Gov. Beshear Designates New Orleans as Honorary “Only One”

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 31, 2012) -- Governor Steve Beshear has named the City of New Orleans as an honorary recipient of a “There’s Only One Kentucky” designation. The designation has been given permanently to several dozen attractions, events and places in Kentucky that cannot be found anywhere else.

“There’s only one place where two Kentucky basketball teams are playing in the NCAA Final Four, and that is New Orleans,” said Governor Beshear. “It’s appropriate that we show them our appreciation for their hospitality to both of our teams and the thousands of Wildcat and Cardinal fans that will flock to New Orleans this weekend.”

“I’m happy to welcome both Kentucky and Louisville fans to the City of New Orleans,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “As the host of this year’s NCAA Final Four, we are honored to be named an “Only One” city for the weekend. We love having you, and we expect that you’ll have a spectacular time.”

The Governor issued an official proclamation for the city, which noted that “there’s only one place where this historic event (Final Four) is taking place, much like the unique places and attractions in Kentucky that make up the “There’s Only One” travel campaign such as Mammoth Cave, Cumberland Falls, the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, the Horse Capital of the World, the Kentucky Derby and many more.”

“There’s Only One Kentucky” is the theme of the new marketing campaign being promoted by the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism. For more information and a list of the “There’s Only One” locations, visit www.KentuckyTourism.com.


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