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Volume 3 Issue 5

In This Issue

Editor's Notes:

The public should shape private investment along the riverfront

The following column was distributed as a “Special Bulletin” to our mailing list in advance of this publication. Responses received by August 25 follow the column.

Framing the Issue:

Should OMHS build a new hospital?

In an Aug. 16 presentation to the Owensboro Rotary Club, Jeff Barber, president and chief executive officer of Owensboro Medical Health System (OMHS), acknowledged that the hospital faces a critical strategic decision: Do we build a new facility or expand and renovate the existing one?

Undoing 50 years of being “off the map”

Increasing the awareness of Owensboro

One has to be going to Owensboro. It is not on the way to a major destination. Many lifelong Kentuckians cannot even find Owensboro on a map. Owensboro’s relative isolation and lack of visibility is a notorious shortcoming. If, however, our community can unite behind the following goals we can undo 50 years of missed opportunities and thereby greatly enhance Owensboro’s public image and self-esteem.

Investments in Education:

Communities, regions and states take initiative to boost college enrollment

Preparing students for the “global workplace” is topping agendas of business leaders everywhere, and concerned citizens in Owensboro and Daviess County are considering bold new strategies -- including paying at least part of students’ college costs.

Citizens Speak: Leaders Respond

Forum participants support a different direction on energy

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