Kentucky News

  Chris Hemsworth sends video to Kentucky woman

  Crash involving semi, train in Daviess Co., Ky.

  SUV crashes into vacant Daviess Co., Ky home

  Henderson Co. man electrocuted while working on utility pole in northern Indiana

  Authorities involved in chase in Owensboro late Thursday night

Motion to suppress accused Marshall County High School shooter’s statements denied

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  Greenville church leaders working to save their building

  Crews fight fire at Henderson playground

Police: Murder suspect killed man, kidnapped wife and mother-in-law

  Ohio Co. mother accused of trying to sell her child

Kentucky officials issue warning on vaping

  Fire prevention week marks good time to review safety plan

  Detectives: Man arrested after selling meth to officer

The 41-year-old man was arrested on drug trafficking charges.

  Residents: Semis not taking Hwy-60 detour causing concerns

One resident has growing concerns after she says four semis have overturned in front of her home in Stanley.

  Elderly woman dies after crash in Owensboro

Officers say they were called around 1:40 p.m. to New Hartford Rd. and Burlew Blvd.

Madisonville receiving money for resurfacing of city streets

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Wednesday $334,630 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on 13 city streets.

  Death investigation underway after man found in partially submerged vehicle

  Henderson commission finalizes changes to fireworks ordinance

  Developers have last chance to save Gabe’s Tower

  Traffic Alert: Green River Bridge on Highway 60 closing for inspection

  Escaped inmate found in Muhlenberg Co.

  Man fires shotgun after trying to break into house, police say

Union County receives funding for paving projects

Both Uniontown and Morganfield received funding for paving projects.

  Expungement Expo held in Madisonville to help people find jobs

The Economic Development Corporation held an expo offering to seal people’s criminal records.

  Madisonville named ‘best city government of the year’

The mayor says the city was picked out of 422 cities in the Commonwealth.

Police: Kentucky stabbing victim’s relative fatally hits suspect

No arrests have been made.

  MPD: Man seriously hurt after leading police on chase in stolen car

Police say the driver, 31-year-old Ronald Willis, had to be flown to an Evansville hospital to be treated for his injuries.

More than a thousand temporary jobs coming to Owensboro

Federal officials looking for workers to help conduct the 2020 Census next spring.

  Mighty Dollar opens in Gardenside Shopping Center in Henderson

Mighty Dollar will open on Saturday in the Gardenside Shopping Complex.

Crews fight wildland fire in Union Co.

Crews are fighting a wildland fire in Union County.

  200-mile long yard sale begins in Western Kentucky

It spans eight counties from Livingston County to Meade County.

  Headstone moved at Rosehill & Elmwood Cemetery in Owensboro

One woman whose parents are buried here tells me she believes their headstone has been moved more than once. She says at one point it wasn't even over the plot of land where they are buried.

  State, county officials unveil monument honoring those killed in 1917 Clay Coal Mine disaster

On Friday, dozens in Webster County Kentucky took the time to remember the worst coal mining tragedy in Kentucky.

  No charges will be filed against Fr. Bradley in Owensboro

Fr. Joseph Edward Bradley, a priest of the Diocese of Owensboro, was suspended from public ministry by Bishop William F. Medley last spring.

  Former DCSO deputy takes plea deal, pleads guilty to 5 counts of retaliation

A former Daviess County Sheriff’s deputy is sentenced to five years in prison.

  Students in Henderson Co. get lesson on farming Friday

Henderson County High School’s FFA helped organize a day of fun-filled learning.

Owensboro selects new fire chief

City officials say Battalion Chief James Howard has been selected as Owensboro’s next Fire Chief.

  Neighborhood Watch: EPD looks for suspects in Zesto’s robbery, Henderson woman faces charges after overnight chase

EPD looking for suspects who robbed a Zesto's. Henderson woman charges after an overnight chase. OPD looks for missing teenagers.

Man convicted in 1984 Madisonville murder back in Kentucky

Kent Allen Day was booked into the Hopkins County Jail Wednesday.

Dad accused of hitting son with broom handle

Police say a student reported it at Jesse Stuart Elementary School.

  ‘America’ riverboat stops by Henderson

It is expected to arrive Friday around 10 p.m. on the Henderson Riverfront and leave at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Drought declarations issued across Kentucky

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and the Office of the State Climatologist have issued a Level 2 drought declaration for 78 counties and a Level 1 declaration for 42 counties.

  Woman arrested after Henderson Co. chase

A woman is in jail after a chase in Henderson County.

  Suspect accused of chasing man down street with gun

Police say 44-year-old William Matheny was found at his home on Grapevine Road.

  Daviess Co. Sheriff’s Office training for what they hope ‘never happens’

Sheriff’s deputies got some training on how to respond to an active shooter situation.

Wathen Lane closing in area of bridge replacement project

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the City of Henderson say they are planning to close the 6900 block of Wathen Lane to allow for the replacement of the existing bridge.

  Sen. Rand Paul talks war, impeachment inquiry during stop in Henderson

Senator Paul spoke to the Henderson Rotary Club on Thursday and took questions from the crowd, talking about everything from the war in Afghanistan to coal in Kentucky.

