Hopkins Co. flattens COVID-19 curve, residents attempt returning to normalcy

Hopkins County officials say only four COVID-19 cases have been reported over the last two weeks.

  Bike shops witness rise in sales, repairs during pandemic

  Evansville family shelter seeking donations to accommodate more residents

  Local restaurants using mobile technology to keep customers safe amid pandemic

KY surpasses 9k total COVID-19 cases, 400 deaths

  Senator Todd Young stops in Evansville to discuss ‘RESTART Act’

IL surpasses 5k total COVID-19 deaths

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Independence Day Fireworks called off in Mt. Vernon

Showplace Cinemas announce reopening plan

YMCA of Southwestern IN hosting Summer Day Camp

Red Cross in need of blood donations as non-urgent, elective procedures resume

Daviess Co. Public Library to gift 5 seniors with college survival baskets

  Campers back at Scales Lake

  COVID-19 testing site open in Henderson

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear says a Kroger Site will be open at the Henderson Community College.

  Early voting begins in Vanderburgh County with social distancing

Early voting started on Tuesday in Vanderburgh County. And despite the pandemic, people were allowed inside polling locations.

  Posey County Fair canceled

The Posey County Fair Association’s Board of Directors announced the decision on Facebook Tuesday.

Ky. State Fair board remains positive about potential festivities

The state fair is held at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville each year.

  EVSC announces commencement dates

  Gov. Beshear on effigy: ‘A celebration of assassination in front of where I raise my children'

Kentucky and Indiana theme and water parks preparing to reopen

  Hancock Co. High School hosts graduation parade

  Green River District shares address of COVID-19 patients to help first responders

  Muhlenberg Co. loses millions from TVA closing

  Evansville Civic Center partially reopened

Employees have now started coming back.

  Mayor Winnecke addresses different mental health resources

All of the mental health professionals strongly encourage people to check up on their family, friends, and children to make sure that any trauma during the pandemic hasn’t affected their mental health.

IL surpasses 113K positive cases

Gov. Pritzker announces 113,195 total people have tested positive for COVID-19 along with 4,923 total deaths.

Muhlenberg Co. Health Department reports 2 additional cases

No new cases reported in Green River District or Hopkins County.

Few new COVID-19 cases reported locally, Indiana deaths up by 18

The Indiana State Department of Health has updated the coronavirus map.

  Scales Lake Park in Boonville reopening Tuesday

Scales Lake in Boonville will open Tuesday for the season.

  Vanderburgh Co. courts to begin reopening Tuesday

Judge Les Shively announced in a press conference Thursday that Superior Court will reopen May 26.

  Evansville’s Inflatable Fun Factory sees decline in customers despite reopening

Although the Factory specializes in “bounce parties,” it’s not the entertainment some parents are seeking in the times of a pandemic due to the high-contact nature of the bouncing.

  Burdette Park reopens in time for Memorial Day

As Memorial Day began, many Burdette Park visitors found themselves running from the sun and having picnics under the trees.

Gov. Beshear hanged in effigy at 2nd Amendment protest at Capitol

Protesters hung an effigy of Governor Andy Beshear Sunday. Some argued it was a peaceful protest.

  Owensboro-Daviess Co. Veterans Organization finds way to honor veterans amid pandemic

Local leaders read the names of veterans who have died since Memorial Day last year. But the Veterans Organization chairperson says things had to be different this year.

  Owensboro tattoo shop ecstatic about reopening

Hooded Crow Tattoo and Permanent Cosmetics opened their doors for the first time since early March - which has put a strain on their business.

  Jasper Municipal Swimming Pool open for the summer

Jasper Park officials say due to COVID-19 precautionary measures, capacity has been cut in half.

  Kentucky hair salons re-opening

Shear Attractions in Henderson is just one hair salon that is welcoming their clients back.

  Sunset Cemetery holds Memorial Day service

Some who attended the service told us that regardless of a pandemic, there always needs to be a way to recognize the day.

Green River District reports 2 new COVID-19 cases

The Green River District Health Department reported two additional COVID-19 cases on Monday.

New local Indiana COVID-19 cases reported, state deaths up by 8

The state now shows 31,715 total confirmed positive cases and 1,832 deaths.

  More Kentucky businesses reopen

Hair salons and barbershops can start seeing clients again, but only at 33 percent capacity.

  Phase 4 of Indiana’s reopening plan starts June 14

Phase four of Governor Eric Holcomb’s Back on Track Indiana Plan starts June 14.

  Downtown YMCA reopens

Gyms were allowed to re-open on Friday, but the Downtown YMCA decided to wait until Sunday.

Wabash Co., IL officials say second person has tested positive for COVID-19

Health officials say another person has tested positive for COVID-19 in Wabash County.

Green River District reports 5 new positive COVID-19 cases

Health officials say 16 people are currently hospitalized along with 476 recovered cases.

  2 more residents at Hamilton Pointe die from COVID-19, Gibson Co. reports another death

Warrick County Coroner Sarah Seaton says an 83-year-old male and a 92-year-old female at Hamilton Pointe have died Saturday.

  Lonestar Rodeo at Henderson County Fairgrounds canceled

The Lonestar Rodeo has canceled their event scheduled for July 3 and July 4 at the Henderson County Fairgrounds.

Green River District reports 6 additional positive COVID-19 cases, Muhlenberg Co. has 3 more

Health officials say 620 cases are in the district and 474 people have recovered.

