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Tourism Recovery Funding

​​​Gov. Beshear Distributes Recovery Funding to 103 Tourism and Destination Marketing Organizations in 88 Kentucky Counties

Gov. Beshear joined the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and members of the General Assembly to announce that 103 tourism and destination marketing organizations in 88 Kentucky counties will receive a total of $5.3 million in funding.

The Beshear administration has been committed to ensuring the tourism industry is positioned to thrive in a post-pandemic economy. In December, the Governor reinforced his commitment to the industry by dedicating more than $5.3 million in federal funding to promote travel, tourism and outdoor recreation in the commonwealth.

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CountyRecipent Funding Allocations 
Western Waterlands                                                                 
RegionKentucky's Western Waterlands$75,402
BallardKY Great River Road Organization$1,856
CaldwellPrinceton Tourism Commission$5,570
CallowayMurray Convention & Visitors Bureau$30,376
CarlisleKY Great River Road Organization$671
Christian Hopkinsville/Christian Co Convention & Visitor's Bureau$32,107
 Oak Grove Tourism & Convention Commission$29,637
CrittendenCity of Marion KY Tourism Commission$1,938
FultonKY Great River Road Organization$3,258
GravesMayfield Tourism Commission$12,771
HickmanKY Great River Road Organization$982
Livingston (Grand Rivers)Grand Rivers Tourism Commission/City of Grand Rivers$9,123
LyonLake Barkley Tourist Commission/c/o Lyon Co Fiscal Court$14,615
MarshallMarshall County Tourist & Convention Commission$31,375
McCrackenPaducah/McCracken County Convention & Visitor's Bureau$114,446
TriggCadiz/Trigg Co Tourist & Convention Commission$12,208
Bluegrass, Blues and BBQ                                                       
RegionGreen River Tourism Committee Inc$75,402
DaviessOwensboro/Daviess Co Convention & Visitor's Bureau$90,202
HendersonHenderson County Tourist Commission$29,926
HopkinsHopkins County Tourist & Convention Commission$28,697
Muhlenberg (Central City)Central City Tourist & Convention Commission/ c/o City of Central City$8,600
Muhlenberg County Muhlenberg County Tourism Commission$4,300
Muhlenberg (Greenville)The City of Greenville KY Tourism Commission$4,300
OhioOhio County Tourism Commission$7,615
UnionUnion County Fiscal Court$2,779
Caves, Lakes and Corvettes                                                     
RegionKentucky's Cave Country, Inc$75,402
Barren (Cave City)Cave City Convention Center$19,548
Barren (Glasgow)Glasgow/Barren Co Tourist & Convention Commission$13,032
Barren (Park City)Park City Tourist & Convention Commission$10,860
ButlerButler County Fiscal Court$2,661
EdmonsonEdmonson County Tourist & Convention Commission$6,995
Hart (County)Horse Cave/Hart County Tourist Commission$10,248
Hart (Munfordville)Munfordville Tourism Commission$3,416
LoganLogan County Tourist & Convention Commission$9,643
MetcalfeEdmonton/Metcalfe Chamber of Commerce$916
MonroeMonroe County Recreational Tourist & Convention Commission$2,177
SimpsonSimpson County Tourism Commission$27,999
WarrenBowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau$164,155
Bourbon, Horses, and History                                                  
RegionLouisville Lincoln Tourism Region Inc$75,403
BullittShepherdsville/Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission$56,815
GraysonCity of Leitchfield Tourism & Convention Commission/c/o City of Leitchfield$19,374
Hardin ElizabethtownElizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau$89,364
Hardin RadcliffCity of Radcliff/Radcliff Convention & Tourism Commission$29,788
Henryno application$0
JeffersonLouisville/Jefferson Co Visitors & Convention Commission $1,368,474
LarueLaRue County Fiscal Court$2,298
MarionLebanon Tourism & Convention Commission/City of Lebanon$5,823
