Routine flushing of water system to begin April 4

Owensboro Municipal Utilities crews will be conducting the utility’s semi-annual water line flush for city customers starting April 4. The flushing is expected to take approximately two weeks. 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 the…

Tim Lyons named OMU’s next General Manager

At its regular meeting Thursday, March 17, 2022, the Owensboro Utility Commission named Tim Lyons as its next general manager. Lyons will replace current General Manager Kevin Frizzell who announced his retirement effective August 1, 2022. Lyons has served as OMU’s Director of Delivery since 2013, overseeing the water and electric distribution systems for the municipal utility. He joined OMU as Transmission and Distribution Engineering Manager in 2007. “On behalf…

OMU awarded nearly $300,000 for water main replacements

On Thursday, March 3, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman presented $4,728,098 in funding to the Daviess County Fiscal Court. The funding comes through Gov. Andy Beshear’s Cleaner Water Program and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, administered by the Department for Local Government. On behalf of OMU, Tim Lyons, Director of Delivery, and Brad Howton, Director of Production, accepted a $297,000 grant which will be used to replace water mains…

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…