Kentucky News

  No injuries reported after Vibrocoustics paint room fire

Crews were called around 7 p.m. Tuesday to a fire in the paint room at Vibrocoustics.

  Owensboro downtown business closing

  Record crowd packs convention center for annual Athena Awards

  Neighborhood Watch: Webster Co. drug bust; OPD hand out money; Madisonville scam

$666 in cash, thousands worth of marijuana found during Webster Co. drug bust

  Man admits to accidentally shooting himself after claiming he was robbed

  Friends share memories of woman found dead in Henderson Co. woods

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  Owensboro Fire Department getting body armor as part of rescue task force

  Neighborhood Watch: Madisonville man threatens postal workers; New OPD officers

  I-69 reopened in Hopkins Co. after crash

Azzip Pizza opening new Owensboro location

Sales of Kentucky hemp products surged in 2018

Unvaccinated Kentucky student sues over being benched during outbreak

  Students help Keep Evansville Beautiful at Bayard Park

Many of the kids are part of the Green Teen Council, the junior association for Keep Evansville Beautiful.

  World-renowned fiddler shares story

Michael Cleveland a blind and partially deaf fiddler now has a documentary to share his story.

  CSX plans rail crossing closures in Muhlenber Co.

CSX Railroad plans rail crossing closures on county and city streets in Muhlenberg County this week, including a crossing on US 431 between Central City and Drakesboro.

  Madisonville man arrested on terroristic threatening charge

Around 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Madisonville Police Department officers responded to a report of a man with a gun.

  Juvenile charged in Owensboro shooting; Victim identified

  OPD investigating robbery at Quality Quick

Drakesboro man arrested on drug trafficking charges

  No arrests made from Tuesday’s murder in Owensboro

  Man facing burglary charge after being shot by homeowner in Webster Co.

  Madisonville nurse indicted on abuse, neglect charges

  NWS: Tornado paths found in Henderson, Union Counties

The National Weather Service survey team found preliminary tornado damage on Friday.

  Human remains identified by county coroner

The remains discovered in earlier this week has been identified by the county coroner.

Indiana House OKs bill allowing more providers to deny abortion care

House members voted 69-25 Thursday in favor of the legislation.

Kentucky lawmakers vote to put ‘In God We Trust’ in schools

Public schools in Kentucky would have to display "In God We Trust" in a prominent location next school year under a bill that has cleared the legislature.

  ACLU seeks to block fetal heartbeat measure in Kentucky

ACLU attorneys say the heartbeat bill would prohibit 90 percent of abortions in Kentucky.

Students take aim at Bevin in rap about sickouts

The students, who go by Tall Timbers and J Hard in the video, take shots at Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and rap about how they support their teachers.

  NWS to survey damage from Thursday’s storms

Several possible tornadoes touched down in Western Kentucky.

  Henderson County storm aftermath

Henderson County Emergency Management confirms that one tornado touched down in the Smith Mills and Geneva area on Thursday. Director, Kenny Garrett says they were tracking storms all day long.

  9 tornadic storms tracked through Henderson Co. Thursday

Emergency Management Director Kenny Garrett says they were tracking nine tornadic storms throughout the day.

  Severe storms, strong winds leave behind damage in Daviess Co.

Storms swept through the area and caused one tree to fall on a Daviess County home.

  Storms move through Tri-State; NWS confirms Morganfield tornado

We are tracking severe weather moving through the Tri-State.

  3 arrested after standoff with police in Madisonville

Three people were arrested after a short standoff with authorities in Madisonville.

  Plans for $3 million in upgrades at Owensboro park in the works

There is new information on a plan to revitalize Jack C. Fisher park in Owensboro.

  Hopkinsville man identified as victim from deadly shooting

Owensboro Police are working a homicide investigation after they say someone was shot in the face.

  Neighborhood Watch: Man arrested on child molesting charge; OPS warn of scam

Neighborhood Watch: Man arrested on child molesting charge; OPS warn of scam

  Man hospitalized after being shot by homeowner

14 News is told this case will now go to a grand jury to see if charges will be filed.

ND, Louisville meet in ACC tourney

Notre Dame (14-18, 4-15) vs. No. 7 seed Louisville (19-12, 10-8)

Webster Co. judge among finalists named for KY Supreme Court vacancy

The Judicial Nominating Commission has selected three finalists for a vacancy on the Kentucky Supreme Court.

  Sincere Determination: Daviess Co. 3-year-old inspires community

Jeremiah and Antoine Smith-Rouse say their daughter, Sinny, is unstoppable.

JCPS closed on Wednesday, March 13 due to teacher absences

This is the second consecutive day JCPS has closed due to teacher absences. It’s the fifth closure in the past two weeks.

No clear reason for ‘cluster’ of 2018 horse deaths at Churchill Downs

It's still unclear how four horses died in four consecutive days, during four different races in 2018.

  KY passes NRA backed bill to get rid of conceal carry license

Governor Bevin signed a bill that will take away the need for conceal carry licenses.

  Owensboro electrician accused of voyeurism is back in jail

Ryan Lloyd, an Owensboro electrician, is facing new charges of promoting a minor in a sex performance.

Governor Bevin’s post on ‘sick of sickouts’ gets reaction

The governor's social media post was all the buzz in Frankfort. GOP sources said it was really about a deal struck between JCPS and JCTA -- a deal that fell through.

