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Suspect accused of shooting man arrested in Hopkins Co.

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office says a man accused in a shooting is now in custody.

  Dawson Springs man arrested in connection to deadly shooting in Caldwell Co.

  Spottsville Bridge to temporarily close one lane starting July 8

Muhlenberg Co. reports 1 new COVID-19 case

  Owensboro celebrates Independence Day with Friday fireworks

  Oink for Owensboro sculptures placed near convention center

  KY confirms 299 new COVID-19 cases, 4 additional deaths

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Ky. attorney general backs two lawsuits against Beshear for COVID-19 restrictions

  Owensboro reopens city spray parks with COVID-19 guidelines

  How to keep pets safe during firework celebrations

  Boating safety tips for holiday weekend

  Gunshot victim identified in overnight shooting

  Red Cardinal Inn evictions pushed back

  Owensboro Convention Center holding ‘Live on the Lawn’ events throughout July

The Owensboro Convention Center will be opening up its front lawn every Friday throughout July for an event called “Live on the Lawn” from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

  Ellis Park breaks from the gate with $2.2 million wagered on opener

"It is limited participation, but it’s great to have that," Henderson Mayor Steve Austin said.

  OCTC student tests positive for COVID-19

According to Owensboro Community and Technical College, administrators were informed of the newly confirmed COVID-19 case by health officials with the Perry County Health Department in Indiana.

  Henderson Co. announces requirements for student-athletes to return to practice

Colonel fall sports practices and activities can begin on July 13.

  Ellis Park hosts 1st opening day in COVID-19 era

Hartshorne Mining Company selling assets

KY surpasses 16k total COVID-19 cases

  OPD: Owensboro man charged for murder in connection to Hanning Lane shooting

  DCSO seeking public’s help with robbery case involving over $80,000 worth of items

Authorities looking for suspects accused of stealing thousands from home

  McLean Co. Schools offering free meals to all elementary, middle school students

All elementary and middle school students at McLean County Schools will receive free breakfast and lunch this upcoming school year.

  Senior Send-Off: Madisonville Boys Tennis Team

The six seniors were poised to have a big year on the tennis court.

  Owensboro organization holds annual luncheon to honor law enforcement

The Owensboro Optimist Club hosted its annual “Respect for Law” luncheon on Wednesday afternoon.

  OZ Tyler Distillery reopens to the public

The bourbon hot spot says they’re making changes to accommodate for social distancing.

  Hopkins Co. daycare under quarantine after child tests positive with COVID-19

Hopkins County Public Health Director Denise Beach says a child at a local daycare has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently quarantined, along with some staff and other children from the facility.

  Ellis Park prepared with COVID-19 protocol as Opening Day quickly approaches

Thursday is opening day at Ellis Park, and fans planning to attend in person need to be aware of many changes at the track due to COVID-19.

  A Pause to Remember: Owensboro woman stops for ‘Taps’ every day

The VFW Post 696 plays “Taps” in Smothers Park everynight to remember the lives lost at war.

  Hospice of Western Kentucky board member suspended for racially charged social media posts

Board members from the organization tell 14 News that President and CEO, Belinda Blair, will remain on suspension until the agency's board of directors can complete an investigation.

  Assisted living facility provides hug stations for families

Now that some visitor restrictions are being lifted at assisted living homes in Kentucky, an employee at the Paragon of Madisonville came up with a creative way for families to feel the touch of their loved ones again.

  Owensboro moving fireworks display away from humane society

The City of Owensboro is relocating one of its “Healthy at Home” Fireworks display locations due to its proximity to The Owensboro Humane Society.

  Grand jury to hear burned dog case in Henderson

The case of a Henderson man accused of burning a dog to death has been waived to a grand jury.

KY confirms 220 new COVID-19 cases, 7 additional deaths

Kentucky is currently reporting that 15,842 people have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Out of these cases, 4,052 residents have fully recovered from the virus.

  Friday After 5 searches for new executive director

The board is searching for a leader to continue the growth and success of the signature riverfront festival.

  Officials address carcinogens in Owensboro apartments

After finding a potentially harmful carcinogen is seeping into an Owensboro apartment complex, residents met with management and experts to clarify what’s being done to eliminate the problem.

  Owensboro Humane Society concerned about city firework show

Officials with the Humane Society say they're worried for the cats, dogs, and horses housed at the shelter just 100 yards from where fireworks will be going off in Thompson-Berry Park,

  Daviess Co. Fiscal Court postpones vote on Confederate monument

The vote was not unanimous but will now be pushed back more than a month.

  Madisonville hotel condemned, residents scramble to find other living arrangements

In a statement, the city says it remains committed to the health and safety of citizens and visitors.

  McGrath wins Democratic Senate nomination in Kentucky

One week after the highly-anticipated Kentucky Primary, Amy McGrath won the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination in the Commonwealth, as first reported by 14 News Tuesday morning.

McGrath wins Kentucky Dem primary; McConnell showdown awaits

Former Marine pilot Amy McGrath overcame a bumpier-than-expected Kentucky primary to win the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination Tuesday, fending off progressive Charles Booker to set up a bruising, big-spending showdown with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

  Huntingburg, Owensboro airports receive FAA grants

Two Tri-State cities are receiving grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to help with airport safety and infrastructure.

  Gov. Beshear: 282 new positive cases

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

  Still no full results a week after Kentucky’s primary

The clerk tells us the process of counting absentee ballots involves many steps to ensure the count is accurate.

  Owensboro has new pickleball courts

York Park previously had one tennis court. That court has been renovated into four pickleball courts.

  Owensboro Police continue to investigate fatal shooting

Owensboro police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead.

