Waterways seen as way to increase tourism

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) - Officials in several eastern Kentucky
counties are ramping up efforts to create water trails in an effort
to attract more tourism.

The Independent (http://bit.ly/LC8Tt6) reports that the towns of
Prestonsburg and Paintsville are working together to create an
interpretive trail along a fork of the Big Sandy River. The cities
are also working with other agencies to build a boat ramp and a
camping area to attract visitors to the winding waterway that
begins in Pike County and flows through Floyd and Johnson counties.

Two access points added to the Little Sandy River last year are
proving popular among locals and out-of-towners.

Big Sandy Area Development District project manager Regina Hall
McClure says the projects are seen as a way to improve the economy
in the area.
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Information from: The Independent,
http://www.dailyindependent.com

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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