Local/Regional News
7:36 am
Thu August 23, 2012

State Offers Promotion For Towns Near Trails

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- The state is touting a new program to help small towns become big tourist stops.  Governor Steve Beshear announced the program Tuesday in Livingston.   The Rockcastle County community is hoping to receive the "Trail Town" designation.

Trail Towns are communities along long-distance trails, an extensive trail system or a river used for canoeing and kayaking. Livingston is near the Sheltowee Trace in the Daniel Boone National Forest and is along the Rockcastle River. The area already has a canoe outfitter, airboat rides, a horse camp and a bicycle rental shop, and Livingston plans to improve signage.

Beshear's office says once a town is certified, state agencies will help promote and market the community and the services being offered, highlighting them on maps, websites, visitor's guides and other promotional material.