Category: News

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

Panel Discussion on Homelessness, White Flag

  Conversation: Facing Homelessness in Daviess County A discussion on homelessness in Owensboro - Daviess County with Judge-Executive Al Mattingly, Owensboro Mayor Tom Watson, EMA Director Andy Ball, and Harry Pedigo with St. Benedict's Shelter and the Homeless Council of the Ohio Valley. White Flag Warming Shelter - Information According to the National Weather Service, – Read More

Fish & Wildlife stocks rainbow trout at county parks

On Tuesday, February 2nd, the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) added 750 rainbow trout to each of the lakes at Panther Creek Park and Yellow Creek Park. Both parks participate in the Fishing in Neighborhoods (FINs) program, launched in 2006 to provide anglers with quality fishing opportunities close to home.  The program – Read More

Fiscal Court set to reduce insurance tax

The Daviess County Fiscal Court had the first reading of an ordinance to lower the insurance premium license fee. “The current insurance premium rate for Daviess County is 8.9 percent,” explained Treasurer Jim Hendrix.  “It consists of two increments.  The original piece was passed and then amended in the mid-1970s of 4.9 percent.” “And then – Read More