The riverfront playground in Owensboro has been named the top playground in the world by a landscape architect’s group. The Lazy Dayz playground as it’s known in the renovated showcase Smothers Park beat out playgrounds in countries like Turkey, Germany and places in this country like New York City to gain the honor from the Landscape Architect’s Network. Read the article.
Tropicana Evansville plans to move its gaming operation from the Ohio River to a new casino on Riverside Drive.
The city and Tropicana have agreed to a $50 million plan, which includes a $25 million pre-payment to the city, and up to $1 million to help move the LST from its Waterworks Road location to where the riverboat casino is currently docked.
Tropicana CEO Tony Rodio says the new 75,000 square foot casino will be built between the Tropicana and Le Marigot hotels on Riverside.
A crash between two semis on the William Natcher Parkway south of Owensboro put one driver in the hospital and closed the road for a time Monday.
Kentucky State Police say a semi driving by Michael Williams of Greenfield, Indiana hit the back end of another semi driven by Randall Merritt of Carmi, Illinois. Williams' truck then crossed the median and the northbound lanes before hitting a bridge support column.
Williams had to be extricated from his truck. He was taken to Owensboro Health Regonal Hospital where he is listed in stable condition. Merritt was not injured.
On a historic day in Evansville, local and state leaders gathered to note the groundbreaking for the downtown campus of the Indiana University Medical School- Evansville. This Trend program is a replay of parts of our live broadcast of that event.