“I know we’re broke, but we could use a dedicated event coordinator,” said Bryant.
The person filling such a position would also be a representative for the Cadiz/Trigg County Chamber of Commerce, said Bryant, who also said he hoped the Cadiz City Council or Trigg County Fiscal Court would pay the salary for such a position.
No action was taken on the issue.
Another discussion involved proposed state parks changes. Stevens said the state is still planning to have state parks, including Lake Barkley State Resort Park, closed Sunday afternoon through Wednesday.
No decision has been made yet on whether the golf course and restaurant at the park will be concessioned, but Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear will make the final decision, Stevens said.
It is guaranteed “that none of the employees … will lose their jobs. They’ll still have a state job,” Stevens said, though he added that employees wouldn’t necessarily stay at the local park.
In other business, Cadiz City Clerk Lisa Rogers, also on the tourism commission suggested that the group meet once every two months, as opposed to meeting once a month as they currently do. Tourism Commission member Ricky Turner, also of Pennyrile Electric, suggested that if more meetings were occasionally necessary, the group could call for a special called meeting.
Fellow Tourism Commission members Gary Polete and Deepak Patel said that the group should continue to meet on a monthly basis. Polete argued that with such frequent changes in the economy, meeting monthly still makes sense, even if there isn’t always a quorum.