Ron Payne http://wkms.org en Mayor Says New Convention Center Will Transform Owensboro into ‘An Entirely Different City’ http://wkms.org/post/mayor-says-new-convention-center-will-transform-owensboro-entirely-different-city <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The new Owensboro Convention Center opens for business Wednesday as the Ag Expo begins. The city also has grand opening festivities slated for this weekend.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Work began on the 170,000 square foot, $40-million dollar facility in March 2012. Owensboro Mayor Ron Payne says the finished product is impressive.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:15:29 +0000 Emil Moffat (WKYU) 38333 at http://wkms.org Mayor Says New Convention Center Will Transform Owensboro into ‘An Entirely Different City’ Mortgage Facility Expansion Planned in Owensboro http://wkms.org/post/mortgage-facility-expansion-planned-owensboro <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Bancorp&nbsp;officials say they're&nbsp; investing $15-million to expand their </span>Owensboro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> offices and&nbsp; add 332 jobs.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; text-align: -webkit-center;">The facility currently employs 1900 people who handle a portion of the bank's 1.6 million home mortgage loans.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; text-align: -webkit-center;">Owensboro</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; text-align: -webkit-center;">&nbsp;Mayor Ron Payne says U.S. Bank has been a large contributor to the city’s increase in revenue over the past decades. This is the facility's third expansion since the mortgage servicing center opened in the 1970’s.</span></p><p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:26:42 +0000 Drew Adams 28843 at http://wkms.org Mortgage Facility Expansion Planned in Owensboro Owensboro Mayor Proposing Skateboard Ban http://wkms.org/post/owensboro-mayor-proposing-skateboard-ban <p>The mayor of Owensboro says he is proposing a skateboard ban due to vandalism.&nbsp; Mayor Ron Payne says skateboards and bikes caused about $4,000 worth of damage last week at Riverfront Crossing Plaza, which opened downtown just six months ago.&nbsp; Payne says he will propose an ordinance that would outlaw skateboards in the downtown area and stop bicyclists from jumping in the air to do tricks.&nbsp; He says he will also propose more security downtown and that video cameras be mounted in strategic locations.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 15:08:36 +0000 AP 17540 at http://wkms.org Owensboro Mayor Proposing Skateboard Ban Owensboro Mayor Proposing Downtown Skateboarding Ban http://wkms.org/post/owensboro-mayor-proposing-downtown-skateboarding-ban <p>Owensboro&rsquo;s mayor says he&rsquo;s proposing a skateboard ban due to vandalism in city parks. Mayor Ron Payne said skateboards and bikes caused about $4,000 worth of damage this weekend at Riverfront Crossing Plaza, which opened downtown just six months ago. Payne told the Messenger-Inquirer he&rsquo;s proposing an ordinance to outlaw skateboards in the area and stop bicyclists from jumping in the air to do tricks. His proposal also includes more security downtown including video cameras in strategic locations.</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 19:05:17 +0000 Shelly Baskin & Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer 17529 at http://wkms.org Owensboro Mayor Proposing Downtown Skateboarding Ban