to Owensboro from eastern Kentucky, with work partner Terina Caudill, is a fan. "Yeah, yesterday i had like this brunch thing and it was really good. Like, it was potatoes, and sausage, and cheese and eggs, you know, it was way too much to eat, but like a really good ...
Seven local wrestlers are seeded in the top four of their respective weight classes for this weekend's Region 2 wrestling meet, which starts tonight at Owensboro High School. But their coaches know that even with their wrestlers healthy, prepared and focused on their tasks, a little luck can still go a long way ...
When Krispy Kreme opened its Owensboro store at 4911 Frederica St. on June 7, 2016, there were so many cars in line that police had to direct traffic. But the traffic slacked off over the next 20 months. And the store closed Wednesday, Casandra Williams, manager of integrated communications for Krispy ...
In an attempt to break up a fight, a woman fired a gun into the air, which resulted in her arrest. According to the press release from Kentucky State Police (KSP), troopers arrived to Obryan's Bar and Grill, on KY-815, at 11:32 p.m. where a fight with possible gunshots was reported. Through their investigation ...
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - Everybody in Legends Sports Bar & Grill came to see if Keelan Cole could make it to the Super Bowl as a wide receiver for ... recently with a lot of Kentucky Wesleyan College alumni, officials and friends, and they were joined by other Owensboro folks who have adopted Cole as ...
Students at Owensboro's Burns Middle School got in for free at Saturday night's Kentucky Thoroughbreds game. It was a special event dedicated to 13-year-old Brookelynne Shannon. The eighth-grader died of complications from the flu on January 15. Four times as many people as usual attended the ...
OWENSBORO, Ky. (1/27/18) — The World Changers volunteer organization will be in Owensboro during June. The organization's visit marks the 11th consecutive year that volunteers from 10 or more different states have helped low income people in ... Homes must be located within the city limits of Owensboro, Kentucky.
I don't think it's a Kentucky specific thing.," says Lance Smith, PharmD, of Owensboro Health's Pharmacy Residency. Owensboro Health officials say the number of cases has peaked in western Kentucky, and could be leveling off after rising last month. Both state health officials and the Center for Disease ...
As state lawmakers wrestle over Kentucky's upcoming two-year budget, the Owensboro school superintendent said he will join other education leaders at the Capitol next week in an effort to convince legislators that investments in education are critical for economic growth. When Owensboro Public Schools ...
Mark Snell, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corp., said he hasn't heard anything official about the plant either. He said he's trying to find out more about the plans. But Kimberly-Clark recently advertised on Indeed.com for an operations leader, ...
Johnson, a staunch pro-life supporter, has said he believes education will result in Kentucky further limiting women's access to abortions. He praised U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's Life at Conception Act that was filed last year in Washington for its unapologetic effort against what he called killing the unborn.
A Hawesville man has been charged with attempted murder by the Kentucky State Police for allegedly trying to run over an Owensboro police officer during an auto theft on Old Henderson Road. Edward A. Warriner, 46, of Hawesville was charged with attempting to run over Owensboro Police Department ...
Last July, the American Cornhole Organization's World Championships of Cornhole XII came at the Owensboro Convention Center, bringing 380 players ... But Dave Kirk, destination marketing manager for the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, said this weekend's ACO Masters ...
An Owensboro police officer shot at a suspect on Thursday when he reportedly tried to run her over with a van, according to Kentucky State Police. Officer Jennifer Haynes, 31, had attempted to stop a vehicle suspected to be connected to crimes around Owensboro and the Reo, Ind., Thursday morning ...
It was Cecily's second day in her new home in rural Mexico, and everywhere she looked life was different from the one she left behind in Owensboro, Kentucky. Chickens wandered about her new school yard. Her house had no running water or heat. Her family cooked over an indoor open wood fire.
It was Cecily's second day in her new home in rural Mexico, and everywhere she looked life was different from the one she left behind in Owensboro, Kentucky. Chickens wandered about her new school yard. Her house had no running water or heat. Her family cooked over an indoor open wood fire.
Detectives say Warriner then drove back to Owensboro. That's when Kentucky State Police say an Owensboro Police officer tried to pull over the suspect, but he hit a parked car at Acme Plumbing and took off running. They say he jumped into an Acme van and tried to ram the officer. The officer fired shots ...
Fans at the show said Nelson was coughing and apparently had difficulty breathing. In late 2003, he showed up at Owensboro's Texas Roadhouse, where 13 finalists in the "Willie-Oke" contest were competing to determine the best local Nelson tribute artist. When the contest ended, Nelson appeared and ...


 

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