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Gov. Beshear reports 406 new coronavirus cases

  Planned power outage scheduled for some residents in Bend Gate Rd., Watson Ln. area

  Crash closes lane on Henderson strip

  Muhlenberg Co. Schools start hybrid schedule Monday

  Henderson’s East End Sprayground closing for the season

  Ohio Co. Schools return to in-person class Monday on hybrid schedule

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  Tree dedication in Dr. Festus Park in memory of Madisonville City Councilman Bobby Johnson

  KSP: Man dies by suicide following confrontation with police officer

  Owensboro woman charged with attempted murder after shots fired incident

  Name of Owensboro Police officer stabbed during altercation with suspect released

KY reports 439 new COVID-19 cases, 3 additional deaths

Bungalow Joe’s owner asking for community’s help after 3 customers were shot and killed

  Saturday marks 6 months since 1st confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tri-State

It has now been six months since the first coronavirus cases popped up in the Tri-State area. Over that time period, more than 11,000 total COVID-19 cases and nearly 200 deaths have been reported.

Witnesses describe shooting reported Saturday at Jefferson Mall

People who came to the mall Saturday morning, ended up having to go into lockdown for several hours while Louisville Metro police pieced together what happened.

KY confirms over 1k new COVID-19 cases on Sat.

Kentucky is currently reporting that 61,106 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 3.82% statewide.

  Schools urge sports fans to wear masks so teams can keep playing

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association says several schools are in danger of having their sport programs shut down because people are reportedly ignoring mask wearing guidelines at athletic events.

  Total of 49 residents and staff from Morganfield Nursing & Rehab test positive for COVID-19

  More Hopkins Co. businesses receive mask citations

Owensboro police looking for person of interest in theft investigation

Several KY communities receive share of nearly $15M in CARES Act reimbursements

  Hancock Co. Schools approve A-B model for students to return week of Sept. 28

  Several businesses cited for mask citations in Hopkins Co.

Victim in horrific cross-state dismembering identified

LMPD found the torso of the victim around 2 p.m. on Wednesday in a park in Clifton Heights.

  Owensboro schools providing online hotspots, tech support for students

The Owensboro Public School District has required students to learn virtually until October 12. However, learning online comes with its own set of challenges.

  Owensboro Public Schools returning to class Oct. 12 under hybrid plan

Owensboro Public Schools officials say they will return to in-person learning through the hybrid (A/B) model beginning Oct. 12.

  Kentucky court hears case challenging coronavirus orders

The case pits the Democratic governor against Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who joined in challenging the orders.

  Feds charge 7 with meth trafficking in Owensboro area

Officials say seven people have been charged by a federal Grand Jury for dealing methamphetamine in and around Owensboro.

  W. KY Botanical Garden buys WeatherBerry Farmhouse

The property, located on 2nd Street, was purchased by the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden and will be used as a new welcome center.

  School officials prepare for hybrid learning in Muhlenberg Co.

Students start hybrid learning on Monday in Muhlenberg County. Meanwhile, some students and staff are in quarantine.

  NCAA schedules return date for college basketball season on Nov. 25

The NCAA has scheduled November 25 as the start date for the 2020-21 college basketball season.

  St. Joseph Peace Mission shows off new area in Owensboro

St. Joseph Peace Mission is showing off the newly completed Nicky Hayden Commons Area.

  KY exceeds 58k total COVID-19 cases

Kentucky is currently reporting that 58,764 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 3.89% statewide.

Breonna Taylor’s family settles with City of Louisville for $12 million, significant police reform

The family of Breonna Taylor and the City of Louisville have reached a $12 million settlement, WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters have learned.

  Daviess Co. high schools to implement phased return to in-person learning

Daviess County Public Schools District announced their three high schools will implement a phased return to in-person instruction for students in grades 9-12.

  Man in custody after Owensboro standoff

Authorities say a standoff started Tuesday in Owensboro after U.S. Marshals tried to server a warrant.

  Gov. Beshear: Bars can add an extra hour of operation

The Green River District Health Department is reporting 36 new coronavirus cases Tuesday.

  Road back open after gas main hit in Madisonville

Kentucky Transportation Officials say a gas main was hit Tuesday on North Main Street in Madisonville.

  KSP warns public of scams in Hopkins Co.

Kentucky State Police say they have been contacted by several concerned citizens about scams in Hopkins County.

  Green River Distilling Company being revived at original location in Owensboro

After finding the property in ruin, it was restored and began producing in 2016 as the O.Z. Tyler Distillery.

  Henderson Co. Clerk releases information about voting options, locations

The Henderson County Clerk’s Office posted some information about voting options on its Facebook page

  Kentucky announces school COVID-19 dashboard

A new dashboard will aim to keep track of COVID-19 cases in schools across the Commonwealth.

  New Executive Director for Owensboro’s ‘Friday After 5’

Friday After 5 in Owensboro is officially under new direction.

  Majority of Daviess Co. students head back to school

As K through 8 students in Daviess County mark the first day off their calendars, this new school year is a change for parents also.

  Gov. Beshear announces over 1M people have been tested for COVID-19

The Hopkins County Health Department website is showing another COVID-19 related death. This brings their total deaths 37.

  Some Daviess Co. students return to in-person learning after starting year off virtually

Students in Daviess County are set to head back to the classrooms Monday morning after the district started off virtually this year.

