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2013 All-American City Award

The City of Owensboro was named as one of ten winners of the 2013 All-America City Awards, an honor given each year to towns, cities, counties, neighborhoods and metropolitan regions for outstanding civic achievement.

Leading Location for 2012

"Owensboro placed 4th on Area Development's Top 20 Southern Cities, with a 9th place ranking for its "Recession Busting" factors among the Top 25 Small Cities."

Best Place to Raise Your Kids 2010

"…it's the combination of low crime, outstanding school test scores, and a low cost of living that makes Owensboro a great place to raise kids."