City Utility Commission meeting available by video teleconference on Jan. 20

The City Utility Commission of the City of Owensboro will hold its special meeting of the Commission by audio and video teleconference at 11:30 am on Thursday, January 20, 2022, as permitted by and in conformity with KRS 61.826 an SB 150. The coronavirus pandemic and the declaration of a state of emergency by the Governor of Kentucky make it infeasible for the Commission to provide meeting room conditions at…

OMU general manager announces retirement Frizzell to retire effective August 2022

At today’s Owensboro Utility Commission meeting, General Manager Kevin Frizzell advised the Commission that he intends to retire effective August 1, 2022. Frizzell told the Commission he was making the announcement now so to provide ample time for the selection of a new General Manager and to ensure a smooth transition. Frizzell, who will have 32 years of service upon his retirement has served as General Manager for the past…

City Utility Commission meeting available by video teleconference on Dec. 16

The City Utility Commission of the City of Owensboro will hold its special meeting of the Commission by audio and video teleconference at 11:30 am on Thursday, December 16, 2021, as permitted by and in conformity with KRS 61.826 an SB 150. The coronavirus pandemic and the declaration of a state of emergency by the Governor of Kentucky make it infeasible for the Commission to provide meeting room conditions at…

Two winners selected in 2021 Holiday Lighting Contest

OMU and the City of Owensboro announced not one, but two, winners of their annual Holiday Lighting Contest. Judges had 16 entries to consider, and were torn between all of the options. However, two homes stood out. The winners were selected due to their unique approach, demonstration of holiday cheer and overall appearance. Winners will each receive a $250 OMU gift certificate, a lighted sign announcing them as a winner,…

City Utility Commission meeting available by video teleconference on Nov. 16

The City Utility Commission of the City of Owensboro will hold its special meeting of the Commission by audio and video teleconference at 11:30 am on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, as permitted by and in conformity with KRS 61.826 an SB 150. The coronavirus pandemic and the declaration of a state of emergency by the Governor of Kentucky make it infeasible for the Commission to provide meeting room conditions at…

OMU, City of Owensboro announce holiday lighting contest

OMU and the City of Owensboro Neighborhood Alliance Program are hosting the annual Golden Santa Award. This unique residential holiday lighting contest carries with it not only bragging rights, but a $250 OMU gift certificate and a lighted yard sign. Entries will be judged on originality, use of light, color, design and movement. Judging will take place December 6 and 7. The winner will be honored by the Owensboro City…

City Utility Commission meeting available by video teleconference on Oct. 26

The City Utility Commission of the City of Owensboro will hold its special meeting of the Commission by audio and video teleconference at 11:30 am on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, as permitted by and in conformity with KRS 61.826 an SB 150. The coronavirus pandemic and the declaration of a state of emergency by the Governor of Kentucky make it infeasible for the Commission to provide meeting room conditions at…

Routine flushing of OMU water system to begin Monday, October 25

Owensboro Municipal Utilities crews will be conducting the utility’s semi-annual water line flush for city customers starting October 25. The flushing is expected to take approximately one week. Crews will be working between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. each of those days and will begin on the northeast end of the city and work south and west. The crews will open fire hydrants throughout the water system as part of…

OMU celebrates Public Power Month October event includes small appliance, LED light bulb giveaways

Each October, OMU joins more than 2,000 other community-owned utilities to celebrate Public Power Month. This celebration is an opportunity for us to recognize the importance of having a publicly owned and operated utility, such as OMU, serving our community. OMU has provided electric and water utilities for more than 120 years, adding telecommunications and internet offerings in 1997. As part of this celebration, customers visiting our Customer Service Center…

OMUfibernet speeds double at no cost to customers

In its regular meeting on Thursday, September 16, the OMU Utility Commission approved the doubling of internet speeds for almost all OMUfibernet customers at no additional cost. OMU recently increased its bandwidth and is sharing that capacity with its internet subscribers. This will not include 1000Mbps customers who already receive the highest speeds available with current technology. OMU provides three levels of internet including enterprise, small business and residential, as…