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Health and Welfare
2:25 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

Kentucky Office for the Blind Holding Hearings on Cost Cutting Measures

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A cash-strapped state Office for the Blind is coping by implementing a number of policy changes, and they’re all cost saving measures.

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Owensboro Considers Skateboard Ban
10:08 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Owensboro Mayor Proposing Skateboard Ban

The mayor of Owensboro says he is proposing a skateboard ban due to vandalism.  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.  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.  He says he will also propose more security downtown and that video cameras be mounted in strategic locations.

Owensboro Skateboarding
2:05 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Owensboro Mayor Proposing Downtown Skateboarding Ban

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Owensboro’s mayor says he’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’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.

Owensboro developing Walk of Fame
7:35 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Owensboro Considers Walk of Fame

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.

Arts & Literature
6:21 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

TWO presents "Sweeney Todd"

Assistant Director Kevin Clark on the set of TWO's "Sweeney Todd."

Theatre Workshop of Owensboro is running Steven Sodenheim’s famous musical “Sweeney Todd” about a vengeful barber in post-industrial London. Benjamin Barker returns from 15 years in exile with a new alias- Sweeney Todd. Todd teams up with his old neighbor Mrs. Lovett and they devise a murderous partnership that also provides income for their day jobs. Todd slits the throats of his barbershop customers and disposes of the bodies in Mrs. Lovett’s bakery where she makes meat pies.

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