The city of Owensboro has five million reasons to celebrate Thursday morning.
On Wednesday, Senator Mitch McConnell presented the city with a check for $5 million. That money is to be used to develop the Owensboro riverfront.
Senator McConnell says, "Owensboro's really been in the forefront of this. They're rediscovering the downtown river area as a major place for unifying the community and a place for fun and recreation and entertainment."