Owensboro Leaders Approve Entertainment District

Jul 17, 2013

Credit downtownowensboro.com

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.