Mystery Writers' Festival http://wkyufm.org en Mystery Writers' Festival in Owensboro Canceled http://wkyufm.org/post/mystery-writers-festival-owensboro-canceled <p>A festival in western Kentucky for mystery writers has been canceled due to a lack of funding.</p><p>The RiverPark Center board of directors made the decision Tuesday during a meeting. The International Mystery Writers' Festival had been scheduled for October in Owensboro.</p><p>RiverPark board chairman Jeff Danhauer told the <a href="http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/article_65ade0f5-f8f6-5471-ab53-c453e02e2868.html" target="_blank">Messenger-Inquirer </a>that the board had a goal of raising $100,000 for the festival by June and didn't reach it.</p><p>Board members began looking for alternative funding for the festival after Gov. Steve Beshear decided last year to veto state funding for the event.</p><p>The festival returned last year after a 2-year hiatus. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:44:09 +0000 Associated Press 32878 at http://wkyufm.org