McKee being added as Kentucky Trail Town

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – State tourism officials say an Appalachian town will be certified as a Kentucky Trail Town.

The officials say the community of McKee will receive the designation at a ceremony on Wednesday in the Jackson County town.

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The Kentucky Trail Town Program is designed to help connect communities to trail systems and develop them as tourist destinations. It’s aimed at helping guide travelers to trails, food, lodging, campgrounds, museums, entertainment and other services.

The designation aims to help communities improve their tourism economy.

 

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