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New W’burg merchants’ group wants new tourism director named soon

A newly created Williamsburg merchants’ group would like to see a new Williamsburg Tourism Director named sooner rather than later, the group told the Williamsburg City Council during its monthly meeting Monday. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to...
Posted On 15 Apr 2021

After serving 40 years as Williamsburg Tourism Director, Alvin Sharpe retires

The thing Alvin Sharpe is most proud of during his 40-year tenure as Williamsburg Tourism Director are all the projects that tourism has been able to accomplish, such as the creation of Briar Creek Park, construction of the Williamsburg Tourism and Convention Center and the...
Posted On 06 Aug 2020

Tourism impact report disputed

For the second consecutive year, the Corbin Tourism Commission is taking issue with the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet’s tourism economic impact report concerning Whitley County. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every...

Local tourism officials honored

Whitley County, Williamsburg and Corbin tourism officials were honored Monday by the Kentucky Travel Industry Association with an Economic Engine Award for their work to make tourism a major economic driver in the community. “Tourism is a premiere driver of Kentucky’s economy....
Posted On 11 Apr 2018

W’burg school gets new LED sign thanks to some friends

Thanks to a little help from its friends, the Williamsburg Independent School District now has a new LED sign, which is located in front of the school. The $13,000 sign was paid for via donations from Forcht Bank, the Williamsburg Tourism Commission, the Williamsburg Independent...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017