Mongiardo stops to talk tourism in Trigg County
by Hawkins Teague
Jul 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
As Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo made several stops in Western Kentucky last week, he stopped by The Cadiz Record to discuss a few state issues, including “adventure tourism” and energy policy.

Mongiardo said it was his second time in the western part of the state in the last month, which included a visit to Murray on June 30. He it was important for him to listen to Kentucky citizens about their concerns and to avoid becoming isolated in Frankfort. He said that most people were worried about the rising costs of gas, groceries and health care.

“The economy’s in terrible shape,” he said. “It’s not built for $4-a-gallon gas and everyone’s suffering.”

Mongiardo said he was hearing from many rural Kentuckians that they were concerned about jobs. He said that although the state has in the past focused on recruiting industries to come here, he wanted to focus more on developing Kentucky’s existing strengths to boost the economy. One of Kentucky’s biggest draws is “adventure tourism,” which includes a great number or outdoor activities. He said that with Kentucky’s lakes, the state has more shoreline than any other state besides Alaska. He also said that he wanted to see the state develop a multi-use trail system for hiking, biking, walking and other activities.

“(Practically) anything you can think about doing, you can do in Kentucky,” Mongiardo said.

What else did the Lt. Governor have to say? Open your Cadiz Record and read more.
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