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Churchill Downs not moving forward with Ellis Park extension in Owensboro
OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Churchill Downs officials say they will not be moving an Ellis Park extension into the Owensboro Towne Square Mall. In a statement to 14 News, Churchill Downs officials say that they’ve shifted plans and are still evaluating new locations that can better enable them to create the entertainment destination they want for residents.
Cobb in search of kidney transplant
Since making Owensboro his home in the late 1980s, Henderson County native Anthony Cobb has found ways to make an impact. A veteran of the Persian Gulf War, he was with the U.S. Army’s 1st Cavalry Division and attained the rank of sergeant. He has been the former chaplain for the Owensboro Police Department and the local Fraternal Order of Police, a former pastor for Wing Avenue Baptist Church and a former Daviess County deputy constable.
Pedestrian bridge hit in Daviess County, inspection happening Thursday morning
DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (WEVV) — Some drivers in Daviess County could see delays Thursday morning after a bridge was hit over the weekend. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says that the Chautauqua Pedestrian Bridge was hit over the weekend. Drivers on East Parrish Avenue (KY 54) should expect closures beginning...
DCPS board eyeing Frederica Street property
The Daviess County Public Schools board will vote today on the written agreement to acquire 11.69 acres of property at the former US Bank location at 4801 Frederica Street. During the May 2 board luncheon, DCPS superintendent Matt Robbins said the district wanted a new central office building and that the board would rather buy an existing property than to build a new location.
DCSO: Man arrested after being involved with stolen van
DAVIESS CO., Ky. (WFIE) - The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office says an 18-year-old has been charged after being involved with a stolen van. According to a release, on May 11 officers were notified that a pickup truck had been stolen from a house in the east end of Daviess County.
Owensboro, Kentucky Non-Profit Requests Donations for Annual Yard Sale Fundraiser
It's the time of year to clean out attics, garages, and closets of unwanted items. The Kings Table is soliciting donations for its upcoming yard sale fundraiser to serve seniors in the community. Items large and small, they'll take them all!. The Kings Table provides groceries to over 200 seniors...
Here's what to expect for week three of Friday After 5 in Owensboro
OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEVV) — Friday After 5 is making its way back downtown for the free summer-long street festival. Executive Director of Friday After 5 Francine Marseille joined 44News This Morning to discuss what fans can soon expect in this 3rd week of the 16 week campaign. This week's...
Ohio Co. deputies looking for theft suspect
OHIO CO., Ky. (WFIE) - Ohio County Authorities need your help identifying a woman. Sheriff’s Deputies say they want to ask her about a theft at a Fordsville auto parts store. Deputies say the theft happened Tuesday afternoon. If you know who this person is, contact the Ohio County...
Owensboro RiverDawgs will not play in Owensboro in 2023
The Owensboro RiverDawgs will not play in the 2023 season. The Ohio Valley League team has decided to opt out of the season.
Kentucky superintendent suspended as two other leaders call it quits
Matthew Constant, the superintendent of Owensboro Public Schools, was suspended by the district’s school board last week as the longtime educator faces an investigation by the Kentucky State Police. Authorities did not provide any details about the criminal allegation made against Constant or the investigation, according to The Owensboro...
Teen donates courthouse replica to county
A glass case inside the main hallway of the Daviess County Courthouse now contains a built-to-scale replica of the 59-year-old government building. Its builder, 13-year-old Sydnee Mayfield, constructed the replica as part of a school project assigned in her eighth-grade English class at Heritage Christian School.
Celebrate National Trails Day with Your Furry Friend at Rudy Mine Trails
Celebrate National Trails Day at Rudy Mine Trails on June 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with Hike with Your Hound, an event where participants can bring their dogs along for the hike.
3 teens severely injured in rollover crash in Spencer County
HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) — Three teenagers were hospitalized after being involved in a serious crash late Tuesday night. Shortly before 10 p.m., first responders were called to the accident east of the intersection of CR 1200 N and US 231. Spencer County Sheriff deputies say they arrived on scene and found a severely damaged 2004 […]
Grigsby named new principal at East View Elementary School
Daviess County Public Schools announced Wednesday that Jo Beth Grigsby will serve as principal of East View Elementary School beginning July 1. Grigsby will replace Sonya Simpson, who accepted a position at the district level.
OPS honors Barr's service with award
Tonya Barr, school/juvenile court liaison, was honored by Owensboro Public Schools on May 25 with the Community Pillar of Support award for her work with the district’s students. “I was surprised and I really didn’t expect it. But I feel very honored,” she said. “I don’t really see myself...
Allegiant Air takes final flight out of Owensboro
(WEHT) - Allegiant Air's final flight out of Owensboro took off at 9:15 p.m. on Monday.
There’s a Fun ‘Grill & Chill’ Event Coming to Owensboro, KY
Here at WBKR, our 2023 Yard Party series continues this week and, for the first time ever, we're hosting Building Stronger Families. The local nonprofit is going to be with us Friday, June 2nd from 10am to 1 and will be hosting a cookout on our front lawn at 3301 Frederica Street. The forecast for Friday is looking fantastic and you're invited to "Grill & Chill."
USGS Confirms Earthquake Did Happen
There was a whole lot of shaking going on in Mclean County Monday night around 10:35. The U.S. Geological Survey confirms that a 3.0 magnitude quake occurred at 9:45 pm 3.2 miles west of Calhoun, Kentucky and felt in Owensboro. Experts say damage doesn’t happen until an earthquake magnitude reaches...
Two Small Earthquakes Rumbled Western Kentucky on Monday Night
When I started working for WBKR/WOMI back in 2007, I didn't immediately move to Owensboro. After a couple of months, I finally found a place, and one night, I thought a freight train was rolling through my living room. The epicenter of a 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit our neighbors in...
G.D. Ritzy’s is Closing After 40 Years – Don’t Worry it’s Not in Indiana or Kentucky
If you saw a headline about G.D. Ritzy's closing, rest assured our local restaurants are not going anywhere. You are probably wondering why any G.D. Ritzy's would be forced to turn off the grills and close for good. The Huntington, West Virginia location has had some unfortunate circumstances since 2019. Owner Jason Webb says that COVID-19, rising food costs, embezzlement, and road construction detouring customers all contributed to the closure of his G.D. Ritzy's.
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