Owensboro Seal 02 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/18/13) – Following a somewhat rigorous process of compiling more than 100 online surveys, the first of three input sessions about the feedback regarding the various priorities for the community offered a group of roughly 20 people the chance to prioritize the list of requests.
 
Split into groups of three, two of the groups reached the same conclusion – that the need for development of an Interstate 67 should top the list of transportation projects with I-69 as a close second. However, the third group put I-69 before I-67, indicating that the price might be “too significant to pay.”
 
In the area of education, all three groups agreed moving the second phase of development for the Owensboro Community and Technology Center along should top the list of priorities.
 
Other top issues for Owensboro as pointed out during the discussion included maintaining funding for the airport, expanding wi-fi service, developing and promoting more sports opportunities, and a Riverfront walkway.
 
Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce President Amy Jackson, who served as facilitator at the discussion, told SurfKY News this is the first time that community input has been compiled in this way. She said the goal of the project is to consolidate lobbying efforts among Daviess County area groups and organizations to improve the chances of bringing more funding back to this region.
 
Following the completion of input sessions, the final list of priorities will be unveiled at the September Rooster Booster breakfast. A second input session is planned for Friday at noon at Audubon Area Community Services, and the third session will be held immediately following the August Rooster Booster breakfast at Owensboro Christian Church.
 
Dennis Beard
SurfKY News

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 7679

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 7474

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 5037

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3497

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 21, 2015 3464

Police Charge Madisonville Man with Harassing…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10871

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 7679

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 27, 2015 5037

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 2718

Mandarin House Gearing Up to Open Soon

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 2591

Large Necklace on Rearview Mirror Lands Driver in…

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 1977

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1944

Governor Announces Hopkins County as Kentucky…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1771

Two Central City People Jailed on Meth Charges

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1514

Bremen Man Charged with Concealed Brass Knuckles…

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1469

Veterans Honor Veterans

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1244

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 1231

‘Remembering Those That Paid All’

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News