tourism

Arts
8:01 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Creative Arts Industry Report is Barometer

Credit artscouncil.ky.gov

The new Kentucky Creative Industry Report is being hailed as a barometer of the economic impact of the arts industry.  

 

The study defines creative employment as positions in visual arts, crafts, music, dance, theater, and literature.  Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Bob Stewart said the report is a critical analysis of the arts and various sectors of the economy.

 

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Government
4:28 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Beshear's Budget Recommends Cutting Tourism Funds, Even Though It Is Already Behind Most States

Credit www.kentuckytourism.com

Kentucky’s tourism industry is seen as a money making business in many communities across the Commonwealth. But, money to invite travelers to Kentucky still lags behind neighboring states.

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Environment
3:04 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Dawson Springs Mayor on Becoming Kentucky's First "Trail Town"

Kate Lochte visit with Dawson Springs Mayor Jenny Sewell on Sounds Good to learn more about the road, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding and blueway trails earning the community the Kentucky Trail Town designation. Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear designated Dawson Springs as the state's first "Trail Town" as part of an effort to promote and develop adventure tourism opportunities across the Commonwealth. The city is developing several outdoor attractions including Pennyrile State Resort Park and State Forest, Tradewater River and Wildlife Management Area, and the Jones-Keeney Wildlife Management Area. Read more the about designation on Kentucky Tourism's website

Government
3:14 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Freedom to Fish Act Becomes Law

Credit U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

President Barack Obama signed the Freedom to Fish Act into law today, placing a two-year moratorium on restricting fishing access to the tailwaters of dams on the Cumberland River.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wanted to install signage and a line of buoys separating fishermen from what they characterize hazardous waters. Legislators like Sen. Mitch McConnell felt that the economic impact on tourism outweighed any potential dangers.

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Culture
4:27 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Tourism Up More Than 4 Percent From 2011

A new report says the economic impact of tourism in Kentucky grew again last year.

The study reports a $12 billion impact for tourism last year. That's up about 4.5 percent from the previous year. In addition, the report credits tourism for 174,000 jobs and $2.7 billion in wages.

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Culture
2:32 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Hits Half-Million Visitor Mark

For the first time since its inception, over a half million people last year traveled the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.  The new attendance record represents a 15 percent increase over 20-11.  Kentucky Bourbon Trail Experience Director Adam Johnson says there were visitors from all 50 states and over 50 countries.

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Government
9:28 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Southern Illinois Tourism Office Opens

wikipedia.com

A tourism office in Southern Illinois has reopened two years after it was shut down by state budget cuts. The Rend Lake South Tourism Information Center will operate every day except Tuesday and Wednesday. Staff will help visitors with travel information, hotel reservations and other services to boost tourism.The state's economic development agency estimates the center will provide a $2.9 million boost to the local economy. Money to run the center comes from a state hotel tax.This makes the 11th tourism center to reopen.

Culture
9:13 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Illinois Sees Boost in Tourism

www.en.wikipedia.com

Illinois had a record number of visitors in 2011, with more than 93 million tourists.  The state Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity said the state saw an 8.4 percent bump last year, bringing in over $31 billion for the state economy. 

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Alcohol Vote
9:00 am
Sun July 15, 2012

Tourism and Crime Statistics Have Not Cleared the Air in Marshall County as Alcohol Vote Nears

On July 17th, Marshall County will settle an issue that has divided the area for months, whether or not to allow the purchase of alcohol within county lines.

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Afternoon Update
4:43 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Afternoon Update 5-7

Dr. Brian Choo Nature

From NPR: Scientists say dinosaurs passed so much gas, they affected climate enough to cause their demise.

From the Four Rivers Region:

The case against a man charged with the fatal 1998 Murray State University dormitory fire, will move from Calloway to Marshall County.

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