(Owensboro) – Judge/Executive Al Mattingly delivered his final ‘State of the County’ address on Thursday, January 6th at the Rooster Booster Breakfast.
In the speech, Mattingly highlighted a commitment to public safety, with additional funding for equipment and personnel in the sheriff’s office.
The County also built a new fire station at the Airport and purchased eight pumper trucks for paid and volunteer departments. A new digital radio system is scheduled to go live in 2022, improving communication among first responders.
Other highlights included: upgrading weather sirens, the Wyndcrest Drive flood buyout, and new sanitary sewer systems at Friendly Village and Cedar Hills.
The County also partnered to expand and modernize the Airport Terminal and enhance vocational programming at Owensboro Community & Technical College.
Finally, Fiscal Court spent millions of dollars upgrading and improving the parks system, with the most recent project being a spray park and inclusive playground at Horse Fork Creek Park.
While casting a vision for the future, Mattingly spoke about planned investments in broadband, the county water system, transportation, and a new stage at Yellow Creek Park.