IN reports 21 new COVID-19 deaths

The coronavirus map shows new cases in Vanderburgh, Posey and Warrick County. The Dubois County Health Department reports an additional case.

  Senior Send-Off: Emily Fortune

The North Posey senior graduates as one of the schools' Valedictorians.

  Senior Send-Off: Colin Long

The Reitz senior plans to attend Southeastern Illinois College on a baseball scholarship.

  Senior Send-Off: Brooke Springer

The senior from Henderson County plans to attend UE in the fall on a volleyball scholarship.

KY reports over 3k residents recovered from COVID-19

Kentucky is currently reporting that 8,426 people have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

  Bob’s Gym provides members with sneak peek into reopening plans

Members of Bob’s Gym were back at its West side location in Evansville on Friday to get a sneak peek of Sunday’s reopening.

  Youth sports leagues adapt to COVID-19 era

Newburgh Youth Soccer League is taking extra precautions to make sure their players and families are safe.

  Evansville CRNA returns home after battling COVID-19 in New York

We introduced back in April the story of Mary Nguyen, an Evansville native and certified registered nurse anesthetist that flew to New York to help fight against COVID-19. While in New York, she witnessed some sad goodbyes, as well as some miraculous recoveries.

  CVS Pharmacy opens COVID-19 testing site in Evansville

rom Friday until the end of May, the CVS Pharmacy on Saint Joseph Avenue is now offering COVID-19 testing swabs.

  KY restaurants given official green light to reopen

Kentucky residents can dine-in this weekend at some of their favorite restaurants. Phase 2 to reopen Kentucky started on Friday. 14 News spoke with restaurant owners about what customers should expect.

  Newburgh butcher shop owner breaks down reasoning behind increased meat prices

“I’ve had loyal customers here for 20 years and they know that it’s not something that I’m doing - it’s something that is happening that I have to react to," Rivertown Butcher Shop owner Randy Pearson said when explaining the recent spike in meat prices nationwide.

  Hamilton Pointe resident celebrates COVID-19 recovery

Hamilton Pointe resident Helen Miller's loved ones celebrated from a distance on Friday afternoon after the 90-year-old learned that she has fully recovered from COVID-19.

  Tri-State authorities expecting record-low Memorial Day travel weekend

This year, AAA expects fewer travelers because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and authorities say that’s a good thing.

  Tens of thousands file unemployment insurance claims in southwest IN

The unemployment rate for Indiana increased by more than 13% from March to April, according to state data.

  Owensboro church delays restart date for in-person services due to COVID-19 exposure

Bellevue Baptist Church in Owensboro had planned to hold a drive-in prayer service this weekend and was scheduled to restart in-person services on May 31.

IL surpasses 105k total COVID-19 cases

Illinois is currently reporting that 105,444 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

New cases in our Indiana counties; state deaths up 27

Indiana State Department of Health reported 493 more Hoosiers have tested positive for COVID-19 and 27 more have passed away.

Sandy Lee Songfest in Henderson cancelled for 2020

Committee members announced Friday that the 2020 Sandy Lee Songfest that was set for July has been canceled.

  Kentucky restaurants reopen dining rooms at 33% capacity

Kentucky restaurants can officially welcome customers back inside and dine-in on Friday.

  Jasper’s Strassenfest canceled, organizers say you can still help nonprofits

Jasper’s Strassenfest is canceled this year, but organizers say there’s one way you can keep the festival’s spirit alive.

  Evansville playgrounds remain closed as statewide reopening plans move forward

Playgrounds were originally supposed to open in Stage 3 of Indiana’s reopening plan, but Gov. Holcomb made it official this week and stated their reopening plans will have to wait.

  Senior Send-Off: Conner Gentry

The Princeton Community senior hopes to attend USI in the fall.

  Senior Send-Off: Sabrina Henderson

The Mater Dei senior plans to attend Hanover College to play both soccer and softball.

  Senior Send-Off: Clay Moore

The Tecumseh senior plans to attend Oakland City University to run cross country and study environmental science.

  Evansville Sig School holds end-of-year parade for students

Students had the opportunity to drive into the downtown campus to pick up their things as summer break officially began.

  Allegiant Air resuming flights to OWB Airport

Airport Director Rob Barnett told 14 News that Allegiant Air originally planned to suspend flights out of Owensboro through September because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  Local apartment complexes plan to reopen pools with rigid social distancing measures

Complexes like Bradford Pointe Apartments want to open their pools for their residents to give them a sense of normalcy again. However, most apartment buildings that spoke with 14 News said the rules are going to be a little different this year.

  The Rotary Club of Henderson hosts virtual meeting

For the first time in nearly ten weeks, the Rotary Club of Henderson met on Thursday - virtually.

Governor Beshear announces guidelines for child care centers to reopen

Many childcare centers are ready to take on the extra cleaning measures laid out by the state.

  Henderson Co. Schools launches summer feeding program on Thurs.

Program officials say meals are provided for free for any child that is 18-years-old and younger.

MasterBrand reports 3 employees test positive with COVID-19

Dubois County Health Department officials tell us they have six new cases on as of Thursday.

  Dubois Co. Health Department provides COVID-19 update

At a press conference, health officials reported 169 people have tested positive for COVID-19, including 6 new cases announced on Thursday morning.

  Habitat for Humanity chapter expanding to nearby KY counties

Habitat for Humanity of Hopkins County is expanding to serve more parts of western Kentucky through a newly formed entity called the “Pennyrile Region.”