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Future senior center could be energy efficient

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Plans are moving forward on a new senior center, one that will be energy efficient and serve more seniors where they live.

Jim Stevens has been coming to the Elizabeth Munday Senior Center for years. He met up with some friends Monday afternoon to play pool.

"I like to play pool. I have been playing about ten years down here and bingo is marvelous," said Stevens.

The senior center has become a lot more crowded since Stevens first started coming here. Center officials are looking to build a new building near Moreland Park where they say 75 percent of the senior population lives in a one mile radius around the area.

Elizabeth Munday Senior Center Director Tom Vittitow is hoping the new building will use solar power to run the lights and hot water heater.

"On any given year our utilities can run from fifty to sixty thousand dollars," said Vittitow. "There is something constantly breaking in this building."

Vittow says the new senior center could have a positive impact on the Owensboro economy if the Kentucky Senior games comes to town,

"There would be several hundred seniors that would be here for active type, Olympic type games and that's a huge impact in Owensboro," said Vittitow.

The senior center says they hope to break ground on the new building in two years.

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