  Traffic Alert: Lane restrictions on US-41 section during bridge work

Traffic alert for drivers around Nortonville.

  Bond set for 2 people accused of kidnapping, assaulting woman

Bond set for two people accused of kidnapping and assault.

Governor signs KY bill into law allowing concealed carry without permit

It allows anyone 21 and over who can legally own a gun to carry a concealed weapon without a permit in the state of Kentucky.

Bevin says he’s ‘sick of sickouts,’ JCTA union president denies governor’s ‘bizarre’ claims

The potential for another sickout led to a heated social media exchange Monday night between Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and the president of the Jefferson County Teacher’s Association.

Body found at Mammoth Cave National Park identified

A woman in her 20s was found dead Monday morning in the Barren County portion of the park, officials said.

  Officials hope community members take survey on new senior center

Owensboro has released a survey for the new senior/community center

  Sheriff’s Dept. able to ‘tentatively ID’ human body found on Sunday

New information on a death investigation that began on Sunday.

  Project aims to make downtown Hartford more desirable

An economic development committee was formed to beautify the downtown area.

  Neighborhood Watch: OCSO arrest 1 of their most wanted; Stolen vehicle investigation leads to drug bust

OCSO pick up 1 of their 10 most wanted. Stolen vehicle investigation leads to drug bust. Things we can do to prevent neighborhood crimes.

UK rises in latest AP Top 25 poll

The Wildcats are back in the top-five in the latest AP Top 25 poll.

  Pair accused of kidnapping woman, torturing her for hours in Henderson

Two people are behind bars in Henderson after police say they kidnapped and tortured a woman.

  Officials still working to identify remains found in Henderson

An autopsy is scheduled at 9 a.m. Monday at the state medical examiner’s office in Madisonville.

  Muhlenberg Co. Special Olympic team bringing home top trophy from Louisville

The Muhlenberg County Colts are bringing home a top trophy from Louisville.

  Sunday morning structure fire in Uniontown

Around 4:50 Sunday morning, Uniontown City Fire Department and Union County Fire Department were dispatched to a structure fire on Main Street in Uniontown.

  Central City nursing home administrator arrested in sexual abuse investigation

According to a release from the Central City Police Department, Sparks Nursing Center Administrator Lula Wade is charged with seven counts of failure to report abuse/neglect/exploitation of an adult.

  KSP arrest woman on arson and burglary charges

Kentucky State Police arrested 60-year-old Debra Moore of Owensboro for the arson of a Daviess County home that happened on May 10, 2018.

Traffic Alert: Blue Bridge will have traffic delays Sunday morning

The Blue Bridge in Owensboro will have intermittent traffic delays Sunday morning.

  Muhlenberg Special Olympics basketball teams head to state

Two Muhlenberg County basketball teams are headed to state this weekend and got a very special send off.

  Drakesboro given till June to resolve natural gas violations

An update on a story we’ve been following in Muhlenberg County.

  Medical marijuana bill moving forward in KY after passing through committee

This is not the first time a bill that would legalize medical marijuana has been presented to the house, but two women in favor of the bill say the fact that it passed through the committee is hopeful.

  Neighborhood Watch: OPD investigating vehicle break-in; 2 people arrested for assisting criminal

Neighborhood Watch: OPD investigating vehicle break-in; 2 people arrested for assisting criminal.

‘Truly horrific crimes’: Fmr. soldier from Owensboro sentenced to life in prison

Joseph Hunter, a onetime sergeant from Kentucky with a Special Forces background, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams in Manhattan.

  First Friday of Lent marks beginning of fish fry season

March 8 marks the first Friday of Lent, meaning churches across the Tri-State will be hosting the first fish fries of the season.

  Hopkins Co. State of the Cities and County

Despite a dwindling population, Mortons Gap Mayor Chris Phelps says they’re scaling back on expenses and are in a better financial position than in previous years. Yet, a challenge remains securing a community block grant for water line repairs.

  Owensboro residential bills expected to go down by 5.8%

Officials with Owensboro Municipal Utilities hope to establish a rate stabilization plan that will decrease rates over the next five years. This is because of the closing of the Elmer Smith Station Power Plant and a new contract with Big Rivers to purchase power.

  Some Daviess Co. Jail inmates under quarantine after ‘body crab’ found

The quarantine is expected to be lifted sometime Thursday.

  First homes on Wyndcrest Drive demolished

Nine homes on Wyndcrest Drive are being demolished

2 people hospitalized after collision causes vehicle to become airborne

The vehicle became airborne for roughly 70-feet after hitting the culvert, Ohio County dispatch states.

Committee advances medical marijuana bill in Kentucky

A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky has won initial committee approval after lawmakers heard emotional testimony from people battling chronic pain and disease.

KY experts join investigation into 21 horse deaths at Santa Anita

Sixteen inches of rain have fallen at Santa Anita since live racing started on December 24. But, it is too soon to define weather as the critical factor in the spate of fatal injuries.

  Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center getting major renovation

The cancer center has just started a $12.4 million renovation

  Chase ends after car crashes into Henderson Water Utility garage

We’re working to learn what led up to the chase and who the driver was.

  Neighborhood Watch: Social Security scam; OPD investigates robbery

Neighborhood Watch: Social Security scam; OPD investigates robbery

  Plans to expand Daviess Co. syringe program

In just one month, 10 people have exchanged syringes, with eight of them coming just the first day.