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Old 12-26-2007, 11:33 AM
 
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I heard that some development project was voted down by the city that had to do with some mall or theaters and resteraunts. I'm not sure why they would be against some added entertainment unless it had to do with someone's land or something. Anyone have any insight into this?
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Old 12-29-2007, 07:30 AM
 
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I heard that some development project was voted down by the city that had to do with some mall or theaters and resteraunts. I'm not sure why they would be against some added entertainment unless it had to do with someone's land or something. Anyone have any insight into this?
I can't say I know all the details either, but the TIF was actually shot down by the state. It would have been for a huge new development on the eastern fringe of the city, including a new hotel and arena/convention center. Apparently a group of "concerned" citizens have been very vocal in their opposition to the project, which probably led to the state's decision to vote the TIF down. Just another typical reaction from the fine people of Owensboro (I can say that because I am an Owensboro native) to change. Oh my gosh! People want to do things to help the city progress and be competitive with other cities in the area. They must be bad! Let's not even consider it! Status Quo - good! Progess - BAD!!!! The people in Owensboro need to learn you have to spend money to make money. They need progressive leadership that unfortunately they are sorely missing.
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Old 12-29-2007, 01:56 PM
 
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That sounds about par for the course in that town. I have heard that the mayor is getting a lot of heat for trying to push this through. He probably won't get re-elected because he was trying to bring in new things to the city and some growth. I heard that the E is about to go down the tubes because it is bankrupt. No one is coming to Owensboro to fill those 500 rooms, and now the town blocks a major opportunity to if not grow then at least improve. Nice.
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