  Union Co. students return to class Monday despite rising COVID-19 cases in the area

Despite rising COVID-19 cases, and the county being in the “red category,” Union County Schools are opening Monday for the first time in months.

  Hopkins Co. Schools starts hybrid model Monday

Students in Hopkins County will be returning to the classroom on Monday with a new hybrid A-B model.

  Union Co. Schools to start in-person classes on Mon.

With cases continuing to rise throughout the county, Union County Schools are putting precautions in place as they prepare to welcome students back into the buildings.

KY confirms 536 new COVID-19 cases, 3 additional deaths

Kentucky is currently reporting that 56,945 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 4.14% statewide.

Breonna Taylor’s mother calls on Ky. AG Daniel Cameron to bring daughter’s death to justice

Palmer reached out to Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who has been leading the investigation into the shooting death of Breonna Taylor by LMPD officers that happened March 13.

  Black Student Unions march against social injustice in Owensboro

The "March for Justice" event was held in an effort to raise awareness about social injustice across the country, particularly after the latest shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

  Bikers gather for Sturgis Bike Night to financially benefit community, despite COVID-19 concerns

Sturgis Bike Night was held on Saturday in Union County to provide another way for residents to give back to charities, organizations and small businesses in the community.

  ‘Run for the Fallen’ held to honor Kentucky’s fallen military heroes

Saturday was the day of the second annual “Kentucky Run for the Fallen” at Panther Creek Park in Owensboro.

Grayson County deputies looking for 2 girls -- ages 8 and 5 -- abducted by non-custodial mother

The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two missing children.

KY exceeds 56k total COVID-19 cases

Kentucky is currently reporting that 56,415 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 4.14% statewide.

‘I feel very blessed’: 19 years after surviving 9/11 terror attacks, Louisville man battles COVID-19

Erik Bell was 25 years old when the nation experienced a day that is hard to forget, and he was right in the middle of it.

  Henderson Relay for Life hosts scaled down event

A scaled down, but still sentimental, Relay for Life was held Friday night in Henderson in honor and memory of those who have battled cancer.

  Owensboro man gives away free pizza in honor of mother

Owsley says his mother passed away in 2018, but she was known for not only her cooking, but welcoming everyone to her table.

  New dashboard breaks down COVID-19 among Henderson students and school staff

A COVID-19 dashboard will allow those within the district to keep a running total of positive COVID-19 cases.

  Death investigation underway after neglect victim found covered in lice

Police say they were called Thursday evening to a home in the 400 block on Murray Street.

  Sturgis Bike Night to take place this weekend after Poker Run

Sturgis Bike Night to take place this weekend after Poker Run

  Football kicks off for Kentucky high schools

Football is allowed to begin for high schoolers across Kentucky on Friday night.

  Owensboro-Daviess Co. First Responders Memorial dedicated

Members of the community gathered to salute first responders. A memorial was dedicated to those who have lost their lives as a result of their service.

Henderson Police investigate shots fired into home

Officers say they found several 9mm and .223 shell casings in the middle of the road.

  Webster Co. man accused of raping child

33-year-old Joseph Buchanan, of Sebree, is charged with sexual abuse and rape of victim under the age of 12.

  Ceremonies held in the Tri-State for the 19th anniversary of 9/11

Friday marks the 19th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on our country.

1 new COVID-19 death in Muhlenberg Co.; Green River District up 40 cases

The Green River District Health Department is reporting 40 additional COVID-19 cases.

  Ohio Co. Schools announce updated reopen plan with hybrid schedule

Ohio County Public Schools announced in a Facebook post that they will be moving to a hybrid learning schedule starting on September 21.

  Boil advisory issued for some South Hopkins Water customers in Dawson Springs

There is a boil water advisory for South Hopkins Water District in Dawson Springs.

KY Gov. Beshear leads statewide moment of silence commemorating events of 9/11

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear will lead Kentuckians in a statewide moment of silence to pay tribute to the victims and honor the survivors of the September 11th terror attacks.

  DCSO investigating attempted break-in at local residence

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Rand Road in Owensboro on Thursday night.

  Union Co. categorized as ‘red zone’ amid rise in COVID-19 cases

Union County was featured in a White House report showing areas with a COVID-19 positivity rate of 10% or higher.

  McLean Co. Schools starting in-person classes one month earlier than planned

The Superintendent sent out a letter that students will now return to class Sept. 28, instead of Oct. 28.

KY Gov. Beshear gives ‘state of the pandemic’ address

Kentucky is currently reporting that 54,772 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 4.14% statewide.

  Police seeking information on missing 15-year-old Henderson girl

he Henderson Police Department is asking seeking information to help find a missing 15-year-old girl.

  Wreath-laying ceremony held for COVID-19 victims in KY

A wreath-laying ceremony honoring the more than 1,000 Kentuckians who died from causes related to COVID-19 was held in the Capitol rotunda Thursday morning.

Union Co. Schools set to start Monday

School is getting ready to be in session for students in Union County.

  Hopkins Co. meal pick-up program makes changes

School officially gets underway in Hopkins County next week, bringing a change to the school’s meal pick-up program.

  Electric scooters could be coming to Owensboro

City leaders are debating on this after a proposal was presented to them Tuesday.

  KY surpasses 1k deaths

Hopkins County officials will be giving their weekly coronavirus update Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.