Daviess County Fiscal Court’s next proposed budget has no plans for borrowing money or tax increases. The $74.1 million spending blueprint unveiled this week also calls for county employees to receive 1.5% raises.The Messenger-Inquirer reports Daviess County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly says he wants county employees to receive a 2% raise.
The Chief Judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals is hoping more people will gain a better understanding of how that court works. Chief Judge Jeff Taylor of Owensboro says the Court of Appeals reviews the correctness of decisions made by trial courts, and conducts sessions around the state to give citizens the opportunity to see how the cases work.
Money to repaint Owensboro’s Glover H. Cary bridge is still included in the state’s two-year road plan. The $3.5 billion plan passed the Senate Transportation Committee this week and is expected to clear the full Senate by Friday.
Daviess County's Judge-Executive says he's pleased with federal lawmakers' responses so far to the idea of creating a new interstate highway across western Kentucky and southern Indiana. Al Mattingly and other political and business leaders from the region this week went to Washington DC to lobby lawmakers for funding for the proposed I-67, a four-lane interstate running from Washington, Indiana through Owensboro and continuing to Bowling Green, where it would connect with I-65.
Louisville-area advocates for victims of sexual abuse are criticizing a Jefferson County group for honoring Owensboro Bishop William Medley. The Courier-Journal reports Medley was one of seven recipients of the annual “Salute to Catholic Alumni Dinner”, which raises money to help poor students pay tuition at Catholic schools.