An Owensboro restaurant owner is hoping to revive the restaurant association for the city, which has been without such an organization for nearly two decades.
Larry Kirk, who owns The Miller House, says he's spoken with more than 35 restaurant owners who are interested in creating a new association. Kirk told the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer that restaurant owners need to be aware of possible state legislation creating a local restaurant tax.
The Kentucky League of Cities has been pushing legislation allowing every city to levy a local restaurant tax and give city officials discretion in the use of the funds.
Only fourth and fifth class cities can levy restaurant taxes. The money must be spent to for tourism promotion and development.