Independence Day Fireworks in Owensboro Delayed for Now

By Associated Press | 

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Rain may have washed out Owensboro's Independence Day fireworks show, but it didn't wash the festivities away.

Mayor Ron Payne told the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer the show will go on, either on New Year's Eve or in conjunction with the grand opening of the city's new convention center.

Payne says the city is leaning toward holding the fireworks show as part of the grand opening of the convention center. The official completion date of the convention center is Jan. 27, although an earlier opening date has not been ruled out.

If the fireworks are held on New Year's Eve, it will be a revival of the First Night celebrations in the city.

Payne said he wasn't sure if the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra will be involved with the fireworks show.

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