Tourism board rolling up their sleeves

February 15, 2015
Photo by Bobbie Poynter Debbie Spencer of We Make Things Happen convinces tourism commissioners to take an active role in bringing the community’s vision to light.

Photo by Bobbie Poynter
Debbie Spencer of We Make Things Happen convinces tourism commissioners to take an active role in bringing the community’s vision to light.

By Bobbie Poynter


Members of the Barbourville Tourism Commission are ready to get their hands dirty as they each accepted a spot on a committee to help bring months worth of discussion to fruit.

“I was quite impressed at such a wonderful turnout,” said Debbie Spencer of We Make Things Happen, of the number of people that participated in tourism’s recent two listening sessions.

To help make the seemingly daunting task of moving the city and county forward, Spencer broke down the numerous community recommendations into smaller categories, like updating website, downtown beautification, Farmers Market, and creating bike and pedestrian friendly roads. She then asked the commission to accept the responsibility of bringing the recommendations to light.

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