Kentucky’s Long-Range Transportation Vision

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is currently updating the Kentucky Long-Range Statewide Transportation Plan (LRSTP), which will help set the course for Kentucky's transportation system through 2045. As part of the process, the state has designed a 5-minute survey that allows anyone who lives or works in Kentucky to offer their thoughts on what the state's transportation priorities should be and how it should spend its transportation funds. KYTC needs to…

Goodwood Brewing is Coming to Western Kentucky

Goodwood Brewing and Spirit’s newest brewpub will be opening in early 2022 near Smothers Park in Owensboro, Kentucky. Goodwood Owensboro will feature a full kitchen and brewery onsite, with our award winning core beers, craft spirits and seasonal brews. A diverse food menu featuring southern classics with a twist, such as Chicken and Waffles, Brisket Totchos, Buffalo Cauliflower, Bourbon Brined Pork Chop and a unique and delicious weekend brunch. Many…

OCTC, Riverport Authority Launching CDL Academy

In October 2021, the Owensboro Community and Technical College will launch a Commercial Driver's License Academy to help address the driver shortage in the region.Offered through OCTC's Workforce Solutions division, this regional CDL driving academy is possible through a public partnership with the Owensboro Riverport Authority (ORA) and will offer both CDL Class A and Class B certification training. OCTC's multi-truck and trailer program received funding support from KCTCS-TRAINS and a…

Governor Announces Skills Training for Over 18,000 Kentuckians

Progress is being made in the commonwealth's mission of maintaining, developing and retaining its world-class workforce.Last Thursday, Aug. 19th, the Governor announced that nearly 18,300 Kentuckians are expected to receive skills training thanks to support provided through the Bluegrass State Skills Corp. (BSSC), a group connected to the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development that helps private-sector businesses establish industry-specific training programs. In the fiscal year 2021, which ended June 30th, the…

Owensboro, Daviess County Continues to Grow

The continuous growth of Owensboro and Daviess County, Kentucky is what we continue to strive for as a region. We were excited to see the recent results of the United States Census 2020. Owensboro reported 60,183 residents and Daviess County reported 103,312 residents. Over the last 10 years, Owensboro and Daviess County have experienced a population growth of 4.8% and 6.4% respectively. Owensboro is the 4th largest city in the…

Innovators Invited to Pitch Uses for Kentucky Bourbon Industry’s Surplus Stillage

With the number of Kentucky distillers increasing 250% the past decade, the need to address the industry’s spent-grain byproduct known as stillage has grown as well.Now, innovators and entrepreneurs can submit creative ideas, technologies and solutions for expanded uses of distilling byproduct. Proposals are due by Aug. 30, when five winners will be selected to present their ideas at the reverse pitch competition Oct. 25 during the 25th Distillers Grains…

OCTC Partners With High Schools to Offer Fast Path Nursing Program

Owensboro Community & Technical College and regional high schools have partnered to allow students wanting a career in nursing the option to utilize a "fast path" so they can enter OCTC's nursing program directly after graduation.OCTC Fast Path Nursing is a set of classes that can be taken while still in high school to accelerate the path towards an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing degree. Taken as prescribed, a…

GOEDC Hires VP of Business Development and Executive Assistant

Brad Davis has been hired as the Vice President of Business Development for the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation. Davis began his role with the organization on April 5th, 2021. Madison Krampe has been hired to take on the role as Executive Assistant for the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation. Krampe began her role with the organization on February 22nd, 2021. Brad Davis, a native of Daviess County, recently served as the Vice President of Operations of…

Broadband Bill Passes Kentucky State Senate

Good things are coming for the rural areas of Daviess County!The Broadband Funding Bill, otherwise known as 'House Bill 320', unanimously passed the Kentucky State House and Senate late Tuesday afternoon. HB320 will clear the way for rural electric cooperatives to feasibly provide broadband service to areas of the commonwealth that are currently unserved or underserved. The bill defines "unserved" and "underserved" areas as places where download and upload speeds are…

OBKY Local Look – Sun Windows

Sun Window’s heritage extends back to 1930, when Victor E. Anderson, Sr. developed a self-storing, wood storm window and began selling it door-to-door. Over the years, the company has evolved through changes in locations, name and product offerings to become a leading regional window and door manufacturer with a focus on innovation and quality.We are proud to have Sun Windows as one of our existing business and are glad they…