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Study says eastern Ky. could draw tourists like Gatlinburg, Tenn., if developed properly
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, November 3, 2013 8:03 AM EST
A tourism study suggests that eastern Kentucky could be developed like Gatlinburg, Tenn., in an effort to draw visitors from surrounding states.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports study was done as officials look for way to revitalize the area's economy, which has seen coal jobs decrease by 6,000 over the last two years.
The goal was to assess the potential for increased tourism in eastern Kentucky. A report shows the area is well-positioned for growth.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com