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Ky. city hoping raise profile of bluegrass museum

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) -- Owensboro officials were inspired by another city in trying to raise the profile of the International Bluegrass Music Museum in the western Kentucky city.

 

Mayor Ron Payne tells the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer that he'd like to see Owensboro do with the bluegrass museum what Dubuque, Iowa, has done with its river museum.

The eye-opening trip came when members of a committee planning a convention and events center for Owensboro visited the Iowa city last month to gather information about that city's convention center.

Payne says Dubuque is working to give its river museum a national profile. The mayor says the trip to Dubuque has him thinking about what can be done to bring an international reputation to Owensboro.

What came to mind, he says, is the bluegrass museum.

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