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  Hancock Co. students ask school board to approve nickel tax

Students shared many problems they face at the middle school and believe the nickel tax will help the district gain funds to build a new school.

2019 KY Primary Results

  Kentucky educators react to primary results

JCPS student who struggled with dyslexia will graduate as valedictorian

  Semi flipped during crash near Waverly, KY

  Woman dies after wreck on Hwy 60 in Union Co.

  Fmr. Webster Co. teacher pleads guilty to child porn charges

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Voter turnout higher than projected for Kentucky primary

Two crashes disrupt traffic on Henderson strip

  KSP release name of man killed in Hopkins Co. fire

  Decision 2019: It’s Bevin vs. Beshear for KY Governor

  Decision 2019: Daviess Co. voters explain their vote

  Evansville man facing attempted murder charges

  Voters in Graham vote ‘Yes’ to alcohol sales at future distillery

In Muhlenberg County, voters in Graham approve alcohol sales at a future distillery.

  KSP investigating fatal wreck in McLean Co.

Kentucky State Police Troopers are investigation a two vehicle wreck which killed a Livermore man and injured two others.

  4 people arrested after drug task force investigation

Four people were arrested and are now facing drug trafficking charges.

  Ribbon cutting ceremony held for new Owensboro playground

A ribbon cutting was held for the new replacement playground at Chautaqua Park.

  Daviess County schools could be annexed into city limits

  Habitat for Humanity strengthen security system after string of thefts

Henderson library educates on family history through new class

  DCSO releases intruder’s identity after being shot by homeowner

  Police investigating after shots fired into Henderson Co. home

  McConnell unveils bill to raise national smoking age to 21

  Madisonville gains 4 new police officers

City leaders not only praised the new officers for entering the line of work, but thanked their families for supporting them in their new careers.

  New apartment complex coming to Madisonville

A new 52 unit apartment complex is coming to Madisonville. The city council approved the plans Monday night.

Traffic Update: Westbound exit ramp on I- 165 is reopened in Daviess Co.

Daviess County Sheriff’s Office is currently working an accident involving a semi on the west bound ramp exit from Interstate 165 to the Bypass.

  Madisonville city leaders consider changes to Sunday alcohol sales

Sunday alcohol sales is one of the topics at Monday’s Madisonville city council meeting.

  Ohio Co. man killed in motorcycle crash

Authorities say 67-year-old Cecil L. Sanders, of Reynolds Station, was heading north.

  Man sentenced after pleading guilty to attempted murder

According to police, Bailey shot Kenneth Edmonds Jr. in August at a home on Clay Street.

  Andy Beshear stops by Henderson ahead of Tuesday’s primary

Kentucky Governor candidate Andy Beshear is spending his final hours in Western Kentucky ahead of Tuesday’s primary.

  Evansville, Owensboro pools opening this weekend

For those staying in town this upcoming weekend, city pools open in Owensboro and Evansville.

  KY man finds unlicensed bears behind wheel of car

An Owensboro barber’s wild experience last week is gaining some attention on Facebook.

  Fire destroys home in White Plains, KY

Amanda Crunk says her family lost everything, including one of their three dogs.

  Lake Cumberland boat dock catches on fire

When firefighters arrived, three buildings were fully engulfed in flames.

  Owensboro Innovation Academy celebrates first graduating class

History was made with this year’s graduating class. School officials tell us this is the first class to graduate that has gone through all four years of the academy.

  2-year-old found in pond dies in hospital

A detective with the Daviess County sheriff’s office told us the family was cleaning up and getting ready for a party when they noticed two two-year-olds were missing.

  Schools finding suspicious e-cigs in Daviess Co.

High school officials say students are getting caught vaping products that could have THC in them.

  Ellis Park getting a facelift

Renovations are happening right now and we got a copy of some of the renderings.

  Students honor classmate at graduation

Kalie Jo Stiles was honored at graduation. She passed away two years ago and would have graduated fifth grade on Friday.

  Complete coverage from this year’s first Friday After 5

14 News anchors Beth Sweeney and Randy Moore have been out and about throughout the day talking with local and event officials.

Judge orders school shooting trial held in different county

A Kentucky judge has ruled that the trial of a teenager accused of killing two schoolmates will be moved to another county.

  Wendell Foster to break ground soon on new $3m building

Wendell Foster serves people with disabilities across the area.

  Justice For Chloe: murder victim’s cousins look to raise domestic violence awareness

As the investigation continues, two cousins are now raising domestic violence awareness.

5 students involved in meth incident at Kentucky middle school

Authorities are continuing to investigate.

  23 lbs of synthetic pot seized after Madisonville drug investigation

Two people are facing charges after a drug trafficking investigating in Madisonville.

  Temporary McLean Co. judge-executive sworn in

Ed West says he's honored and humbled by the appointment.

  Alles Brothers Furniture nearing reopen in Henderson

Exactly 100 years ago, Alles Brothers Furniture moved into their current location, not far away from where Jacob Alles opened the original store in 1899. The store survived the Great Depression and two World Wars.

