Posted on: May 26, 2017

Flowers, remembrances allowed in cemetery through June 4

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HENDERSON, Ky. -- In observance of Memorial Day, Cemetery officials of Fernwood and Fairmont Cemeteries are allowing placement of flowers on burial spaces beginning Friday, May 26, and they may remain until Sunday, June 4. 

Flowers and other items lef...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

JFK Center offering free summer youth program

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HENDERSON, Ky. – The John F. Kennedy Community Center will offer a free summer youth program starting Tuesday, May 30.

The Monday through Friday program is available to all kindergarten through fifth-grade students and runs through July 28. Program h...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Atkinson Pool opening for Memorial Day weekend

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HENDERSON, Ky. –  In observance of Memorial Day, the John F. Kennedy Community Center and the City of Henderson Parks administrative offices will be closed on Monday.

The Atkinson Pool will be opening for the season, weather permitting, on Saturday, M...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Audubon Kid Zone hosting 'Summer Sizzler' series

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HENDERSON, Ky. – Audubon Kid Zone will kick off a weekly series of events called “Summer Sizzler” this Thursday, May 25, at the corner of Powell and Letcher streets in Henderson’s East End.

The Thursday night events run from 6 to 8 ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Hays Boat Ramp closed until repairs can be made

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HENDERSON, Ky. – With the Memorial Day weekend just ahead and the start of boating season here, please be aware that Hays Boat Ramp located in the City of Henderson’s Hays Park (near Park Field) is closed until repairs can be made to t...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Memorial Day Service set for Monday in Central Park

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HENDERSON, Ky. -- With more than 5,100 memorial crosses to provide the backdrop, the annual Memorial Day observance hosted by the Henderson War Memorial Foundation is scheduled for Monday, May 29, in Central Park.

The hour-long ceremony is scheduled to beg...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Recycling Center changing its hours, closing for Memorial Day weekend

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HENDERSON, Ky. -- Starting May 30, Henderson County Recycling center will be changing its hours of operation.

The new hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

The Recycling center also offers 24-hour drop-o...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Community Band starting rehearsals for July 4 concert

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HENDERSON, Ky. -- The Henderson Community Band directed by Paul Metzger is starting rehearsals this Thursday, May 25, to prepare for its annual Fourth of July Concert.

This year’s concert will take place at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 4, at South Middl...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Bookmobile expanding summer schedule to include some local parks

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HENDERSON, Ky. -- The Bookmobile service of the Henderson County Public Library is altering its schedule this summer to include some stops that it doesn’t normally make when school is in session, including some City of Henderson parks.

The summer sch...

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Posted on: May 20, 2017

Memorial Day to alter trash collection schedule

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HENDERSON, Ky. – Trash collection in the City of Henderson and services at the landfill/transfer station will be operating on a different schedule during the week of the Memorial Day holiday.

There will be no trash collection on Monday, May 29, accor...

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Posted on: May 20, 2017

Milling, paving, patching starting on City streets

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HENDERSON, Ky. -- Over the next two to three weeks, motorists will see milling, paving and patching projects on a number of City streets.

Milling is scheduled to start coming this Monday, May 22. Many of the streets on the list will be milled and paved, bu...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

HCC offering free 'soft skills'-related classes over next several weeks

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HENDERSON, Ky. -- A follow-up to a "soft-skills" workshop offered recently by Kyndle, Henderson Community College and Workforce Solutions will offer a series of courses in three locations now through September.

The classes are free and take place from 2 to...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

City Finance Department earns distinction for FY2017 budget

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HENDERSON, KY, May 17, 2017– The City of Henderson’s Finance Department and Director Robert Gunter have received an award for the City’s budget presentation from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United State...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Henderson recognized as 'Playful City USA' for third year

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HENDERSON, KY, May 17, 2017 – For the third consecutive year, the City of Henderson has been awarded the Playful City USA designation from KaBoom!, a national non-profit organization.

KaBoom!’s mission is to create places to play, to inspir...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

HPD participating in 'Click It or Ticket' enforcement campaign

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HENDERSON, Ky. -- As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacations, the Henderson Police Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket.

Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep you and your family safe, the national seat belt camp...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

OVAL hosting 'Art on the Vine' art fest and sale at Farmer & Frenchman

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HENDERSON, Ky. -- An event called "Art on the Vine" that is an art festival and sale is coming to Farmer & Frenchman Winery on June 24.

The event will run from noon to 9 p.m. in the events barn at the winery. Farmer & Frenchman will host a reception fr...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

GRITS offering transportation to Owensboro unemployment office

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HENDERSON, Ky. – Following the closure of the local office of Kentucky Career Center at Second and Water streets in February, Green River Intra-County Transit System (GRITS) is now offering daily transportation from Henderson to the Owensboro Career Cente...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Downtown Partnership launching 'First Friday' series

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UPDATE: Event launch postponed until May 12 because of weather.

HENDERSON, Ky. -- They're billing it as "lunch with a side of live music."

Downtown Henderson Partnership is launching its "First Fridays" series this Friday, May 5, at The Depot...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Farmers Market at Fairgrounds opening for the season

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HENDERSON, Ky. – Although a couple of local growers have gotten an early start, the Henderson Farmers Market will officially open for the season on Tuesday.

The market is located at the Cates & Porter Pavilion located at the Henderson County Fair...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Handy organizers looking for volunteers for 27th-annual festival

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HENDERSON, Ky. -- Organizers of the W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival are looking for volunteers for their 27th-annual event.

Festival dates are June 14-17. The main music stage in Audubon Mill Park will offer music from Wednesday through Saturday this ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Awards presented in 25th-annual 'A Fresh Perspective' art exhibit

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HENDERSON, Ky. -- Henderson Society of Art has presented awards in the 25th-annual "A Fresh Perspective" art exhibit now on exhibit at the John James Audubon State Park Museum.

Prize money totaled $2,400. The exhibit is co-sponsored by Audubon Museum and O...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Henderson Flash to open June 2; host families still needed

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HENDERSON, Ky. -- Henderson Flash, a summer collegiate baseball team, will report for duty in late May, and team owner/president Clay Bolin is still in search of host families to house the players.

Henderson Flash is a member of the Ohio Valley League, a w...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

W.C. Handy Festival announces lineup for 2017 festival

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HENDERSON, Ky. -- The Henderson Music Preservation Society Inc. has announced its main stage lineup for the 27th-annual W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival.

The festival's main stage in Audubon Mill Park on the Henderson riverfront will offer free, live m...

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Posted on: April 29, 2016

New storm siren operational

HENDERSON, KY, April 28, 2016– The emergency storm siren located at U.S. 41 and Watson Lane is functional again.
The unit was damaged by high winds late last fall and has been out of service. City officials determined that it was not feasible to repair, ...Read More

Posted on: April 29, 2016

Vision Plan goals falling into place at one-year mark

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One year ago, the results of the Henderson Vision Plan were released in a report that revealed where residents, local business owners and community leaders think the community should be headed in the future.
It’s definitely not been a report that’s been ...Read More