Tour SEKY News
TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) represented the region and its outdoor tourism initiatives during a recent trip to New York. TOUR SEKY President/CEO Jeff Crowe was one of seven (7) tourism officials from Kentucky that had meetings with national media representatives to showcase the Commonwealth.
“It was a wonderful opportunity to be able to tell others about our state, especially the great things we have going on here in southern and eastern Kentucky,” said Crowe. “This trip allowed us the opportunity to display all we have to offer on a national level.” Read more »
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, Mayors, and tourism professionals from across the region. Read more »
Participants walked along a predetermined path where they received health tips along the way. Read more »
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 or Barbourville Tourism at 606-545-9674.
TOUR SEKY is planning its Annual work study trip. We will take a group to Boone, North Carolina and surrounding communities. Participants will have the opportunity to experience the rich history of North Carolina’s High Country while learning about the region’s successes in adventure tourism. This mountainous region celebrates and preserves its past. Every curve is the gateway to a new adventure! Read more »
TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) hosted a special fall work study trip to Abingdon and Damascus Virginia August 29-31, 2012. Damascus is known as “Trail Town USA.” TOUR SEKY partnered with the Kentucky Department of Adventure Tourism to gear the trip toward communities working to become certified “Trail Towns” through the state’s new “Trail Town” program.
More than 30 people from communities throughout the state participated in the three day work shop.Participants included Judge Executives, Mayors, and tourism professionals from across the region. Read more »
TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) was named
Organization of the Year out of 12 states during the Southeast Tourism Society’s(STS) Annual Shining Example Awards Banquet in Virginia Beach, Virginia on November 1, 2012. TOUR SEKY is the only organization to win the award five (5)times. Read more »
TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) celebrated its 25th Anniversary September 26, 2012 with a celebration brunch and awards ceremony. The event was held at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, KY. Read more »
Pike County Tourism CVB is providing guided tours of the Hatfield-McCoy fues sites. Some of the tours guides were featured on the History Channel Documentary "America's Feud: Hatfield and McCoys." The tours give visitors an opportunity to ask questions and learn abouth the feud while seeing many of the significant feud locations. Read more »