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Meeting Recap: Fiscal Court considers zoning change

Daviess County Fiscal Court will consider whether to amend a zoning classification for 2116 Daniels Lane. On February 11th, the Owensboro Metropolitan Planning Commission (OMPC) voted 7-2 in favor of the zoning change, from R-1A Single Family Residential to R-3MF Multi-Family Residential. The applicants, 5five Financial, LLC (Chase Kelley) and James A. Coomes, are looking – Read More

County to seek grant for Tox Away Day

Daviess County will seek a state grant for a household hazardous waste disposal event. “We started doing this service three years ago,” explained David Smith, Director of Legislative Services.  “It’s been very popular.  It’s a chance for people to bring the waste that’s not supposed to go in our landfill and dispose of that in – Read More

Video: Truss Bridge Rehabilitation

Two 100-ft. long steel beams were delivered to Yellow Creek Park on Wednesday, March 17th. The beams will support the new deck of the iron truss bridge.  The historic span provides access to the Nature Center and hiking trails at the south end of the park. As part of the rehabilitation, the contractor will install – Read More

Parks Department Accepting Shelter Reservations

Daviess County Parks & Recreation is accepting shelter reservations for the 2021 season. “We have plenty of shelters available for a lot of different events at both Panther Creek and Yellow Creek Park,” explained Parks Director Ross Leigh.  “In past years, we have taken about 850 or so reservations per season.  We estimate we serve – Read More

Meeting Recap: County to seek utility assistance funding

Daviess County Fiscal Court will apply for utility assistance, as part of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CARES Act. The Green River Area Development District (GRADD) will administer the application on the County’s behalf.  If approved by the state, the County would be eligible for a grant award up to $200,000. Those funds would – Read More

Construction bid awarded for new playground

Plans are moving forward for a new inclusive playground at Horse Fork Creek Park. The Daviess County Fiscal Court awarded a construction bid for the project to Miracle of KY & TN.  The same company installed the custom playground at Smothers Park on the Owensboro riverfront. The new playground at Horse Fork Creek Park will – Read More

Fiscal Court to apply for utility relief funds

Daviess County will apply for utility relief funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CARES Program. The Green River Area Development District (GRADD) will administer the application on behalf of the Fiscal Court.  The funding would assist people who are in arrears on utility bills because of COVID related issues. “The way this would – Read More

Road crews battle snowfall, frigid temperatures

Additional snowfall has made for slippery road conditions.  Be careful if you have to travel. “We are hearing reports of anywhere from 2 to 5 inches of snow,” said County Engineer Mark Brasher. “Those roads that were clear yesterday are snow-covered this morning,” added Major Barry Smith of the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office.  “The only – Read More

Prepare for extremely cold weather, slick travel conditions

Accumulating snowfall has ended across the region, but many roads remain snow covered. “We didn’t get as much snow as they predicted,” said Major Barry Smith of the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office.  “However, all roads are either compacted with snow or have several inches of snow or ice.” “The roads still aren’t in the shape – Read More

Icy conditions, extremely cold weather expected

The National Weather Service has cancelled an Ice Storm Warning for Daviess County. However, roads remain slick and hazardous due to significant ice accumulation overnight.  The sheriff’s office and road department have asked people to avoid travel, if possible. Deputies were responding to several accidents to the south and east of Owensboro, with multiple vehicles – Read More