Owensboro Leaders Approve Entertainment District
The Owensboro City Commission has voted to create a downtown entertainment district.
The Messenger-Inquirer reports the ordinance that passed Tuesday protects millions of dollars worth of investments in the downtown area, including the convention center, from being affected by a wet-dry election. The ordinance is allowed under a new state law that protects certain projects in precincts that have been voted dry.
Opponents argue the measure will encourage the sale of more alcohol.