TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) hosted a spring work study trip to Boone, North Carolina April 30th-May 2nd. Boone is located in the heart of North Carolina’s High Country and is known for its outdoor recreation opportunities.
More than 30 people from communities throughout the state participated in the three day work shop. Attendees included Judge Executives,...
The City of Barbourville will host a BBQ Cook-Off June 1st at Thompson Park. The event will start at 10:00 am. In addition to bragging rights, the Grand Champion will receive $500. The competition is open to amateur and professional teams. For downloadable rules and forms, visit cityofbarbourville.com. For more information about the event, contact the City of Barbourville at 606-546-6197...
At TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky we believe entrepreneurs are the key to a healthy economy. In order to build additional entrepreneurial talent in the region we will be launching SEKY’s BEST (Business and Entrepreneurial Skills Training) in the near future. We have invested our efforts and resources into building entrepreneurial talent to have thriving companies in the region. As a result, we will have quality jobs, healthy communities, and a diverse regional tourism economy. Read more »
Southern and Eastern Kentucky is known for its down home cooking and warm southern hospitality. The region is home to four scenic byways with unique restaurants, dishes and treats the locals consider must eat “Byway Bites.” Read more »
Although fire has temporarily closed the Stearns Restaurant, the Big South Fork Scenic Railway and other businesses located in historic Stearns are still fully operational. Please excuse our "mess" while crews work diligently to restore this amazing piece of history to its original condition.
If you would like to assist with the restoration, contributions can be made to McCreary County Heritage Foundation in a special account set up at Bank of McCreary County for Historic Stearns Repairs. You may contact the bank at 606.376.5031. Read more »
Southeast Tourism Society (southeasttourism.org) hosted its 21st annual marketing college July 29th – August 3rd on the campus of North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, GA. Maggie Bill, TOUR SEKY Programs Director participated as a third year student. Read more »
Southeast Tourism Society (southeasttourism.org) hosted its 21st annual marketing college July 29th – August 3rd on the campus of North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, GA. Jeff Crowe, TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) President/CEO served as a professor during the week long educational conference. Read more »
TOUR SEKY is partnering with Americas Byways (byways.org) to install trailhead signage along recreational trails that meet the guidelines set by Americas Byways. Signage is currently being fabricated and will be installed at approved trails along the Country Music Highway, Red River Gorge and Wilderness Road National Scenic Byways and the Cumberland Cultural Heritage State Scenic Byway.
For additional information on the beautiful byways of southern and eastern Kentucky you may contact Maggie at 606-677-6093 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Daniel Boone Festival Committee will be unveiling a life-sized bronze statue honoring Kentucky's greatest pioneer, explorer, and frontiersman - Daniel Boone. The celebration will take place Friday. August 24, 2012 at 10 AM ET in front of the courthouse in Barbourville, Kentucky.
On August 22, 2012 at 12:30 PM ET Governor Steve Beshear will make the official announcement to launch the Trail Town Program. The announcement will take place in Livingston , Kentucky at the Livingston Trail Head at the corner of HWY 25 and KY 490 in town. The parking area for the announcement is across from the trail head. Simply, turn right onto School Street and park in the rear. Read more »
TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) hosted its first “Shining STAR” Secret Service meeting on February 14, 2012. Representatives from two communities received secret service training during the meeting. The agents were selected during TOUR SEKY’s 11th Annual Tourism Forum held at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, KY on November 29, 2011. Read more »
TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) is excited to announce Susan Laws as its 2012 Board of Directors Chairperson. Susan is the CEO of the Mt. Vernon-Rockcastle County Tourist Commission. She was selected as the new Chairperson during TOUR’s January Board of Directors meeting. Read more »
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