Tour SEKY News

1966 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE WILL BE TOP SOMERNITES CRUISE RAFFLE PRIZE

August 1, 2010

Somerset, KY – You could drive away from Somernites Cruise in a 1966 Mustang Convertible for as little as five (5) dollars. Somernites Cruise is held the fourth Saturday of each month April – October in downtown Somerset.

Chances on the popular muscle car will be sold at all Somernites Cruise events. The car will be given away October 23, 2010. The burgundy convertible features a cream colored “Pony” interior, V-8 engine and automatic transmission. Proceeds from the raffle will help fund the Somernites Cruise events. Somernites Cruise events are free for spectators and participants. Read more »

CUSTOMER SERVICE TRAINING HELD IN HODGENVILLE

July 26, 2010

Somerset, KY - More than twenty (40) participants turned out July 15, 2010 to take part in TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky’s (TOUR SEKY) “Shining STAR” Customer Service Program. Michelle Allen, Director of Programs, conducted the training at the Hodgenville Chamber of Commerce Community Room. The Training was organized by Celia McDonald, Main Street Manager.

“Everyone can use a refresher course in customer service,” said Michelle Allen Director of Programs for TOUR SEKY. “What better way than to have the training come to you?” Read more »

NEW VISITOR’S INFORMATION CENTER NOW OPEN IN BURKESVILLE

July 23, 2010

omerset, KY – TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) is excited to announce the new Cumberland County Tourism and Burkesville Chamber of Commerce office Visitor’s Information Center opened July 4, 2010. The office is located at the junction of South 61 and Highway 90. Read more »

WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT

July 9, 2010

Somerset, KY – TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) is excited to announce the “Lake Cumberland Raft Up 2010” will be held August 14th from Noon-5:00 pm near Tate Landing in Wayne County.

The Lake Cumberland Raft Up 2010 will attempt to break the current record of 1453 boats rafted (tied) together on July 31, 2004, at Lake Norman, North Carolina. This record is for the greatest number of boats tied-up together in a continuous floating line and is measured in terms of the number of boats tied together. Read more »

CUSTOMER SERVICE TRAINING HOSTED BY MARSHALL COUNTY TOURISM

June 28, 2010

Somerset, KY - More than 100 participants turned out June 15 to take part in TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky’s (TOUR SEKY) “Shining STAR” Customer Service Program. Michelle Allen, Director of Programs, conducted the training at the Kentucky Dam State Resort Park in western, KY. The Training was organized by Randy Newcomb, The Executive Director of the Marshall County Tourism Commission. Employees of various businesses and volunteers participated in the two hour presentation. Read more »

TOUR SEKY DISTRUBUTES PROMOTIONAL INFORMATION FOR THE CHILDREN’S BOTANICAL GARDEN OF SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY

June 25, 2010

Somerset, KY – Thousands of rack cards promoting the Children’s Botanical Garden of South Central Kentucky have been distributed to Welcome Center’s, tourism offices and rest areas throughout Kentucky. TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) assisted with the design and creation of the card and with the distribution. Read more »

CROWE ATTENDS SOUTHEAST TOURISM SOCIETY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

June 21, 2010

Somerset, KY – Jeff Crowe, TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) President/CEO, attended the Board of Directors meeting of the Southeast Tourism Society (STS) June 17th-20th in Atlanta, Georgia.

Crowe was appointed to the STS board in the fall of 2009 and will serve through 2011. He has been with TOUR SEKY since 2003 and was named President/CEO in 2008. Read more »

KENTUCKY APPALACHIAN CRAFT FAIR ONLY DAYS AWAY

June 21, 2010

Somerset, KY – TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) is excited to announce the Kentucky Appalachian Craft Fair is almost here. TOUR SEKY is partnering with the Kentucky Appalachian Craft Council to present the 2010 “From Our Hands to Yours” Kentucky Appalachian Craft Fair, June 25th-27th at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, KY. Hours are Friday, June 25, 6 pm-9 pm; Saturday, June 26, 11am-6 pm and Sunday, June 27, noon- 5 pm. The Center is located at 2292 South U.S. 27 (at stoplight 15) in Somerset. Read more »

TOUR SEKY ADDRESSES COLLEGE STUDENTS AT NATURAL BRIDGE STATE RESORT PARK

June 16, 2010

Somerset, KY – More than 20 students from Berea College were at Natural Bridge State Resort Park June 16, 2010 as part of the “Entrepreneurship for the Public Good” program. The students spent the day learning about adventure tourism and how it impacts the economy. Read more »

TOUR SEKY SPONSORS POWERBOAT DRIVEN BY STAR OF TV’S “THE DEADLIEST CATCH

June 4, 2010

Somerset, KY – You may know him as Deckhand Travis from the crew of the Wizard crab fishing boat featured in the hit Discovery Channel series “Deadliest Catch.” But you’ll know Travis Lofland as a powerboat racer at this weekend’s 2010 Lake Cumberland Grand Prix Offshore Super Series (OSS) powerboat race, which will hit the waters of Waitsboro Recreation Area in Somerset, KY Saturday and Sunday. Read more »