OWENSBORO, Ky (WEHT) It may be hard to believe, but Friday after 5 has been around since 1997. It started out small, and every year has grown a little bit more. The event is so big now, it requires full-time staff to manage it. Owensboro Mayor Tom Watson talks to Eyewitness News Brandon Bartlett about how Friday after 5 has grown over the years. Mayor Watson says when trying to grow the economy in Owensboro, events like Friday after 5 help draw new businesses.