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

Renovation Complete at Daviess County Operations Center

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will open a permanent Regional Driver Licensing Office to administer REAL ID-compliant credentials. The office will be located at the Daviess County Operations Center on Highway 81 in Owensboro. Judge-Executive Al Mattingly expects the facility to open in mid-January.  Watch the video below for a virtual tour. What is REAL – Read More

Holiday Fire Safety – Christmas Trees

(Owensboro) - Be fire smart this holiday season, especially when caring for your live Christmas tree. The Daviess County Fire Department offers these safety tips, in coordination with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Picking the tree Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched. Placing the tree Before – Read More

Daviess County Bar and Restaurant Relief Program

The Daviess County Fiscal Court will establish a Bar and Restaurant Relief Fund to assist businesses that have been negatively impacted by dine-in restrictions due to COVID-19. The Fund will make one-time grant awards of $5,000 per restaurant, with a $10,000 maximum per business entity.  The deadline to apply for the program is December 21st. – Read More