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 2021-09-21 05:15 

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Schools release information on test-to-stay program...

The Daviess County, Owensboro and Owensboro Catholic school systems are moving forward with plans and protocols for their newly-released test-to-stay programs....

 2021-09-21 05:15 

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OCTC offering accelerated paramedic training...

A partnership between Owensboro Community & Technical College, the Daviess County and Owensboro fire departments and AMR Ambulance has been established to address a shortage of paramedics locally....

 2021-09-21 05:15 

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National Guard lending much-needed support...

Since arriving at Ohio County Healthcare, Kentucky National Guard members have helped fill important gaps in staffing as the healthcare facility incorporates its emergency staffing models to accommodate for the influx of COVID-19 patients....

 2021-09-21 05:15 

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Future of Cravens Pool being considered...

The future of Cravens Pool, which has provided summer fun for Owensboro residents since 1975, is at a crossroads. Significant repairs are needed, and residents are invited to share their thoughts on the continued viability of the facility....

 2021-09-21 05:15 

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This Week in History: Sept. 20-24...

At midnight last night the swan song of the old water plant was voided. Half a dozen long blasts of the whistle were sounded, as though in deep distress. The whistle that for 40 years had warned people of a......

 2021-09-21 05:15 

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Southtown force main damage costs $400,000...

While work on a collapsed manhole at the intersection of Goetz Drive and Southtown Boulevard has been ongoing since late February, emergency repairs to the area were required this week totaling $400,000....

 2021-09-21 05:15 

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Vaccine approval for younger demographic could fill vaccination gap...

Green River District Health Department Public Health Director Clay Horton said if Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine were to be granted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, it would fill a large vaccination gap in the....

 2021-09-21 05:15 

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DCHS Band of Pride named Grand Champion in Ohio County Marching Invitational...

The Daviess County High School Band of Pride competed in the Ohio County Marching Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 18....

 2021-09-21 05:00 

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Madisonville City Council approves mining within city limits...

In an action-packed Madisonville City Council meeting, final approval of several impactful ordinances was given Monday....

 2021-09-20 05:00 

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Brew Bridge adding a downtown trolley...

Owensboro will soon have two downtown trolleys — one public and one private....

 2021-09-20 05:00 

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Bill would make "Swatting" a felony...

A bill prefiled for next year's General Assembly session would make it a felony to call in a false report on a home, if the report resulted in an emergency response or an injury to the home's occupant....

 2021-09-20 05:00 

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$2.5 million courthouse project moving forward...

McLean Fiscal Court is ready to move forward with a $2.5 million courthouse project....

 2021-09-20 05:00 

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Owensboro Youth Hockey Association growing with new president...

While ice hockey traces its origins to the cold Canadian winters of Montreal, the always "cool" sport continues to grow further from those boundaries and the Owensboro Youth Hockey Association continues to provide opportunities for kids of all age...

 2021-09-20 05:00 

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SparKy has a new home...

SparKy — Saving Paws Animal Rescue of Kentucky — has a new home at 1004 E. 18th St....

 2021-09-20 05:00 

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OPS, DCPS to give staff 'COVID-19 pay'...

In an effort to reward school district employees for going beyond their lines of duty in the last 18 months, city and county school systems are providing supplemental "COVID-19 pay."...

 2021-09-20 05:00 

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Indiana county deputy shot, critically injured while on duty...

NEW HARMONY, Ind. (AP) — A county deputy from southwestern Indiana was shot and seriously injured while on duty Saturday evening, authorities said....

 2021-09-19 05:15 

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When I was a little boy ......

When I was a little boy, I was absolutely sure the world revolved around Hamilton Avenue....

 2021-09-19 05:00 

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'Bluegrass, Bourbon & Blooms' coming to Garden...

Western Kentucky Botanical Garden is turning into a concert venue....

 2021-09-19 05:00 

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OCTC trying to attract more high schoolers into nursing program...

As part of its efforts to promote the nursing field, Owensboro Community & Technical College will be offering an Experience Nursing day for high school students on Friday....

 2021-09-19 05:00 

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Gray gearing up for new county vet clinic...

Daviess County veterinarian Dr. Julie Gray said that she has been interested in animal rescue throughout her entire career, and the soon-to-be constructed county animal clinic is the best way she can take care of those animals for the county....

 2021-09-19 05:00 

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Bluegrass Music Capital of the World?...

There are no signs at the city limits that proclaim that Owensboro is the "Bluegrass Music Capital of the World."...

 2021-09-19 05:00 

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Romp Festival went without a hitch Saturday, despite impending weather...

Although rain might have threatened to put a damper on things early on in the day, Romp Festival went on without a hitch Saturday....

 2021-09-18 05:00 

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Guthrie praises HITDA designation, discusses COVID booster shots...

Congressman Brett Guthrie said Friday the federal government is ready to provide money and assistance to the Daviess County, through the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program....

 2021-09-18 05:00 

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GRADD received grant for BEC program...

The Green River Area Development District received a $120,000 grant Thursday that will help fund the Benefits Enrollment Center....

 2021-09-18 05:00 

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Dream Riders to extend Saturday hours, offer more classes...

Dream Riders of Kentucky plans to extend its Saturday hours to accommodate for an extra class as the nonprofit experiences growth in participants for the upcoming semester....

