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New Paramedic Program at OCTC

Daviess County Fiscal Court has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Owensboro Community & Technical College (OCTC), American Medical Response (AMR), and the City of Owensboro. “Effective January 2022, OCTC will provide an accelerated program for paramedics in our community,” said Judge-Executive Al Mattingly. “Once they pass this program, they will be able to – Read More

Free Paper Shredding Event

Daviess County Fiscal Court will hold a FREE Paper Shredding Event at the Owensboro Sportscenter on Friday, September 17th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “This is an opportunity to safely discard of old files, receipts, canceled checks, tax forms, and other confidential documents at no charge,” said Judge-Executive Al Mattingly. Daviess County residents, businesses, – Read More

Fairview Drive Meeting Rescheduled

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has rescheduled a public meeting for the proposed widening project on Fairview Drive, between Settles Road and Highway 54. The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 23rd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Highland Elementary School. Click here to review the project overview and supporting documents.  Participants will – Read More

Video: Christmas Wish Golf Scramble

It's a record year for the Christmas Wish Golf Scramble. The Daviess County Fire Department is hosting the event for the eighth time at Ben Hawes Golf Course in Owensboro.  All the proceeds support Christmas Wish to ensure that EVERY child in the Tri-State gets a visit from Santa. Watch the video with Inspector/Investigator Keith – Read More

Fundraising Opportunity – Christmas at Panther Creek

Daviess County non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for a unique fundraising opportunity. Five agencies will be selected at random for the ‘Christmas at Panther Creek’ holiday light display.  Collectively, these organizations will receive half of the total event proceeds. “2020 was a record year for ‘Christmas at Panther Creek,’ with just shy of 10,000 – Read More

County to seek proposals for broadband initiative

Daviess County Fiscal Court will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide high-speed internet to every home and business outside the OMU service territory. “Daviess County is rapidly falling behind some other counties in the Commonwealth, specifically Boone, Scott, Warren, Christian, Lyon, and Caldwell,” said Judge-Executive Al Mattingly. “They have all issued Request for – Read More

Changes for Independence Bank Fireworks Festival

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Daviess County Fiscal Court would like to announce several changes associated with the Independence Bank Fireworks Festival. The event will proceed on Saturday, September 4th at Panther Creek Park.  However, many of the activities accompanying the fireworks will be scaled back, in accordance with health and safety protocols. “This – Read More

Transition of Driver Licensing

All in-person driver licensing services will shift to the KYTC Regional Office on September 27th. Daviess County residents may renew or apply for a REAL ID, standard driver's license, learner permit, commercial driver license (CDL), or ID card at the regional office. “It’s a new era of driver licensing in Kentucky,” Gov. Andy Beshear said. – Read More

Paving Projects Begin in Daviess County

Daviess County Government will resurface more than 30 miles of roadway this Fiscal Year. Already, the contractor has finished paving Lee Rudy Road, W. 5th Street Road, and Worthington Road in western Daviess County, and Ward Road and Milton Road in eastern Daviess County. Watch the video with Judge-Executive Al Mattingly and Commissioner Charlie Castlen – Read More

Video: August Crop Report

It's been a relatively good year for Daviess County farmers. While less rainfall may impact corn and soybean yields, the weather has been ideal for tobacco.  Extension Agent Clint Hardy provides an update from Grant Farms in Stanley, Kentucky. Learn More: Ag & Natural Resources / Daviess County Cooperative Extension – Read More