At Thursday morning's "State of the City" address, Owensboro Mayor Ron Payne announced 14WFIE will open a studio downtown in the historic Bell House across from the River Park Center.

Members of the 14News team were on hand to "break the news" including Randy Moore, Jackie Monroe, Brandon Bartlett, and Beth Sweeney. The exterior of the studio will include a giant screen that will display 14News live everyday WFIE's NBC programming continuously. A large window will allow visitors to watch the news as it's being broadcast on the air. Large signage will be placed on top of the new studio to greet travelers as they cross the blue bridge into Kentucky.

Interior renovations have begun and 14WFIE hopes to have the studio up and running this spring.