WKU Public Radio News Staff
Arts & Culture
Wed September 19, 2012
Bluegrass Music Center, Skate Park Get Funding in Owensboro
The Owensboro City Commission is giving the go-ahead to a budget amendment that includes money for a new bluegrass music center and skate park. The Messenger-Inquirer reports commissioners voted 3-to-2 in favor of the amendment at Tuesday night’s meeting at City Hall.
The vote will allocate $3 million for the music center, and $800,000 for the skate park. The skate park is something Owensboro mayor Ron Payne has been pushing for ever since he noticed damage done by skateboards at recently renovated parts of the city’s downtown.