I drive past Owensboro Middle School every day coming to work and earlier this year noticed they were making some major changes to the football field and track.

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The school is getting a brand new track and turf field coming Spring 2017 weather permitting.  I spoke with David Kirk, from Owensboro Public Schools, and he told me the school will share the track with Kentucky Wesleyan College and Owensboro Health.

OMS will use the field for football games, school functions, and also track meets.  This track will be the only track around Owensboro capable of meeting standards to host the regional track meet.

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Kentucky Wesleyan will utilize the track for their own track team.  This is huge for the Panthers since implementing modern era indoor and outdoor track teams in 2012-2013.

Owensboro Health will also make use of the track for community events such as; walks,runs, and hospital events.  The track will only be open to the public during school events, KWC track meets, and hospital events.