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5 staff members test positive at Redbanks in Henderson

According to Redbanks Executive Director Shari Newton, all of these results are from within the past week.

  Henderson Community College delaying semester due to positive COVID-19 cases

More KY schools adjust plans after Governor’s recommendation

  Gov. Beshear reports 562 new positive cases

  Owensboro police searching for theft suspect

Census takers going door-to-door in Hopkins Co. Tues.

KPS: 1 person dies after crash involving motorcycle

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Fresh produce handed out in Hopkins Co.

Man killed after lawnmower crashes into creek

G-MAC postpones high-risk fall sports to spring

  KSP: Man dies after getting hit by car while riding bicycle

  Beshear recommends schools to start in-person classes late Sept.

1 killed, 4 wounded in western Kentucky shooting

Hopkins Co. fresh produce give-away happening Monday

A fresh-farm produce give-away is happening Monday in Hopkins County.

  ’Art Collector’ rolls to victory in Ellis Park Derby

On Saturday evening, following a devastating performance at one of racing’s most historic tracks, the consensus within the Thoroughbred racing community was that the question of which horse would bear the burden of favoritism in the pandemic-delayed Kentucky Derby had been answered.

  Ellis Park bugler carries special tune at derby race

For more than 20 years, Bret Birkhead has hyped up fans inside Ellis Park with a simple melody. With years of experience, a big race like the Ellis Park Derby on Sunday doesn’t intimidate the Bugler.

KY confirms 425 additional COVID-19 cases

Kentucky is currently reporting that 34,982 people have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Andy Beshear says nine new cases were from children ages five and younger.

  WATCH: Ellis Park RunHappy Derby coverage

Crystal Rogers: FBI searching for drivers in surveillance photos, conclude search activities in Bardstown

  Smith Mills Volunteer Fire Dept. receives water for upcoming wildfire season

KY surpasses 34k total COVID-19 cases

  Henderson officials hold dedication ceremony for new footbridge in Atkinson Park

Attorney General’s office waiting on ballistics test in Breonna Taylor case

  KY confirms 573 new COVID-19 cases, 4 additional deaths

Kentucky is currently reporting that 33,796 people have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 5.57%.

  Henderson police investigating shooting that left 1 injured

The Henderson Police Department is investigating a Thursday night shooting that sent one to the hospital.

  Daviess Co. holds ‘stuff the bus’ event

The fourth annual “Stuff the Bus” event in Owensboro and Daviess County is Friday.

  ‘Cover the Cruiser’ campaign raises $16K for Special Olympics Kentucky

Last week, Kentucky State Police put on a “Cover the Cruiser” event to raise money for Special Olympics Kentucky.

  Daviess Co. Fiscal Court votes to relocate Confederate statue

The Daviess County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Thursday in favor of the Confederate monument's relocation from the county courthouse lawn, where the statue has sat for more than a century.

  Apollo High School holds in-person graduation for Class of 2020

While many students are just beginning their new school year, the Class of 2020 finally got the chance to celebrate the end of theirs at Apollo High School in Owensboro on Thursday night.

  Muhlenberg Co. Schools releases hybrid learning plan for students

Officials with Muhlenberg County Schools plan to eventually combine in-person and virtual classes. Two days of the week will consist of in-person learning, while the other three will be done virtually at home.

Crystal Rogers: FBI Louisville takes lead in case of missing mother of 5

Federal search warrants are being executed and interviews will be conducted in connection to Crystal Rogers’ disappearance as the FBI Louisville takes over as the lead investigative agency.

  KY Gov. Beshear announces mask mandate extension

Kentucky is currently reporting that 33,254 people have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 5.51%.

  Henderson Co. Schools’ summer feeding program ends Thur.

Henderson County Schools’ summer feeding program came to an end this week.

  Grand jury takes no action in Daviess Co. voter fraud investigation

A Daviess County Grand Jury did not take action in the voter fraud investiation we told you about earler in the week.

