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Red River Gorge planning session seeks input

Town hall meeting to reveal plan.

Many small-town tourism businesses continue to struggle

It’s been more than five months since COVID-19 began to change the way we live.

New Lexington marketing effort asks residents to help attract tourists

City uses own residents to market to tourists.

Tourism, movies, bowling: Economic reopening beginning to pick up steam

The state is opening up more business segments, especially tourism-related businesses and state facilities, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Friday during his daily briefing.

Lexington sets record hotel revenue in 2019

VisitLEX released numbers from tourism in the city last year. There are several highlights including record hotel revenue and craft beer tourism.

Kentucky Arts Council executive director is named

Interim executive director Chris Cathers to take up the post

Corbin, Kentucky, Where There’s Something for Everyone

Today, we spoke with Maggy Kriebel, director of Corbin Tourism, who shared more details about what the city of Corbin has to give.

Harlan County receives grant to boost tourism

Harlan County is receiving a $2.55 million grant to restore and enhance the Portal 31 Exhibition Mine and create a scenic overlook and parking area on Black Mountain.

Community updating quilt trail to boost tourism

Because of the popularity of the trail, officials are now trying to keep the map of barn quilt locations updated.

Federal grants awarded to revitalize Stearns

Two federal grants totaling more than $3 million have been awarded to revitalize Stearns in McCreary County. 

Bourbon County Tourism, A Taste of Horse Country

Located only 30 minutes from Lexington, Bourbon County boasts some of the most enticing, beautiful horse country found in the Bluegrass.

Jessamine County Tourism

Jessamine County has a wealth of activities, rich history, lively local arts and abundant natural beauty.

Country star Chris Stapleton lends voice to new Kentucky Tourism videos

The Kentucky Department of Tourism has released a series of ads highlighting the Bluegrass State using Kentucky native Chris Stapleton's voice.

Frankfort/Franklin County debate Sunday alcohol sales

Franklin County will vote this week on whether or not to allow alcohol sales on Sunday's.

Bourbon distilleries report record number of visitors

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Bourbon distilleries in Kentucky are reporting a record number of visitors. A statement from the Kentucky Distillers' Association says nearly 1.2...

17 parks offering Thanksgiving buffets

Seventeen Kentucky State Resort Parks plan to serve buffets to guests on Thanksgiving Day.

Discover Fall Foliage across KY through ColorFall Program

Kentucky launches its online ColorFall program, which highlights peak foliage viewing areas and exciting autumn events across the state.

Smalltown America Festival – Mt. Sterling

The Mt. Sterling "Smalltown America Festival" is Saturday, August 19th.

$4M grants to help Kentucky areas hurt by coal downturn

Grants toward the railroad and campsite developments were part of a federal program to revitalize areas of Kentucky hurt by a recent downturn in the coal industry.

Tax incentive suspended for Kentucky Noah’s ark attraction

Kentucky's tourism agency has suspended a tax break worth up to $18 million for a Noah's ark biblical attraction after the park transferred its main property to a nonprofit affiliate.

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Sports fans tired of the back and forth: Reaction after Fayette Co. moves to ‘orange zone’

Some people at the Bryan Station vs. Lafayette football game Friday night say they're tired of the back and forth.
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Louisville 11 p.m. update: Man charged with aiming laser at chopper, church provides refuge

People remained largely peaceful Friday night on the sidewalk surrounding the First Unitarian Church, with some yelling “say her name, Breonna Taylor.”