Money Given For Tourism On Eastern Kentucky Highways


Next year you might see more tourist spots along some of Eastern Kentucky's highways.
Congressman Hal Rogers announced nearly $150,000 is coming to boost tourism along three national scenic byways in Eastern Kentucky - The Country Music Highway, and The Red River Gorge and Wilderness Road byways. Tourism directors estimate 40,000 cars travel these roads daily, and they want to use the money to get drivers to stop and visit the tourist attractions.

"To be able to promote them and add new attractions to them," say Paintsville Tourism Director Tony Tackett.
"And that's our goal for 2008, so people will want to stop again and again and again."

Tourism directors are already brain storming ideas to create more tourism in 2008.


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