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$1.5 Million Grant Awarded for Owensboro Transient Dock Project


Citing a need for docking locations on the Ohio River between Louisville and Paducah, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded the city of Owensboroa $1.5 million grant toward the building of a new 500-foot dock for traveling boaters.

City attorney and assistant city manager Ed Ray says the intended location for the transient dock is in front of the city’s convention center.

“It’s also sandwiched between two fantastic brand new hotels,” Ray said. “It really gives the boating community throughout the Ohio River both east and west an opportunity for a destination.”

The federal grant makes the total cost for the project more than $4.7 million.

Ray said there is not yet a timeline on when the dock will be completed. He said the project is still in the design phase and could be presented to local officials for approval by late spring.

John Null is the host and creator of Left of the Dial. From 2013-2016, he also served as a reporter in the WKMS newsroom.
A proud native of Murray, Kentucky, Allison grew up roaming the forests of western Kentucky and visiting national parks across the country. She graduated in 2014 from Murray State University where she studied Environmental Sustainability, Television Production, and Spanish. She loves meeting new people, questioning everything, and dancing through the sun and the rain. She hopes to make a positive impact in this world several endeavors at a time.
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