  More than 100 jobs possibly coming to Owensboro

More than 100 jobs could be coming if Echo Lake Foods is able to reopen its Owensboro plant.

Traffic Alert: Closure planned on KY 181 in Muhlenberg Co.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says they have planed a daytime closure along KY 181 North in northern Muhlenberg County on Thursday, October 10.

  First of 5 KY gubernatorial debates in Oct. held in Paducah

Thursday at noon, the candidates for Kentucky Governor will take part in a debate in Paducah.

  Man facing charges in connection with suspicious package found in Daviess Co.

A man is facing charges in connection with a suspicious package found in Daviess County last week.

  Church raising money for youth group during annual US-60 yard sale

For some folks, a yard sale is an easy way to get rid of clutter around the house. But others cash-in by selling donated items, including one church organization.

Lipari Foods issues recall of bulk chicken salads and chicken salad sandwiches over Listeria concerns

According to the FDA,. there may be a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, which “is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.”

Yacht club restaurant, some docks total loss after barge crashes into Ohio River marina

A massive emergency response is underway at Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club

  Daviess Co. merges voting precincts ahead of Nov. election

The county previously had 85 precincts but they’re being merged down to 56.

  Traffic Alert: Milling, paving project on Hwy-60 begins

A milling and paving project is underway along Highway 60.

  Steel bridge dedicated at Audubon Park

Officials with Pittsburg Tank and Tower group have honored their late owner by donating funds, labor, and materials to rebuild a bridge using steel to span a portion of a trail in Audubon Park.

Deputies: Snap chat messages send Hancock Co. man to jail

A Hancock County man was arraigned in court Wednesday morning on a charge of unlawful transaction with a minor.

  Woman charged in Madisonville murder case transferred to Henderson Co. Jail

56-year-old Kimberly Cunningham was booked Tuesday night.

  Two local women remembered at vigil held for domestic violence victims

The Owensboro non-profit "Oasis" held a domestic abuse vigil to make sure those victims aren't forgotten.

  Henderson Planning Commission working to establish solar zoning ordinance

Solar energy companies could be looking to set up shop in Henderson County.

  Henderson Plan Commission approves rezoning for new assisted living facility

The commission will consider taking the nearly 44 acres from a medium density residential district to a more flexible and creative “planned unit development district.”

  KSP closely monitoring construction area at KY 425 Bypass

Transportation officials say, in recent weeks, there have been several instances of drivers trying to go through the closed work area.

  Truck crashes through Evansville home

It happened Tuesday morning around 9:45 in the 6000 block of Kratzville Rd.

  Kentucky debuts 5-star rating system for schools

The 5-star system evaluates schools and school districts based on a number of factors to give a snapshot of where those students are in the education process.

Kentucky officials issue health warning urging those who vape to stop

Officials in Kentucky's largest city have issued a public health warning that urges people who use vaping products to stop in the face of a national outbreak of severe lung injuries.

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 7

The registration deadline for both Kentucky and Indiana is next Monday, October 7.

  KSP working to identify trespassing suspect

Investigators believe he may be manufacturing drugs on the farm as well.

  Owensboro property tax increase for VFW Post 696

Riverfront property taxes in Owensboro are increasing which puts the VFW post in jeopardy.

  Alliance Coal wants to change how they mine in Hopkins Co.

The new method could increase how much coal the mine can produce.

  Madisonville Community College gets its first resource officer

Madisonville Community College now has a school resource officer thanks to a partnership between the city and the police department.

  Henderson woman arrested on sexual abuse charge

According to the jail website, she's charged with first-degree sexual abuse with a victim under the age of 12.

  Neighborhood Watch: OPD makes vandalism arrest, KSP targets U.S. 41 for aggressive driving

OPD makes arrest in a string of vandalisms. KSP targeting Henderson strip for aggressive drivers. Henderson lands on burn ban list.

  Police arrest suspect in string of vandalisms throughout Owensboro

A man is facing charges in connection with a string of vandalisms in Owensboro.

  Referee shortage continues in the Tri-State

A nationwide referee shortage is impacting the tri-state. Games are being canceled because there aren’t enough officials to go around. KHSAA officials blame the treatment of referees from parents, coaches and even players as the main reason why.

Application period for Kentucky’s 2020 hemp program starts in November

Kentucky officials say growers and processors wanting to participate in the state’s 2020 hemp program can start applying for a license in mid-November.

Kentucky health officials urge flu vaccinations

Health officials are urging Kentuckians to get vaccinated against the flu.

  Republican Party gathers for annual Lincoln Dinner in Henderson

Congressman James Comer made his way to Henderson Saturday night for the republican annual Lincoln Dinner.

  Traffic Alert: U.S. 60 paving at Henderson-Union Co. line

Officials said the elevation along this section of U.S. 60 between Morganfield and Henderson has been raised as part of a flood abatement project.

  Owensboro Neighborhood Alliance celebrates 20th anniversary

Firefighters, police officers and municipal workers were on hand to give kids a first-hand look at vehicles they use on the job.