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County hops aboard tourism boat
Kayaking has become a big draw for our area with the Barren Fork and Collins rivers.
Tourists are “All Shook Up” about visiting Tennessee.The state had a record-breaking year for tourism revenue in 2016, according to numbers released last week by Tennessee economic officials.With attractions ranging from Graceland to the Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee saw its direct tourism dollars increase 4.7 percent from 2015 to 2016. That resulted in $19.3 billion in total revenue.In Warren County, officials are looking to increase the money generated from kayaking. The Chamber of Commerce has been awarded a $17,000 grant for signage along a popular river route, the development of maps indicating river access point, and rebranding our community.It’s a 50-50 matching grant from the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.