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Examples of Tourism Development Projects

Kentucky Artisan Heritage Trails

To support the development of artisan businesses, the Kentucky Artisan Heritage Trails (KAHT) program created a driving tour from I-75 to cultural heritage attractions and artisan businesses in the area.

Information on regional, cultural, and heritage locations are distributed through

  • an interactive Geographic Information System (GIS) kiosk located at the Berea visitors center;
  • a Web site providing access to area crafts businesses; and
  • a printed map of cultural and heritage attractions.
The grantee, Eastern Kentucky University, works with local communities and business associations to identify sites and businesses of interest, and the final products are promoted by the Kentucky Cabinet for Tourism Development. During phase two, the grantee will implement a Web-based training program for KAHT participants.