To change or not to change?
by Carl McCammon, Contributor
Aug 10, 2011 | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
There is much consideration being given to increase jobs, develop tourism, expand the number of eateries and hospitality resources in Trigg County so that eventually this area will become more of a destination location instead of its current “on my way somewhere else” status. Sounds wonderful. But in reality, how much of this growth do we really want?

Here are some ideas to consider and hopefully comment on. Do we want to look like any of the following?

1) Bardstown

2) Gatlinburg, Tenn.

3) Fairfield Glades, Tenn., a golfing resort, retirement community originally developed using the time share model.

4) A business park growth plan whereby you accept all comers or create a park that specializes in a specific industry that projects good future growth. Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, N. C. is an example.

5) Remain an agricultural region but add related business such as processors or perhaps educational resources.

6) Do nothing

7) Other suggestions

Consider the following possibilities as well. With growth comes:

1) more traffic and therefore more lights

2) more stores and potentially some of the “big box” retailers such as Wal-Mart, Home Depot, etc. – more competition

3) more things to do, theaters, restaurants, biking, canoeing etc.

4) more jobs and opportunities for our kids to stay here

5) more money, more tax revenue and more crime (maybe)

What do you think?

We want to read your ideas. Send them to The Cadiz Record, ATTN: What do you think? via mail (P.O. Box 1670, Cadiz, KY 42211), our office (58 Nunn Blvd.) or email (news@cadizrecord.com with What do you think? in the subject line). Some responses will be published in our Letters to the Editor.
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