Officials in a western Kentucky city are embracing the idea of creating a downtown Walk of Fame. Owensboro Mayor Ron Payne has city staff working on the idea this week after it was brought up last week during a City Commission workshop. The idea came from a downtown development group that proposed making NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip the first inductee into the new Owensboro Walk of Fame next month. Waltrip is planning a visit to his hometown on April 11 to tape a video that will promote the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Commissioners praised the idea, which the Messenger-Inquirer reported would incorporate plaques into downtown sidewalks as they are being rebuilt.
Owensboro Considers Walk of Fame
By AP • Mar 26, 2012