Banking on the River
story by Emily Kask
It creates life, movement and activity.
It frames a community.
It provides opportunity.
It feeds the economy.
It offers leisure, serenity and comfort.
The Ohio River pumps life throughout Owensboro.
Barges and tugboats constantly flow down the river carrying coal, grain, scrap metal and other products from port to port.
Families peruse up and down the parks and banks along the river. They laugh, chat, fish and walk the family dog there. Children swing from the monkey bars in the Lazy Dayz Playground; couples hold hands strolling along the banks.
The quaintness of Owensboro is accented by the ever-present prominence of its river.