 2021-09-18 05:00 

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Farewell to my father...

I knew it was going to happen. I just hoped it never would....

 2021-09-18 05:00 

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County's COVID-19 cases still increasing...

New cases of COVID-19 continue to be very high in the district with nearly 20 additional COVID-19-related deaths since last week, according to Green River District Health Department....

 2021-09-18 05:00 

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Most Kentucky school boards vote to keep mask requirement...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Assigned by the Kentucky legislature to settle a volatile political issue, school boards across the Bluegrass State voted overwhelmingly to keep masks on students and staffs while at school as COVID-19 infections continue to mo...

 2021-09-17 05:00 

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Area school systems choose 'test-to-stay' company...

Continuing their collaboration to address the pandemic safely, Owensboro, Daviess County, and Owensboro Catholic schools are joining forces to utilize the services of a northern Kentucky company, Ethos Laboratories, to handle their "test-to-stay4; ...

 2021-09-17 05:00 

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Statewide poll shows decrease in vaccine hesitancy...

According to a poll conducted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy throughout the state has decreased with about three-fourths of Kentuckians having already reportedly received a vaccine....

 2021-09-17 05:00 

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Social media trend causing school vandalism...

A TikTok hashtag has been disrupting learning this week, and forcing one school district to close some of its restrooms in an effort to mitigate vandalism....

 2021-09-17 05:00 

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Fiscal Court OKs removal of Panther Creek Park fire tower...

After receiving a report that outlined several safety issues with the Panther Creek Park fire tower that would cost an estimated $150,000 to fix, members of Daviess Fiscal Court agreed that repairing the shuttered tower is not a fiscally responsible......

 2021-09-17 05:00 

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KCTS officials discuss barriers that keep students from succeeding...

The heads of the Kentucky Community & Technical College System said Thursday that students at community colleges traditionally face more hurdles between them and a college degree than students at four-year state universities....

 2021-09-17 05:00 

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Statewide poll shows decrease in vaccine hesitancy...

According to a poll conducted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy throughout the state has decreased with about three-fourths of Kentuckians having already reportedly received a vaccine....

 2021-09-17 05:00 

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Music Marketplace...

ROMP Fest continued to entertain bluegrass fans at Yellow Creek Park on Thursday night....

 2021-09-17 05:00 

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OMU doubling internet speed for same price...

Owensboro Municipal Utilities is offering its internet customers a deal — twice the speed for the same price....

 2021-09-17 05:00 

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Music Marketplace: Food, arts and craft vendors part of ROMP experience...

ROMP Fest continued to entertain bluegrass fans at Yellow Creek Park on Thursday night....

 2021-09-16 21:20 

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KCTS officials discuss barriers that keep students from succeeding...

The heads of the Kentucky Community & Technical College System said Thursday that students at community colleges traditionally face more hurdles between them and a college degree than students at four-year state universities....

 2021-09-16 05:00 

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OH will transition to monoclonal antibody treatment limit...

Owensboro Health will limit its COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment after a federal change in the way it will be distributed among states as a result of supply shortages and extraordinary demand across the country....

 2021-09-16 05:00 

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School districts hopeful SB1 will speed up background checks...

Officials from area school districts are hopeful that a provision of Senate Bill 1 will help break down barriers to their hiring process....

 2021-09-16 05:00 

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$2.5 million courthouse project moving forward...

McLean Fiscal Court is ready to move forward with a $2.5 million courthouse project....

 2021-09-16 05:00 

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Lions Clubs roar to ninth tractor drive...

The Livermore Lions Club will have some tractors on the road this weekend....

 2021-09-16 05:00 

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MCPS will keep mask mandate...

McLean County Public Schools will keep their mask mandate in place....

 2021-09-16 05:00 

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Jail hit with COVID-19 outbreak...

The Daviess County Detention Center has suspended most of its inmate programs, and has put inmates on limited movement, as the jail contends with an outbreak of COVD-19....

 2021-09-16 05:00 

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H.L. Nebblett Center's Western Academy preparing for new year...

The Western Academy at the H.L. Neblett Center is currently accepting applications for its Western Academy program, which is now open to African American males in grades 3-8....

 2021-09-16 05:00 

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H.L. Neblett Center's Western Academy preparing for new year...

The Western Academy at the H.L. Neblett Center is currently accepting applications for its Western Academy program, which is now open to African American males in grades 3-8....

 2021-09-15 19:15 

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OFD: New device improves administering of CPR...

The Owensboro Fire Department is seeking a grant to purchase several automatic CPR devices that perform CPR continuously while responders also assist the patient....

 2021-09-15 05:00 

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DCPS 'encouraged' by test-to-stay options...

Daviess County Public Schools Superintendent Matt Robbins said on Tuesday he anticipates preliminary decisions being made within the next 48 hours regarding a "test-to-stay4; model....

 2021-09-15 05:00 

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Brescia named a 'best value' southern college by U.S. News & World Report...

Brescia University has been named a "best value" school among regional southern colleges by U.S. News & World Report....

 2021-09-15 05:00 

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OWB retaining Cape Air...

The Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport Board unanimously approved retaining Cape Air as its essential air provider during a special meeting Tuesday....

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