Kentucky News

  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.

  Henderson Police looking for stabbing suspect

Showplace Cinemas announce reopening plan

Solar facility to be built on 1,700 acres at Henderson/Webster Co. line

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

  COVID-19 testing site open in Henderson

  New Daviess Co. Middle School to cost $6.5 million less than expected

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Ky. State Fair board remains positive about potential festivities

  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

  Panther Creek Bridge to remain closed

Kentucky Transportation officials say the bridge cannot be repaired and that it will remain closed to the public at this time.

Company lays off 67 people in Hancock Co.

According to the Kentucky Division of Workforce and Employment Services, Dal-Tile is permanently closing.

KSP arrest Providence man on DUI, drug possession charges after traffic stop

A Providence, Kentucky man is in jail facing driving under the influence and drug possession charges.

Muhlenberg Co. Health Department reports 2 additional cases

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

  OPD needs help identifying person of interest in theft investigation

  KSP release update on damaged Panther Creek Bridge

  Henderson bagpiper honors veterans on Memorial Day

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

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

  Owensboro neighborhood hosts Memorial Day picnic

  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.

  Kentucky hair salons re-opening

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

Green River District reports 2 new COVID-19 cases

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

  More Kentucky businesses reopen

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

  Alligator found in Kentucky Lake

A Tri-State couple was out on Kentucky Lake when an alligator was found Saturday morning.

  Car crashes into Owensboro apartment building

It happened Sunday afternoon in the 600 block of Chuck Gray Court.

Green River District reports 5 new positive COVID-19 cases

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

  Owensboro native works front lines of testing sites

In almost 2 months, Owensboro native, Lieutenant Colonel Patricia Adams, has served her country at the Kroger COVID-19 testing sites in Kentucky.

  Highway 1389 blocked by crash in Daviess Co.

Dispatchers say there is a crash in the 11000 block of Highway 1389 at the curve near Lanham Road.

  KSP release photo of truck that hit Panther Creek Bridge

Kentucky State Police are investigating the wreck which caused the Panther Creek Bridge on KY 81 in Daviess County to be shutdown.

  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.

  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.

Commonwealth Attorney drops attempted murder charge against Kenneth Walker

Still mourning his girlfriend, Kenneth Walker is now no longer charged with attempted murder of a police officer.

  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.

  Madisonville, Hopkins Co. officials hold Memorial Day ceremony for fallen soldiers

Hopkins County officials held a Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony at the Veterans Memorial on North Main Street in Madisonville on Friday.

  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.

  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.

  Semi-truck driver taken to hospital after vehicle overturned on Audubon Parkway Ramp

A man driving a semi-truck was taken to the hospital after his vehicle overturned in Henderson County on Friday morning.

  Panther Creek Bridge in Daviess Co. indefinitely closed due to crash

State officials say nearly 5,200 vehicles drive across the Panther Creek Bridge in Daviess County every day.

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.

EPD: Sebree man arrested after running from police in stolen car

The victims told officers that during an argument, the suspect pulled out a revolver and pointed it at the victims, including one of the victim’s six-year-old son.

  Kentucky restaurants reopen dining rooms at 33% capacity

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

  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.

  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.

  KSP investigating fatal house fire in Central City

Kentucky State Police Trooper Rob Austin says a 30-year-old woman died in the fire.

  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.”

  KY restaurants prepare to resume in-person dining

As part of Gov. Andy Beshear's Healthy-at-Work plan, restaurants will be allowed to open at 33% indoor capacity and unlimited outdoor seating, as long as there's enough space to ensure social distancing.

KY reports over 3k residents fully recovered from COVID-19

Kentucky is currently reporting 8,286 total COVID-19 cases across the commonwealth. Out of these reported cases, 3,008 people have fully recovered from the virus.

  Last day for Ohio Co. COVID-19 testing site

Thursday is the last day for testing at Ohio County’s Kroger site.

Kroger opening COVID-19 testing site in Henderson next week

Kentucky is currently reporting 8,167 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 376 total deaths.

  Senior Send-Off: DeNaleigh Scott

The senior from Webster County was the 2019 KHSAA Class 2A State Champion in shot put.

  Senior Send-Off: Sophie Sorrells

The senior from Daviess County plans to attend UK in the fall to study kinesiology.

  Madisonville sports complex put on hold due to COVID-19

Community leaders say the city is still planning to construct a new sports complex, but the COVID-19 pandemic may slow down the building process.

  Henderson to resume enforcing parking in business district

That enforcement returns on May 26.

  Owensboro mall reopens after nearly 2-month closure

Towne Square Mall in Owensboro opened its doors for the first time in over two months on Wednesday.

  Retail shoppers can enjoy in-person shopping again in Kentucky

Those stores that opened their doors could do so at 33% capacity. That’s the first step in Governor Andy Beshear’s re-opening plan.

  Over 700 residents cast ballots at mobile voting unit in Hopkins Co.

Hopkins County officials say the mobile voting unit is their way of keeping voters safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Kentucky Wesleyan to reopen for 2020 fall semester

College officials say they are planning a mix of in-person and online course options.

  Kentucky loosens funeral, memorial service restrictions

14 News spoke with the director of a local funeral home and a priest about the impact on families saying goodbye to their loved ones.

  Drug bust in Madisonville lands 2 people in jail

A man and a woman are in the Hopkins County Jail after a drug bust in Madisonville Tuesday.

  Henderson holds drive-thru testing for COVID-19

They are doing testing by appointment only.

  Muhlenberg Co. couple arrested, charged with child sex offenses

The investigation started after police say they recovered a lost phone that had child sexual abuse material from a local retail store.

  Kentucky retail stores gear up to reopen

It's back to business Wednesday for retail stores in Kentucky. This comes after almost two months of mandatory closures.

  City of Henderson helps restaurants add more outdoor seating

The city board of commissioners approved a municipal order, letting restaurants in the Central Business District add more outdoor seating.

  Kentucky couple honor all 50 states by flying flags

One Central City couple found a way to honor all 50 states and the sacrifices everyone is making.

  400 tests available at Ohio Co. testing site Wed, Thurs, Gov. Beshear says

This is after Gov. Beshear said Monday 87 people were signed up to get tested on Tuesday.

  Mother, toddler killed in Tuesday morning fire

Preliminary investigation reports the fire to have started in a bedroom of the residence. Fire officials say the fire appeared to put itself out before anyone noticed the fire.

  Animal abuse under investigation in Daviess Co.

Someone shot the dog, “Lexi”, around noon on Sunday.

KY releases guidelines for Memorial Day

Green River District officials are reporting that two additional people have died and another 11 have tested positive for COVID-19.

  $1,000 donation fills “Free Little Pantry” in Owensboro

Riney Hancock CPAs PSC donates $1,000 to "Free Little Pantry" in Owensboro

Traffic Alert: Lane restriction planned on US 41 in Hopkins Co.

The lane restriction will be in place on Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Golden Corral in Owensboro to remain closed

The Golden Corral in Owensboro will remain permanently closed due to the business impacts of COVID-19.

Teen accused of weekend robbery in Owensboro, facing several felony charges

A teenager is facing a number of felony charges after being accused of robbing a man in Owensboro over the weekend.

  Henderson Memorial Day opening plans

Officials say the governor hasn’t specified a date for public pools to reopen, but it won’t likely happen until early July.