Converting the coal-burning, 290-megawatt Unit 2 of the Elmer Smith Station power plant to natural gas operation or obtaining power through a partnership with a natural gas power plant somewhere else are among several options officials of Owensboro Municipal Utilities are studying as the uti…
After more than an hour of debate Thursday morning, a House committee on labor issues rejected a Senate bill that would have exempted state school districts and universities from abiding by the state's prevailing wage law.
Only 40 percent of the grain in Kentucky bourbon is grown in Kentucky, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles told the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce's Rooster Booster Breakfast at the Owensboro Convention Center on Thursday.
Five people were charged Wednesday with animal cruelty after the Daviess County Animal Shelter seized 44 dogs from a home in the 6800 block of Pond River Road near West Louisville.
FRANKFORT — As Gov. Matt Bevin prepares to remake Kentucky's Medicaid program, a new national survey shows what's at stake: gains in insurance coverage matched only by one other state.
For nearly three decades, Jerry Long has been sharing what he has learned about genealogy research with patrons of the Kentucky Room at the Daviess County Public Library.
• 2016 Kentucky Sportsman's Show, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Owensboro Convention Center 501 W. Second St. The event features gun raffles, exhibits, seminars, entertainment and contests. Continues on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
Owensboro Public Schools Superintendent Nick Brake's concerns of lead exposure to local children and lead problems plaguing Flint, Michigan's water supply have brought new attention to what was thought to be an old and rare problem.
The old joke told Wednesday afternoon at the Owensboro Police Department was a familiar one: Why do officers speed?
FRANKFORT — Self-styled Washington outsider Rand Paul dropped his struggling Republican campaign for president Wednesday and is returning to the Senate to run for re-election.
The Black Cat, a nightclub near the Daviess-Ohio County line on Kentucky 54, will hold a fundraiser Saturday for the families of a man and woman killed in a Jan. 20 traffic accident.
FRANKFORT — House Democrats said Tuesday they likely will not approve $650 million worth of state spending cuts proposed by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, setting up a budget battle one month ahead of four special elections that could shift the balance of power in the legislature.
How Owensboro Municipal Utilities will continue to provide electrical power to its customers in the years to come is the subject of a staff presentation scheduled to be delivered to the OMU board at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.
The first arguments in a lawsuit filed by a former Owensboro woman who claims she contracted asbestos-associated cancer from asbestos brought home on her husband's clothes while he was working as an insulator at several regional companies, were heard Tuesday in Daviess Circuit Court.
Two Brescia University professors are combining their works for an exhibit in the Kentucky Wesleyan College Kolok-Ralph Gallery, at South Griffith Avenue and College Drive, during February.
Brunch, beauty and basketball are on the program of the "Helping Hearts for our Children" silent auction and fashion show at 11 a.m. Saturday at RiverPark Center.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses Monday, overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and a stronger-than-expected showing by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Among Democrats, Bernie Sanders rode a…
A bill that would restore voting rights to several classes of nonviolent felons was approved Monday by a House committee, which sends the bill to the full state House of Representatives for a vote.
Owensboro Health net revenues were up more than $50 million in 2015 over the previous fiscal year, according to the health care system's annual community report that highlights achievements in quality, service, accessibility and affordability.
Owensboro native and Murray State University freshman Catherine Triplett was one of 54 Kentucky artists chosen for the Kentucky Arts Council's "Kentucky Visions at the Capitol: Fifty: 50" exhibit.
The citizens of Owensboro shivered in the icy grip of the "cold wave" in 1916. The mercury in the government thermometer dropped to 18 degrees above zero. Indications point to a protracted winter siege, and the coldest weather of the winter season can be looked for before the "cold wave" tak…
A New Albany, Indiana, man who is a former member of the Lewisport Cemetery Board was charged Friday with felony theft for allegedly stealing more than $20,000 from the cemetery fund.
It will soon be four years since the federal Environmental Protection Agency issued its final standard for power plant mercury air emissions. Since then, Owensboro Municipal Utilities has spent millions of dollars to build and install mercury control equipment at its coal-burning Elmer Smith…
If the state Administrative Office of the Courts is forced to reduce its budget by 9 percent each year during the 2016-18 budget cycle, court officials will have to begin by slashing program funds, the state's chief justice said Friday.
LOUISVILLE — Tumeka Bethel and her husband, Aaron Barbour, feel like they're old pros in the business although their restaurant, Dasha Barbours Southern Bistro, has been open less than three years. In that time, they've learned a lot and are so sure they've found their calling that they're t…
Shortly after the final bell rang recently at Burns Middle School, more than a dozen students gathered in a classroom, where they snacked and chatted before one of the adults called "Fist to five!" over the noise.