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COVID-19 continues to surge; Daviess County returns to Red Zone

Daviess County has returned to the state’s COVID-19 Red Zone as the virus continues its significant uptick throughout the community, and lo… Read more


OPS hoping to "grow teachers" from classified staff

Owensboro Public Schools has begun a “grow your own” initiative in an effort to garner teachers from staff they already have. Read more


OCTC art student's work on display in state Capitol

When JC White painted “Pandemic Panorama,” he evoked images of yearning to escape. Read more



Bombers eager to take next step

In last week’s American Legion Baseball State Tournament in Mayfield, the Owensboro Post 9 Bombers did what they’ve done virtually all summ… Read more

Kentucky was a major basketball recruiting presence in July

It sure seemed like there was some drama on the University of Kentucky hoops recruiting trail, with which coaches were watching which top H… Read more

Eastern 12U's headed to Ripken World Series

The Owensboro Eastern 12U All-Stars are heading to the Cal Ripken Baseball World Series. Read more

Osaka eliminated from Tokyo Olympics tennis tournament

TOKYO — The host country’s superstar is out of the Tokyo Olympics. Read more


Tokyo Olympics: A success? A failure? And how to judge?

TOKYO — Will it be a success? A failure? Or none of the above? Read more

Red Sox rally late, extend lead over Blue Jays with 5-4 win

BOSTON — Alex Verdugo hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox rallied late for the second straight … Read more

With eye on SEC, Oklahoma, Texas move toward leaving Big 12

Oklahoma and Texas took the first formal step Monday toward moving to the Southeastern Conference and leaving the Big 12 behind. Read more

Stewart's walk-off HR lifts US over Japan, 2-1, for 5-0 record

YOKOHAMA, Japan — Kelsey Stewart has a knack for walk-off hits in Japan. Read more

Cunningham, Suggs headline list of point guards in NBA draft

Cade Cunningham arrived at Oklahoma State as the expected No. 1 overall NBA draft pick and did nothing to change that in one season as the … Read more

Green headlines list of shooting guards in NBA draft (copy)

Jalen Green bypassed college to get the jump on his professional career. The next step comes in Thursday’s NBA draft. Read more


Readers Write: July 27, 2021

Outer loop opposition overreacted Read more


M-I police reports for Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The following list was taken from reports from area law enforcement agencies: Read more

M-I police reports for Monday, July 26, 2021

The following list was taken from reports from area law enforcement agencies: Read more


The following building permits were issued last week: Read more

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