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2020 has been a terrible year for most of us.

Many businesses closed, people lost their jobs and most events had to be postponed.

But the US Census Bureau found a silver lining.

He said this week that Daviess County had 647 new business applications in 2020, up 14.9% from the previous year.

• JED Rentals plans to build seven more apartments in this apartment complex on Goetz Drive, across from Burns Elementary and Burns Middle schools.

This will take the apartments to the corner of Goetz and Southtown Boulevard.

The company closed its Owensboro store in 2014.

Now, according to brostocks.com, there are only 23 Sears stores left in the country.

But none of them are in Kentucky, Indiana or Tennessee.

• Jagoe Homes has announced plans for Dove Point, a new community in Alvaton “just minutes from downtown Bowling Green”.

• Google said this week that it “helped deliver $1.83 billion in economic activity in 2021 to tens of thousands of businesses, nonprofits, publishers, creators, and of Kentucky developers who have used Google products to grow their online presence and connect with the people and communities they serve.”

• The Kentucky Department of Revenue indicates that this year’s tax filing deadline is Monday.

That’s because Friday was Emancipation Day, a holiday in Washington, D.C.

• Gas prices continue to fall in western Kentucky, according to AAA.

The average price in the region for a gallon of gasoline fell 12 cents to $3,766, the organization said.

He said Owensboro’s average price was $3.567

But half a dozen stations were $3.39 on Friday.

• The state this week said its general fund revenue for March was up 9% from a year ago.

And they are up 13.6% for the first nine months of the year.

Road fund revenue for March increased by 6.9%

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