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Clay County industrial park could house future RV campground

MANCHESTER, Ky (WYMT) - Will an RV park bring more visitors to their community? That is the hope for Clay County officials.

The road to economic prosperity is not always paved from the start. Sometimes, it takes a little work first.

That is why Clay County Judge Executive Joe Asher wants to turn a 15 acre plot of land in the Elk Mountain Industrial Park into a camping destination.

"We have people that come up there and park anyway. In the future, we would like to build an RV park up there with maybe 20 to 25 spaces," said Asher.

While there are some facilities already at the site, officials tell WYMT in order to make the land ready for such a park, they need some more development.

Gail Miller works with Stay in Clay, which is a civic group working to promote the positive parts of Manchester and Clay County.

"We have beautiful countryside that people will love to come to," said Miller.

She said news of the possible park and the promise of it bringing more tourists to the county is good news.

"We love our town. We love our county and we want this excitement to rub off on everybody," said Miller.

Both Asher and Miller said this development will benefit their community.

"I love this unity that I have seen come together here in Clay County. That has not been the case before. But it is now. We are a unified county," said Miller.

There is no timetable yet for when the RV park would open.

The industrial park's board usually approves any sale or use of the land. But, in this case, only the Clay County Fiscal Court must give the go-ahead for the park.


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