KY's First Lady Speaks In Favor Of Proposed Law

A bill targeted at increasing Kentucky's tourism potential is one step closer to becoming law.

The bill would allow agreements between government and land owners to set up recreational activities such as ATV and horseback riding trails.

First lady Jane Beshear testified in support of the bill before a house committee on Thursday morning. She says Kentucky has tremendous potential that right now many potential tourists are ignoring.

"What we would like to see in an activity like this, is that we become a destination, that people can come through our state and stop in our counties, to ride the trails and hike the trails, to ride their bikes," Beshear said.

The bill has already passed the senate and cleared the house committee unanimously. It now goes to the full house.


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  • by Adam Location: Williamsburg on Mar 23, 2008 at 12:22 PM
    Obviously you people have no idea what "Adventure Tourism" is and the many great things it can do for this state. People thirty and up are typically the ones with the most interest in trails like these--not children.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2008 at 09:22 AM
    with the budget "crisis" and so many state jobs at risk I would hope Ky's first lady would have more important things on her mind, maybe like education. The governor and his family are a huge disappointment.
  • by Zeke Location: Olin on Mar 21, 2008 at 08:02 AM
    Don`t enough get killed on atv`s now, every time you get out they are running up and down the roads like it is legal, I guess they all own farms all up and down these roads. No they don`t not where I see them. Some say "all you have to do is have that triangle thing and they won`t bother you" , heck you don`t even have to have that.
  • by Who cares.... on Mar 21, 2008 at 05:44 AM
    what she thinks? She's just a housewife and the WIFE of a governor. Her opinions matter just about as much as you and I on here.
  • by Baby Huey Location: Please drive to the first window on Mar 20, 2008 at 06:29 PM
    Kentucky needs to get the Oompaloompa's off of the ATV and the bicycle. Take a good look at kids the next time you visit Wal Mart or a mall. The more we pork up our kids the more likley they will live shorter poor quality lives.

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