Economic impact of tourism in Trigg County decreased last year
by Franklin Clark, Reporter --
May 14, 2014 | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The overall statewide economic impact of tourism in the increased last year, but in Trigg County that impact dropped about 2 percent from 2012.

Cadiz-Trigg County Tourist Commission Executive Director Bill Stevens said the lack of money on the part of the Tourist Commission meant they couldn’t spend what they needed to on advertising for the region. It wasn’t until the latter half of last year that the restaurant tax took effect.

“The numbers were weak in a lot of areas, but Trigg County, we went down about 2 percent,” Stevens said at Thursday afternoon’s CTCTC meeting. “I want everyone to remember, from 2011 to ’12 … we went up, if I remember, almost 4 percent.”

Stevens said he was told by Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism officials that there was a decrease also in the use of attractions such as Land Between the Lakes, Lake Barkley State Resort Park and Prizer Point. He said this was likely because of bad weather in the spring months.

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