Ohio River http://wkyufm.org en Owensboro Ponders Year-Round Marina at Ohio River http://wkyufm.org/post/owensboro-ponders-year-round-marina-ohio-river <p>The city of Owensboro has embraced the Ohio River in recent years, hoping it will lead to a revitalization of the downtown area and now the city is awaiting the results of a study on whether a marina would help attract even more residents and visitors to the river.<br /><br />“We’ve asked these consultants to come back and tell us about the possibility of building not a seasonal marina, but a year-round marina at English Park," said city manager Bill Parrish.&nbsp; "It would be just down the road from our downtown redevelopment."</p><p>The city recently built a convention center by the Ohio River and two hotels are under construction.<br /><br />Parrish says that the study is expected to be complete by April 1.&nbsp; Part of that study involves a public comment session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the police department community room.<br /><br />“This is a study to see if a marina makes sense and what the cost might be.&nbsp; We would be absolutely open to it being operated by the city, by a private entity or a public-private partnership of some type,” said Parrish.</p><p><br /> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 03:18:27 +0000 Emil Moffatt 40758 at http://wkyufm.org Owensboro Ponders Year-Round Marina at Ohio River Owensboro Builds on Old Tradition With Dragon Boat Races http://wkyufm.org/post/owensboro-builds-old-tradition-dragon-boat-races <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As early-morning fog gave way to a clear blue August sky, 30 teams dressed in bright-colored t-shirts climbed into narrow wooden boats, adorned with a dragon head in the front. The teams paddled out to the starting line in the middle of the Ohio River. &nbsp;</span></p><p>Todd Petzold expressed cautious optimism as his team prepared to participate in the Owensboro Dragon Boat Festival for a second straight year.<br><br>“We’re team MPD, and we’re not going to sink this year. And we’re going to have fun,” said Petzold.</p><p>The teams were made up of between 15-20 people, including men and women. Their experience level ranged from veteran to novice.<br><br>They’re taking part in an athletic event and tradition whose origins date back to the year 278 B. C. in China and a man considered the father of Chinese poetry, Qu Yuan.<br> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:32:29 +0000 Emil Moffatt 36058 at http://wkyufm.org Owensboro Builds on Old Tradition With Dragon Boat Races Winning Firm Picked for Massive Ohio River Bridges Project http://wkyufm.org/post/winning-firm-picked-massive-ohio-river-bridges-project <p>Kentucky transportation officials say a team headed by Chicago firm Walsh Construction Co. is the apparent winner of bidding to build a new bridge over the Ohio River between downtown Louisville and Jeffersonville, Ind. The Transportation Cabinet said the proposals were scored Thursday in Frankfort. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:33:04 +0000 Associated Press 22452 at http://wkyufm.org Winning Firm Picked for Massive Ohio River Bridges Project