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Fiscal Court, UniFirst Corporation partner for mask donation

The Daviess County Fiscal Court and UniFirst Corporation are partnering to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to Audubon Area Community Services. On Tuesday, the Fiscal Court and UniFirst each donated 10,000 protective face masks – 20,000 in total – to the local community action agency. “It’s exciting for us to be able to give back – Read More

Monument Relocation Committee – Second Meeting

The second meeting of the Monument Relocation Committee will be held on Tuesday, September 29th at 4:30 p.m. The committee has been charged with recommending a new location for the courthouse confederate monument (soldier).  The recommendation is due within six months or by March 3, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the committee will meet – Read More

Monument Relocation Committee Meeting

The first meeting of the Monument Relocation Committee will be held on Wednesday, September 23rd at 4pm. The committee has been charged with recommending a new location for the courthouse confederate monument (soldier).  The recommendation is due within six months or by March 3, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the committee will meet virtually.  – Read More

Improving access to REAL ID credentials in Daviess County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will open a permanent Regional Driver Licensing office in Daviess County to administer REAL ID-compliant credentials. Judge-Executive Al Mattingly and State Representative Suzanne Miles discussed the move in a recent interview at the Daviess County Courthouse. “Daviess County is one of the largest counties in western Kentucky and we had – Read More

Fiscal Court approves renovations to Schertzinger Building

The Daviess County Fiscal Court has awarded a bid for renovation work at the Schertzinger Building. Formerly the site of RiverPark EyeCare, the Schertzinger Building is located at 221 Allen Street in Downtown Owensboro.  In the future, it will house Parks Administration and the Daviess County Emergency Management Agency, including the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). – Read More

Job Opening at The Senior Community Center

The Board of Directors of The Senior Community Center of Owensboro-Daviess County has begun an open search for a new Executive Director. “With the resignation of our current Executive Director”, explained Jennifer Allen, board chair, “our board has begun a search for her replacement.” The Executive Director (ED) position is responsible for overseeing the daily – Read More

Dedication for Louise Gasser Kirtley Memorial

Daviess County celebrates the life of Louise Gasser Kirtley with the dedication of a new memorial on the Courthouse lawn. The unveiling ceremony was held on Wednesday, August 26th to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. "This monument is dedicated to the – Read More

Fiscal Court moves to keep tax rates flat

The Daviess County Fiscal Court is looking to keep tax rates flat for another year. At Thursday’s meeting, commissioners heard the first reading on two ordinances: the first relating to the adoption of property tax rates and the second concerning the occupational and net profits license fees. “We actually lowered the property tax rate from – Read More

State portal to assist with voter registration, mail-in ballots

The Daviess County Clerk’s Office is preparing for the November 3rd General Election. Voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballots by mail or in-person.  The Kentucky State Board of Elections established a one-stop portal – www.GoVoteKy.com – to assist with voter registration and requesting an absentee mail-in ballot. Key Dates:    October 5th – Read More