  Salvation Army needs help to ‘stuff the bus’ with school supplies

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Salvation Army will not be able to provide volunteers to help out at various Walmart locations, which officials say makes this year more challenging.

  KY announces 546 new COVID-19 cases

Kentucky is currently reporting that 32,741 people have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 5.51%.

  NCAA Division II cancels fall championships

USI and Evansville Sports Corporation were slated to host the NCAA II Cross Country Midwest Regional November 7 and the NCAA II Cross Country Championships November 21 at Angel Mounds in Evansville.

  Owensboro City Commission approves TIF change

That change will see the boundaries of Gateway Commons TIF zone expanded

Authorities investigate several thefts in Daviess Co.

If you have any information, call the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office at (270) 685-8444.

  Investigation underway in Greenbelt Vandalism

Owensboro police and the sheriff’s office are investigating after someone vandalized part of the Greenbelt.

Traffic Alert: U.S. 62 blocked at Ohio/Muhlenberg Co. line

Transportation officials say an oversized vehicle has unsuccessfully attempted to turn around in the median on U.S. 62 near the Rockport Bridge.

  City of Owensboro postpones HydroFair to August 2021

The City of Owensboro announced on Wednesday it will postpone the HydroFair presented by Jagoe Homes until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Henderson man arrested after chase

Around 10 p.m. Monday night, a Kentucky State Police trooper says he say a car cut in front of oncoming traffic on Green Street at Second Street.

  Henderson holding ‘stuff the bus’ event

Supplies can be dropped off at the school board office next to North Middle School on Zion Road.

Chase that started in Ohio Co. ends in Bowling Green

Kentucky State Police say the spotted a car driving 114 mph Tuesday morning on I-165 in Ohio County.

  Man accused of shooting at Greenville Police Chief makes plea

A man arrested after a police chase in May was in court in Muhlenberg County Tuesday.

Missing Henderson teen found in Nebraska, 2 charged

Police say they had information he was in Lexington, Nebraska, and worked with law enforcement there.

  OPS has Q&A session about upcoming school year

Owensboro Public School officials took to Facebook Live Tuesday to answer parent questions about the upcoming year.

  Gov. Beshear announces 700 new positive cases

The Green River District Health Department is reporting one new COVID-19 death and 14 additional cases Tuesday.

  Dawson Springs & Muhlenberg Co. to start school year completely virtual

The main factor is a drastic decrease in COVID-19 cases in Kentucky.

Traffic Alert: Part of N. Elm Street to close Tues. morning in Henderson

North Elm Street from Hi-Y Drive to Atkinson Park Pool in Henderson will close at 8 Tuesday morning.

  Some Tri-State schools head back to class this week

Tuesday marks the first day that schools in the Tri-State will be heading back to class.

  Hopkins Co. schools approve reopening plan

The school corporation has also implemented a slew of rules to keep facilities clean.

  Owensboro businessman Jack Wells dies

Wells, a developer for health care facilities, helped build the Alorica Building, the downtown riverfront Holiday Inn, the Enclave at Riverfront Living, and many more buildings throughout the city of Owensboro.

  Traffic Alert: Lane closures in place on Twin Bridges for inspection

Transportation officials say the bridge inspection is expected to be finished by Sunday, August 16.

  Gov. Beshear launches statewide campaign

The Green River District Health Department is reporting another COVID-19 death and 22 additional cases Monday.

  2 facing drug trafficking charges after Probation & Parole home visit

Two are in jail, facing a list of charges after officers say they found drugs, guys and a large amount of cash in a Muhlenberg County home.

  Owensboro Public Schools spends nearly $500K on PPE

Owensboro Public Schools (OPS) are taking COVID-19 very seriously as they plan for students to come back into their buildings.

Gov. Beshear: COVID-19 claims life of Muhlenberg Co. woman

Kentucky is reporting 463 new COVID-19 cases. Beshear says 11 of those newly reported cases are children ages five and younger.