  Neighborhood Watch Special: Friday After 5

This Neighborhood Watch segment features an event that will get underway on Friday.

  Daviess Co. HS sophomore honored for saving life

Eric Holder was given the Civilian Life Saving Award after svaing a woman from her car in flood waters in April.

  Henderson Co. HS, Methodist Hospital create bereavement boxes

In Henderson County, more than two dozen bereavement boxes are being supplied to parents in need.

  Robert Goforth stops by Owensboro on Thursday

Republican candidate for Governor of Kentucky, Robert Goforth, and his pick for LT. Governor, Mike Hogan, made a stop in Owensboro on Thursady afternoon.

  Henderson nursing home welcomes special guest

It’s part of National Nursing Home Week and officials say it’s fun to see reactions from everyone.

  Daviess Co. fiscal court meet for first reading on tax hike

The increase would be on occupational tax.

  OPD: C-4 explosive found in Corydon determined to be military grade

Authorities blocked off Diamond Island Road in Corydon because of the discovery of an explosive.

  Temporary McLean Co. Judge Executive appointed

County officials tell us the Governor has appointed Ed West as the temporary Judge Executive.

Kentucky toddler who disappeared found safe 4 days later

The eastern Kentucky toddler who disappeared Sunday night has been found alive, according to a report.

  Neighborhood Watch: Man wanted in connection with shooting; armed robbery arrest

Evansville police are asking for your help to find a man wanted in connection with a shooting.

  New Beginnings expands building, services

New Beginnings is adding on to their building in Daviess County and hoping to hire another therapist.

  KSP honors fallen troopers

A remembrance ceremony was held at Salem Missionary Baptist Church.

Final Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial debate takes place.

Ahead of the state primary, the final debate among the four Democratic candidates for Kentucky governor is Wednesday afternoon.

  HPD: Man arrested for Assault after victim claims to be hit with brick

Police arrested a suspect after the victim claimed she was hit with a brick.

  Authorities still looking for suspect after chase ends in crash

The chase happened Tuesday night, just before 11, on Hwy 431 when a deputy tried to pull over a motorcycle for a traffic stop.

Henderson’s Fiscal Court say they won’t cut county workers’ raises

Some county workers in Henderson were concerned their raises would get cut. But, the Fiscal Court says that won’t happen.

  Kentucky Democratic Governor debate set for Wednesday

We’re a week away from the Kentucky Primary, and the governor’s race is heating up.

  9 restaurants to be part of Owensboro’s Entertainment District

That means you’ll be able to leave those restaurants with alcohol in designated cups.

  Sources: Dempewolf Ford getting new owner, will change to Henderson Ford

Dempewolf Ford has been in business for more than 50 years.

Kentucky man offers $5,000 reward following toddler son’s disappearance

Kenneth Howard, just 22 months old, was last seen Sunday night.

OPD searching for suspect after man shot; victim identified

Police are on scene at an apartment complex after a shooting occurred.

Henderson attorney facing drunk driving charge

Police say they were called to a pharmacy on 2nd Street because a man fell outside the doors of the business. Workers say they helped him into his car and took his keys to keep him from driving.

  HFD: Homeless man confesses to starting 2 fires on Mon.

The Henderson Fire Department says one person has been arrested in connection to two fires.

  Nursing home in Greenville, KY hosted wheelchair parade

The streets of Greenville, Kentucky were filled with wheelchairs Monday.

  ‘Green River 211’ went live Monday in Webster Co.

There’s a new way for people in rural western Kentucky to ask for help when they get in a rut.

  Henderson’s Habitat for Humanity hit 3rd time in 7 months

They think the thief was going after the metals in the catalytic converter and the wiring to sell for recycling.

  Person arrested in connection with two fires in Henderson

Henderson’s Fire Chief says one person was arrested in connection to two fires.

  Webster Co. to resurface more than 6 miles of country roads

Nearly half a million dollars is coming to Webster County for road improvements.

  Neighborhood Watch: Henderson’s Habitat for Humanity hit again, Mt. Vernon installs Baby Box

Henderson's Habitat for Humanity is hit again. Mt. Vernon installs first Safe Haven Baby Box

  Swedish Match celebrates $100m expansion, over 100 new jobs

Swedish Match's new expansion of the Owensboro facility will be used to make a new product called ZYN.

  Two Tri-State towns getting USDA grants for infrastructure improvements

The money is part of an $82 million investment by the USDA into 40 projects in 20 states.

Webster Co. gets $450K to resurface three roads

During Monday’s Webster County Fiscal Court meeting, Mark Welch with the Kentucky Department of Rural and Municipal Aid announced a $457,527 award of discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on three county roads.

  Person killed in Henderson mobile home fire identified

The name of the person killed in a mobile home fire in Henderson has been released.

American Airlines pilot arrested at Louisville airport, charged in 2015 triple homicide

An American Airlines pilot was removed from a flight in Louisville and charged in connection with a 2015 triple homicide.