Big E Still Stands

The defunct Executive Inn Rivermont in Owensboro, Ky., is staying upright, at least for a little while longer.

Demolition bids had been scheduled to be opened June 26 but that plan was scrapped after demolition companies expressed concerns at a pre-bid meeting.

The “Big E” 550-room hotel was once a well-known concert hall for the likes of the Oak Ridge Boys and Loretta Lynn. Opened in 1977, the hotel included the Las Vegas-style Showroom Lounge.

It closed last year and was active up to the end, hosting acts like Julie Roberts and Buddy Jewell.