Owensboro prepares to face off against other cities | News
OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE)- This weekend, Owensboro's getting ready to face off against nearly 20 other cities in a pretty unique competition.
The three-day All-America City Awards start today and run until Sunday.
All of the participants have been invited by the National Civic League.
Some of those include places like Birmingham, Alabama and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
This year, the program highlights initiatives that honor and benefit veterans and military families.
Over the last few years, Owensboro's taken some big steps.
It's revitalized places like downtown and the Mechanicsville neighborhood.
Officials have also fixed most of the city's storm water problem.
The city says that the nomination recognizes Owensboro as a well-run community that strategically plans.
Officials add that being chosen as a finalist for the award shows that Owensboro's a growing city.
It's been up for the award before.
Owensboro was named a finalist in 1992, but was named an All-America City back in 1952.
Of course, we'll let you know how the city does and if it brings the title back home.
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