  McLean Co. is recovering from weekend flooding

14 News got a few reactions from people and businesses who have been hit hard by the heavy rainfall.

  Combest Pool in Owensboro reopens

Earlier this month, city officials said the pool would reopen but with a few changes, including following CDC guidelines for pools.

  Man hurt in Owensboro bypass crash

Sheriffs deputies responded to an accident with injuries Monday morning on the Wendell Ford Expressway.

  Reserved seats on sale now for Ellis Park’s race meet

COVID-19 precautions eliminate general admission in 2020

  Union Co. considering jail closure

The Union Co. Judge Executive says he’s working on a detailed plan for what the possible closure of the Union County Jail would look like.

Green River District reporting 14 new COVID-19 cases

Green River District Health Department is reporting 14 new cases.

  Henderson city parks reopen

City parks in Henderson are set to open Monday for the first time in months.

Traffic Alert: Lane restrictions planned for Twin Bridges

Kentucky Transportation Officials say drivers can anticipate lane restrictions on the U.S. 41 bridges starting Monday.

  Several roads closed due to high water across the Tri-State

An early morning storm passes through the Tri-State, bringing heavy rain and flooding to several of our area counties.

Boil water advisory issued in McLean Co.

The city of Island says a boil water advisory was issued after officials found a major water leak.

  KY unemployment office holding in-person services in Owensboro

Staff members with Kentucky’s unemployment office are providing in-person assistance for those who still haven’t received help with their unemployment claims.

  Coroner: Driver killed after vehicle flips off roadway in Henderson Co.

According to the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies are investigating a fatal single-vehicle accident that happened just before 3 p.m. in the 15000 block of Upper Delaware Road on Sunday.

  Group of boys rescue drowning dog in Ohio Co.

In the midst of the recent flooding that has swept its way through the Tri-State area, a group of local children performed a heroic act to save an animal’s life.

KY announces 67 new COVID-19 cases, 4 additional deaths

Kentucky is currently reporting that 15,232 people have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Man shot, killed in Jefferson Square Park identified

A second person was also injured in the shooting and was taken to University of Louisville Hospital with injuries that did not appear life-threatening.

  1 dead, 1 injured in shooting at Jefferson Square Park

The shooting was reported in the protest area on Saturday evening, according to MetroSafe

  KSP searching for ‘Smokin’ Sock Bandit’ in Owensboro

Troopers say a man broke through the front door at a Hillbilly’s store overnight in Owensboro on Saturday.

  Ellis Park confirms 7 individuals tested positive for COVID-19

Ellis Park has been operating its gaming facility under state-mandated capacity restrictions since June 8. The tracks’ backside operations opened on June 10.

  Coroner identifies body found in Ohio River

Newburgh Fire and Rescue was called to the Angel Mounds Boat Ramp just after 7 p.m. on Friday evening.

KY surpasses 15k total COVID-19 cases

Kentucky is currently reporting that 15,167 people have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Out of these cases, 3,730 residents have fully recovered from the virus.

Former LMPD officer involved in Breonna Taylor’s death files appeal to get job back

LMPD says Brett Hankison fired into a window with its blinds closed after another offer was shot in the thigh as police broke in serving a warrant on Taylor’s apartment in March.

  Firework sales increase as 4th of July event cancellations spread across Tri-State

The Fourth of July is usually a blast every year for most, as people flock to the Evansville, Henderson or Owensboro riverfronts to watch the firework extravaganzas. However, the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing cities to nix large gatherings, including most of these shows.

  Carcinogens seeping into Owensboro apartments

The leasing company sent a letter to tenants at Owensboro Historical Residences, informing them that trichloroethylene (TCE) vapor is seeping into the basement of the complex.

KY draws closer to 15k total COVID-19 cases, surpasses 550 deaths

Kentucky is currently reporting that 14,859 people have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Out of these cases, 3,730 residents have fully recovered from the virus.

  Allegiant Air requiring passengers to wear face masks

Beginning on July 2, the airline says passengers will be required to wear masks throughout all phases of travel, including at the ticket counter, during boarding, on the aircraft and during the flight.

  Henderson schools sets new start date for 2020-21 academic year

Henderson County's school board approved August 26 as the first day of the 2020-2021 school year, which is a postponement of two weeks from its original date.

  City of Madisonville applies to receive financial aide through CARES Act funding

The Madisonville City Council unanimously voted on a resolution to authorize the city to file an application for the Coronavirus Relief Fund.

  Owensboro NAACP, local affiliates host conversational event about Confederate statue

NAACP President Rhondalyn Randolph tells 14 News there are some people in the community who fear this will erase part of Owensboro’s history. She is hoping the presentation will allow them to realize they don’t want to erase history, but instead not repeat history’s mistakes and move forward.

  Owensboro Public Schools votes to push back start of school by 2 weeks

In a school board meeting on Thursday, school officials approved a calendar change. Instead of returning on August 12, students will now go back to school on August 26.

KY reports 280 new COVID-19 cases, 8 additional deaths

Kentucky is currently reporting that 14,617 people have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Out of these cases, 3,719 residents have fully recovered from the virus.

Spectators can attend Kentucky Derby 146 under strict guidelines

There will be spectators when the 146th Kentucky Derby runs in September, according to Churchill Downs.

  KY announces guidelines on reopening schools

Hopkins County School officials say Gov. Beshear is announcing a plan for returning to school Wednesday.

  ROMP organizers offer archived music performances for fans to watch online

While music fans might not be able to enjoy the in-person experience at ROMP Fest this year in Owensboro, music lovers can still get a taste of the music digitally.

  Local KY hospitals receives over $48M in state, federal funding

Gov. Beshear said it’s after a 13-year-old dispute regarding Medicaid funding rates was settled.