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Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Western Kentucky until 10 p.m. Wednesday. Slick roads and hazardous driving conditions are expected for the evening commute, with snowfall totals of 1 to 2 inches in Owensboro – Daviess County. Slow down and use caution while traveling.  Bridges, overpasses, and ramps typically freeze – Read More

Staging Event for P25 Digital Radio System

Earlier this month, Daviess County officials attended a staging event for the new P25 digital radio system at Motorola’s corporate headquarters. It was an opportunity for first responders to see how the tower equipment will operate during large-scale emergencies. “We taxed the system by doing mock emergency failures so we could see what would happen,” – Read More

Video: How to Obtain a REAL ID Credential

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has opened a permanent Regional Driver Licensing Office at the Daviess County Operations Center. “The new Owensboro office expands an important customer service,” said KYTC Secretary Jim Gray.  “But we are doing so in a way that protects the health and safety of our customers and our employees. That includes – Read More

White Flag Warming Center

According to the National Weather Service, White Flag criteria (15ºF or lower air temperature and/or wind chill) will likely be met Friday night (January 22, 2021). The Daniel Pitino (501 Walnut St, Owensboro, KY) and St. Benedict’s (1001 W 7th St, Owensboro, KY) homeless shelters are currently not at capacity. If capacity is exceeded during – Read More

West Daviess County Landfill

Fiscal Court Extends OMU Agreement

The Daviess County Fiscal Court has approved a one-year extension of a waste management services agreement with Owensboro Municipal Utilities (OMU). “We signed a contract almost five years ago with OMU to handle their coal combustion residuals…what’s left over after they burn coal,” explained David Smith, Director of Legislative Services. “We hoped to be done – Read More

Rehab ahead for historic bridge at Yellow Creek Park

A historic bridge at Yellow Creek Park will be closed for several months to accommodate a rehabilitation project. The iron truss structure spans a tributary of Yellow Creek, providing access to the Nature Center and hiking trails in the south end of the park. “The truss bridge has always been a centerpiece,” said Ross Leigh, – Read More

2021 State of the County Address

Judge-Executive Al Mattingly delivered his 11th State of the County address during a remote Rooster Booster event on Thursday, January 7th. “The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to be the hot topic,” he said.  “Keeping our citizens healthy and informed…as well as providing a safe work environment for our employees…is number one on our list of – Read More

Winter Driving Safety

After months of mild weather, it's easy to forget that snow and ice can lead to treacherous driving conditions. The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office says accidents often occur at the onset of winter weather. A light dusting of snow or ice can make bridges and overpasses especially slick. Remember to reduce your speed and avoid – Read More

Record Year for Christmas at Panther Creek

The final collection for ‘Christmas at Panther Creek’ totaled nearly $50,000 in a record year for the holiday light display. “We’ve wrapped up our five-week season collecting $49,308.01, which recognizes just shy of 10,000 cars,” said Ross Leigh, Director of Parks & Recreation. “If you figure even three people per car, that’s one-third of Daviess – Read More

Public Service Announcement – White Flag Warming Center

According to the National Weather Service (Paducah), White Flag criteria (15ºF or lower air temperature and/or wind chill) may be met Thursday (December 24, 2020) and Friday (December 25, 2020) nights. The Daniel Pitino (501 Walnut St, Owensboro, KY) and St. Benedict’s (1001 W 7th St, Owensboro, KY) homeless shelters are currently not at capacity. – Read More