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PSC investigates nearly 1,000 damages to gas pipelines in past year, issues more than 400 citations

A year after taking over enforcement of the state’s call-before-you-dig statute as it relates to natural gas or hazardous liquid lines, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has issued more than 400 citations for violations of the law. The PSC assumed responsibility for enforcing the law on July 14, 2018. Since then, the PSC has received nearly 1,000 reports of excavation-caused damage to...

Daviess County Middle School teacher named Kentucky’s James Madison Fellow

By Mike Marsee Kentucky Teacher Derrick Lindow, a U.S. history teacher at Daviess County Middle School, has been selected as Kentucky’s 2019 James Madison Fellow by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation. Lindow (provided) The foundation grants up to $24,000 to one fellow from each state annually to cover the cost of tuition and books while attending a four-week session at Georgetown University...

Kentucky juniors can win scholarship, photo shoot through KHEAA’s ‘Promote Your School’ contest

A rising junior at one of Kentucky’s public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. The school must participate in the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program. To enter, the student must submit an essay about...

Republican DJ Johnson withdraws challenge for disputed election in the 13th District in Daviess Cty

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The furor over a disputed election for the 13th House District in Daviess County has ended after the person who sought an Election Contest Board withdrew his complaint. 
During the November General Election, Democrat Jim Glenn edged Republican incumbent DJ Johnson by one vote. Johnson requested a recanvass, but the result remained the same, and Glenn was certified as...

Owensboro native ‘finds himself’ in EKU aviation program through Kids’ Chance Scholarship program

For Chandler Osborne, a senior aviation major at Eastern Kentucky University, defying the odds runs in the family. David ‘Oz’ Osborne (Photo from EKU) His father, David “Oz” Osborne, is a walking miracle. In 1989, he was severely injured in an altercation while on duty as a Daviess County police officer. The perpetrator shot him five times, struck him repeatedly in the head with his...

Grain management meeting set for Feb. 28 to focus on minimizing postharvest storage issues

Tight marketing conditions have caused many growers to store larger amounts of grain for longer periods. To help producers work through some potential grain storage issues, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment specialists are hosting the Postharvest Grain Management Meeting Feb. 28. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., central time, at the Daviess County Extension office...

See KY: The burgoo is bubbling, the meat
is smoking all summer long in Owensboro

  At Owensboro’s summer barbecue picnics, it’s not uncommon to see barbecue pits 50 feet long with hundreds of chickens, pork butts and mutton quarters. (Photo from Facebook/VisitOwensboro)   Owensboro’s renowned International Bar-B-Q Festival may have already passed, but a summer of hickory-flavored festivities is just about to begin.   From now through the end of September,...

Kentucky solider Michael C. Cable dies when unit attacked by enemy forces in Afghanistan

A Kentucky soldier has died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.   According to the Department of Defense, Sgt. Michael C. Cable, 26, of Philpot in Daviess County, died March 27, from injuries sustained when his unit was attacked by enemy forces in Shinwar District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion,...