The Executive Inn Owensboro was sold. It went to the highest and only bidder for $5.6 million. Thats two-thirds of its appraised value, which is $8.4 million. The purchase was made by Marshall Investments, a mortgage holding company. The property was ordered to be auctioned off last year because the hotel owed $9.5 million to their mortgage holder, which happens to be the company that bought it Monday. Many were surprised there werent more people bidding. Some say the buy was a smart move on Marshalls part to protect their interest in the company. Marshall representatives had no comment.