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Crash near Henderson's twin bridges injures 6 people

The Henderson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a crash that sent six people to the hospital early Sunday morning. It happened near US 41 North and Wolf Hills Road around 12:15 am. Deputies say one vehicle was found just before the twin bridges, overturned in a ditch. All four of...
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Police arrest five men for drug trafficking in Henderson area

HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force (PNTF) and Henderson County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) said they have arrested five men for trafficking drugs. The arrest comes after a six month investigation in the East end of Henderson and in the Spottsville, Reed area of Henderson County. Police identified the suspects as: Jalen D. Armstead, […]
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Confederate Railroad plays in Henderson for war memorial

HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – The effort to build a memorial in Henderson to honor American POWs and service members missing in action received a major boost from a popular country music group. Confederate Railroad played at the Henderson County Fairgrounds on June 24. Tickets at the gate were $30 dollars with proceeds going to building […]
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Authorities make multiple drug trafficking arrests in Henderson

With some help from the Kentucky State Police, the Henderson Police Department says multiple drug trafficking arrests were made in Henderson's East End on Thursday. According to HPD, 27-year-old Jalen D. Armstead was found and arrested on the felony charge of cocaine trafficking. HPD says Armstead has been previously convicted...
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Construction Begins On 10-Year I-69 Ohio Bridge

For years, local and regional business, travelers and natives have anticipated the construction of the I-69 Ohio River Crossing bridge between Henderson and Evansville, Indiana. Wednesday afternoon, Governor Andy Beshear joined officials near the river for the bridge’s celebrated groundbreaking. And on Thursday afternoon during his “Team Kentucky” update, Beshear...
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Gov. Beshear Announces $400K in Funding to Improve Parks in Henderson County

HENDERSON, Ky. (June 22, 2022) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear presented $400,000 in federal grant awards to improve two parks in Henderson County. The funding will be used for projects at the Airline Road Sports Complex and Sandy Lee Watkins Park. “These projects will benefit our Kentucky families and...

Henderson history: Funneling three railroads over one bridge posed quite a challenge

Like many of you, I welcomed the renovation of the old Union Station railroad depot that began in 2016-17 and am even more glad to hear it will soon be occupied. A crucial part of the intersection of three railroads at that location was coming down in 1947, although saving it would have made an interesting addition to the depot’s revival. It was called the switch tower and – in conjunction with a similar facility 4.6 miles...
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Kentucky officials break ground on I-69 ORX

— The first shovels of dirt have been turned for the Interstate 69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX). Gov. Andy Beshear, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray, Henderson Mayor Steve Austin, Henderson County Judge/Executive Brad Schneider, and Evansville, Indiana, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke joined forces today to break ground on I-69 ORX in Henderson. They gathered at the site of the future US 41 and I-69 interchange in Henderson.
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Gov. Beshear invests in Henderson to benefit Kentucky families

HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) — Gov. Andy Beshear is investing nearly half-a-million dollars into Henderson County in hopes of “investing in the well-being of Kentuckians”. Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the county will receive $400,000 in federal grant awards to improve two Henderson County parks. The funding will be used for projects at the Airline Road […]
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Henderson County gets $400,000 for recreation facilities

Federal Land and Water Conservation Funds (LWCF) totaling $400,000 have been awarded to Henderson County for Phase II of the Airline Road Sports Complex and the construction of a restroom facility at Sandy Lee Watkins Park. “I’m extremely grateful for the allocation of these federal funds and excited about the...
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Henderson County gets $400K to upgrade 2 parks

Projects to improve the quality of life in Henderson will soon be underway after the governor announced the county is being awarded with two grants. Governor Andy Beshear visited Henderson to hand out the federal grant awards hat will go to improving two parks in Henderson County. "These projects will...

A 10-year, $1.5 billion project started Wednesday with the turn of a shovel

HENDERSON, Ky. — It's going to take 10 years and more than $1 billion to get it done, but the massive Interstate 69 Ohio River Crossing project got its start on Wednesday. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear as "monumental" for the western part of the commonwealth. “My family roots in Western Kentucky go back for generations,"...
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Officials break ground on I-69 Ohio River Crossing in Henderson

Officials in Henderson, Kentucky were joined by Governor Andy Beshear on Wednesday to break ground on a large project. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. for the I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX), which eventually connect Henderson and Evansville, Indiana. Kentucky's governor, alongside Kentucky Transportation Cabinet...
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Western Kentucky counties see 352 new positive COVID-19 cases for the week

Several hundred new positive cases of COVID-19 were identified in western Kentucky over the past week, according to the Green River District Health Department. A report released Tuesday by GRDHD says that 352 new positive cases of the virus were identified within the past week. Here are the GRDHD counties...

Gov. Beshear to visit Henderson for new Ohio River bridge

HENDERSON CO., Ky. (WEHT) — Governor Andy Beshear will be joined by Henderson Mayor Steve Austin, Henderson County Judge Brad Schneider and Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke on June 22 for two different reasons. State officials say Beshear will be making the trip to Henderson County to break ground on Section 1 of the Interstate 69 […]
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We’re Off!’: Gov. Beshear and Kentucky Officials Break Ground on I-69 ORX

Henderson, Ky. (June 22, 2022) – The first shovels of dirt have been turned for the Interstate 69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX). Gov. Andy Beshear, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray, Henderson Mayor Steve Austin, Henderson County Judge/Executive Brad Schneider and Evansville, Indiana, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke joined forces today to break ground on I-69 ORX in Henderson. They gathered at the site of the future US 41 and I-69 interchange in Henderson.
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HENDERSON COUNTY AWARDED $400,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LOCAL PROJECTS

FRANKFORT, KY (June 22, 2022) — Federal Land and Water Conservation Funds (LWCF) totaling $400,000 have been awarded to Henderson County for Phase II of the Airline Road Sports Complex and the construction of a restroom facility at Sandy Lee Watkins Park. “I’m extremely grateful for the allocation of...
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Police Searching For Shooting Suspect

Evansville Police answered a shots fired call early Sunday morning at KC’s Marina Pointe. The Henderson County Sheriff’s office was requested after it was determined it happened on the Kentucky side of the Marina. The person shot was already at Deaconess Midtown Hospital. Both police departments worked the...
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