Meadeno application$0
NelsonBardstown/Nelson County Tourist & Convention Commission$25,410
OldhamOldham County Tourist & Convention Commission$22,875
ShelbyShelbyville/Shelby Co Tourist & Convention Commission$28,254
WashingtonSpringfield Tourism Commission$3,208
Southern Kentucky Vacations                                                  
RegionSouthern KY Vacations Inc$75,403
CaseyLiberty Tourism & Convention Commission$2,841
ClintonClinton Co Tourist & Convention Commission$5,071
CumberlandCumberland County Tourism Commission$5,672
GreenGreen County Fiscal Court$1,951
McCrearyMcCreary Co Tourist Commission$5,745
Pulaski SomersetSomerset/Pulaski Co Convention & Visitors Bureau$38,428
Pulaski BurnsideBurnside Tourism & Recreation Commission, Inc$12,809
RussellLake Cumberland Tourist Commission$20,063
TaylorTaylor County Tourist Commission$15,516
WayneMonticello/Wayne Co Tourist Commission$11,055
Northern Kentucky River                                                         
RegionNorthern KY Tourism Region$75,403
Boone, Kenton & CampbellNorthern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Commission$883,155
BrackenCity of Augusta/Bracken Co Tourism$1,575
CarrollCarrollton/Carroll Co Tourism & Convention Commission$17,817
FlemingFleming Co Tourism Committee$4,547
GallatinGallatin Co Tourism & Convention Commission/Gallatin Co Fiscal Court$5,290
GrantGrant County Tourist & Convention Commission$17,028
MasonMaysville/Mason Co Convention & Visitors Bureau/City of Maysville$19,871
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon and Boone  
RegionBluegrass Tourism Region$75,403
BourbonParis/Bourbon Co Tourism Commission$8,353
BoyleDanville/Boyle Co Convention & Visitors Bureau$26,580
ClarkWinchester/Clark Co Recreation, Tourist & Convention Commission$22,551
FayetteGreater Lexington Convention & Visitors Bureau$544,959
FranklinFrankfort/Franklin Co Tourist & Convention Commission$49,373
HarrisonCynthiana Tourism Commission $3,835
JessamineNicholasville, Wilmore, Jessamine Co Joint Tourism Commission$26,781
LincolnLincoln County Fiscal Court$3,353
Madison BereaBerea Tourism/City of Berea$27,325
Madison RichmondRichmond Tourism Commission/ c/o City of Richmond$55,477
MercerHarrodsburg/Mercer County Tourist Commission$18,742
NicholasCarlisle/Nicholas Co Tourism Inc$1,493
ScottGeorgetown/Scott Co Tourism & Convention Commission$62,276
WoodfordWoodford County Tourist Commission$11,303
Kentucky Appalachians                                                            
RegionEastern Highlands North Tourism Region$75,403
Bathno application$0
BoydAshland  Tourism & Convention Commission$50,881
Carterno application$0
Elliottno application$0
FloydPrestonsburg Tourism Commission $21,469
GreenupGreenup County Tourist Commission$6,303
JohnsonPaintsville Tourism Commission$10,592
LawrenceLawrence Co Tourism Commission/Lawrence Co Fiscal Court$8,399
Magoffinno application$0
Martinno application$0
Menifeeno application$0
MontgomeryMt Sterling/Montgomery Co Tourist Commission$16,337
Morganno application$0
PikePikeville City Tourism & Convention Commission$41,453
RowanMorehead/Rowan Co Recreational, Tourist & Convention Commission$19,288
Daniel Boone Country                                                              
RegionEastern Highlands South Tourism Region$75,403
BellMiddlesborough/Pineville/Bell County Tourism$16,933
BreathittBreathitt County Fiscal Court$5,068
ClayCity of Manchester Tourism Commission$5,490
HarlanCity of Harlan Tourist & Convention Commission$14,308
KnoxBarbourville Recreation and Tourist Commission$7,015
LaurelLondon/Laurel Co Tourist & Convention Commission$48,426
LeeLee County Tourism$2,214
PowellPowell County Tourism Commission$7,662
RockcastleMt Vernon/Rockcastle County Tourist Commission Inc$8,107
Whitley CountyWhitley County Tourism$8,239
CorbinCity of Corbin Tourist & Convention Commission Inc$35,063
WolfeWolfe County Tourism Commission$2,859