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Western Kentucky mystery writers' festival canceled

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - A festival in western Kentucky for mystery writers has been canceled due to a lack of funding.

The RiverPark Center board of directors made the decision Tuesday during a meeting. The International Mystery Writers' Festival had been scheduled for October in Owensboro.

RiverPark board chairman Jeff Danhauer told the Messenger-Inquirer that the board had a goal of raising $100,000 for the festival by June and didn't reach it.

Board members began looking for alternative funding for the festival after Gov. Steve Beshear decided last year to veto state funding for the event.

The festival returned last year after a two-year hiatus.

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