OWENSBORO, Ky – The Owensboro Board of Commissioners, Daviess County Fiscal Court, the Mayor of
Whitesville, KY, the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation, and the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce announced Friday they are proclaiming the city as the bluegrass music capital of the world.
Mayor Tom Watson says this declaration will also help build opportunities and increase tourism to the region. Chris Joslin of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum says the hall is part of a larger strategy which can bring more people in and make a regional impact.
Mayor Watson announced the creation of a task force which is designed to pick up and carry out the mission of being the bluegrass capital of the world.