  Group organizes ‘Save the Confederate Statue’ rally in Owensboro

Several protesters gathered outside the Daviess County Courthouse on Saturday morning, calling for local leaders to keep the Confederate statue located on the courthouse lawn to stay where it is.

  Amy McGrath makes stop in Owensboro this weekend

This visit was all part of McGrath’s ongoing efforts to expand voting access, as she kicks off her voter registration initiative. The outreach includes historically disenfranchised Kentuckians.

KY confirms 572 new COVID-19 cases, 5 additional deaths

Kentucky is currently reporting that 30,723 people have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 5.22%.

New lawsuit filed nearly a year after deadly Lincoln Co. pipeline explosion

It was August 1, 2019, when a gas pipeline ruptured and then exploded in the Moreland community.

  Eviction deadline passes for residents at condemned Madisonville hotel

Residents living at the Red Cardinal Inn were originally told they had two weeks to move out, but Madisonville officials pushed that date back to Friday afternoon.

KY surpasses 30k total COVID-19 cases

Kentucky is currently reporting that 30,151 people have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 5.43%.

  Owensboro recognized as only city nationwide to decrease June unemployment year to year

City officials claim that Owensboro is the only metropolitan area in the country to have lowered its year-over-year unemployment rate from June 2019 to June 2020.

Report: Kentucky ranked 9th in the nation for public sector job losses

Kentucky is among a minority of states with double-digit losses in public sector jobs and some fear the numbers will get worse.

Kentucky restaurant owners call on Congress to provide direct federal aid

According to the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC), 203,000 restaurant workers in Kentucky face uncertain employment prospects amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  HMP&L to buy 100% of output from new solar farm

HMP&L announced the electric utility will purchase 100% of the output of a new solar farm under development by Community Energy.

  Daviess Co. Public Schools name Virtual Academy director

Chad Alward has been named director of the Daviess County Public Schools Virtual Academy.

  KWC holding virtual homecoming celebration

Officials say a series of virtual events will take place Sept. 25-27, including the President’s Gala, Wesleyan Singers Cabaret, Virtual 5K and Sunday worship.

  Lunchrooms set to look different for Owensboro Public Schools

We spoke to Owensboro Public School officials about what changes are in store as students head back next month.

  Traffic stop leads to drug trafficking arrest in Muhlenberg Co.

Through further investigation, deputies say the driver had about 60 grams of suspected methamphetamine in his possession.

Madisonville-North Hopkins holding graduation ceremonies for Class of 2020 Sat.

They’re hosting a graduation ceremony, but are making some changes due to COVID-19.

  KY surpasses 29k total COVID-19 cases

Kentucky is currently reporting that 29,386 people have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 5.66%.

  City leaders decide to not relocate confederate monument to Owensboro Museum of Science and History

Discussions surrounding the fate of the confederate monument located on the lawn of the Daviess County Courthouse continues, as local officials say they have come to the consensus to not move the statue to the Owensboro Museum of Science and History.

  School officials talk reopening plan at Henderson Chamber meeting

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce held another one of its “Community Conversations” on Thursday, athe conversation was centered around back-to-school plans throughout the county.

  Teens help catch burglary suspect, police say

Owensboro Police say they were called around 2 p.m. Wednesday because there was a burglary at home in the 400 block of West Legion Boulevard.

  Tyson Foods launches new, nationwide COVID monitoring strategy; Expands health staff

Tyson Foods officials are launching a new COVID-19 monitoring program and expanding its occupational health staff.

  Tri-State native, sports reporter recovering from COVID-19

Lyndsey Gough, a Union County native and a young ambitious sports reporter, continues to recover from COVID-19 after spending nearly a dozen days in the hospital and undergoing emergency surgery.

  KY announces 619 new COVID-19 cases, 5 additional deaths

Kentucky is currently reporting that 28,727 people have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 5.81%