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Businesses excited by unprecedented move to Ellis Park
HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) — Churchill Downs announced they are suspending racing and moving the remainder of its spring meet to Ellis Park in Henderson. This comes as Churchill officials continue to investigate the numerous horse deaths at the track. Some people, including businesses in the Tri-State, are excited by the unprecedented move to Henderson. Trocadero […]
Expired tags lead to guns and drugs
A traffic stop of expired tags led to Evansville officers finding much more than first thought.
SUV fire causes traffic jam on Henderson strip
HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) — Fire officials and first responders were dispatched after an SUV caught on fire and brought traffic to a standstill Saturday afternoon in Henderson. According to dispatch, crews were called to the area of Barker Road and North Elm Street along the Henderson strip shortly before 3 p.m. The Henderson Police Department […]
‘You will be missed’: Mt. Carmel Jr. Aces football coach passes away
HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) — Mount Carmel Jr. Aces regretfully announced over social media Sunday evening that their beloved football coach, Gary Fortner, had passed away. It’s a very sad day as we join the Mount Carmel community in mourning the passing of a great one in Gary Fortner. Coach Fortner was a great man who […]
Morganfield downtown mural underway
HENDERSON Ky. (WEHT)- A mural depicting historical figures is underway in downtown Morganfield. The mural is being created by artists, Steve Kindrick Lane of Go Big Time Art and Rebecca Vincent of Mindseye Studio. The mural depicts the history of Morganfield and Union County with four individuals and three scenes. The first of the historic […]
Henderson deputies seize enough fentanyl to kill entire city
HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) — The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office recently seized enough fentanyl during an arrest that could possibly kill 32,000 people, or the entire population of Henderson. Thursday afternoon, deputies were trying to find a stolen vehicle out of Evansville which was believed to be heading south on the Twin Bridges. The vehicle was […]
The top 10 places people in Union County are looking to buy homes
Stacker compiled statistics about where people in Union County are looking to buy homes using cross-market demand and monthly inventory data from Realtor.com.
Henderson firefighters successfully deliver baby
HENDERSON, Ky. (WEVV) — Some Henderson firefighters are receiving some recognition after saving a mom and baby during delivery. We're told a woman had an unexpected birth of her baby last month. The family was on their way to the hospital when they realized they were not going to...
Milling and paving operations to start in Henderson and Hancock Counties
Starting Monday, June 5, a contractor plans to begin resurfacing on KY 351 and KY 136 in Henderson County plus KY 3199 in Hancock County.
Henderson City officials to replace water meters
HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - As part of an ongoing project, Henderson City officials say they’ll be replacing water meters in several neighborhoods. The meters will be replaced during regular business hours and you don’t have to be present. A city official will knock on your door to let...
Police reveal cause of death for escaped Ohio fugitive
HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) — The Henderson Police Department has revealed the cause of death for Bradley Gillespie, the escaped Ohio inmate that was found dead by boaters on the Ohio River over the weekend. Officers tell us it was determined that Gillespie died by drowning. An autopsy was performed by Henderson County Coroner Bruce Farmer […]
Henderson man arrested on possession of meth charges following moped accident; Henderson woman injured in separate wreck
A Henderson woman was injured in a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday at the intersection of 12th and North Elm streets. The Henderson Police Department, Henderson Fire Department and American Medical Response responded to the intersection of North Elm and 12th streets for a car accident. Police said that 24-year-old Gabrielle Grass...
Kemp Strikeouts 12 Warhawks to Advance in the State Tournament
The Henderson County Lady Colonels faced off against the Great Crossing Lady Warhawks in the Opening Round of the KHSAA FastPitch Softball State Tournament in Lexington. Lady Colonels sophomore pitcher Anna Kemp would strike out 2 of the 3 batters she faced in the top of the 3rd inning. In the bottom of the 3rd inning, the Lady Colonels would get on the board first with a 2 out RBI single by senior second baseman Anna Willett to give the Lady Colonels a 1-0 lead heading into the top of the 4th inning.
Mural painting underway in downtown Morganfield
MORGANFIELD, Ky. (WFIE) - A mural depicting historical figures and scenes is being painted in downtown Morganfield. Officials with the Green River Area Development District say the project was first conceived in 2019 as a dream of Morganfield Mayor Randy Greenwell after meeting with artists Steve Kindrick Lane and Rebecca Vincent.
Henderson County baseball will keep playing the underdog role in state tournament
HENDERSON, Ky. — As they finished the regular season, the Henderson County baseball team's outlook didn't look too promising. The Colonels were 14-17 overall following their finale with McCracken County, ending on their second skid this season of three games. They just couldn't seem to break through. Although they battled and challenged many of their opponents, they could never find much of a stride.
PETA: Stop playing ‘Russian roulette’ with horses’ lives
HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) — In light of Churchill Downs announcing they’re moving their spring-summer racing meet to Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky, PETA Senior Vice President says this “unprecedented” move could still cost more horses’ lives. Churchill Downs made the decision after 12 horses died at their race track during recent training and races. “We […]
Lane shifts begin Saturday on US 41 in Henderson as part of I-69 Ohio River Crossing project
HENDERSON, Ky. (WEVV) — Traffic will be shifting to the new crossovers on Highway 41 from 2nd Street/KY 351 to the US 60 interchange in Henderson this weekend. Northbound traffic will be shifting west to use the southbound roadbed early Saturday morning. Short-term rolling closures are expected early Saturday to finalize the traffic shift.
‘We didn’t want it to be a close game.’ Big inning sends Henderson Co. past Great Crossing.
Henderson County, East Jessamine, Daviess County and Central Hardin advance to the state softball quarterfinals.
Police: Man who ran into house arrested again after moped crash
HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - Henderson Police say they arrested a man after a moped crash. It happened late last Friday night at the intersection of 5th Street and Heilman Ave. Police say the driver, 67-year-old Doris Cunningham appeared to be intoxicated from alcohol and had been carrying a bag of meth.
Henderson history: Bad odors periodically plagued county but especially in late 1990s
Stinky emissions from Henderson County’s new chicken processing plant in the Robards-Sebree area would “gag a maggot,” Judge-executive Sandy Watkins said in mid-1998 when a group of unhappy citizens visited a meeting of Henderson Fiscal Court. That was a complete turnabout from his stance four years earlier,...
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