First Owensboro Rooster Booster of the year held on Thursday
OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Owensboro officials gave their state of the county and city address at the Rooster Booster breakfast on Thursday.
Judge Executive Charlie Castlen provided his first address since being elected to the position. Castlen started his speech by saying, “We have money in the bank.”
He highlighted several projects that were completed in 2022 which included extending internet to county residents, paving 26 miles of roads and improving county parks. Castlen says high-speed internet investment is essential.
“So much of our information comes from either our computer or from our cell phone,” Castlen said. “If you have WiFi services that are brought to your home by that high-speed internet it’s very important to have that.”
As far as the city is concerned, Owensboro Mayor Tom Watson says one of their biggest projects is a $5 million drainage project.
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