PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) – A study shows that tourism in Kentucky is doing pretty well.
The Paducah Sun reports (http://bit.ly/29l8nCK ) that the Kentucky Cabinet for Tourism, Arts and Heritage recently released a study showing the state has seen its largest overall gain in tourism dollars since 2009.
The study says the tourism industry in the Bluegrass State generated $13.7 billion in economic impact during 2015, an increase of 5 percent over the previous year. Tourism also generated more than $1.43 billion in taxes, with $184.9 million going directly to local communities.
The tourism industry supported more than 186,000 jobs, including 6,200 jobs created in 2015.
Information from: The Paducah Sun, http://www.paducahsun.com
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