/ y Charlotte Underwood
Vacancies on the tourism commission topped the agenda at the Barbourville/Knox County Tourism Commission meeting held at 2 p.m. Monday.
Charles Frazier, Michael Bingham and Randell Young were all appointed to the commission during Monday’s meeting.
“We’re going to need a bigger table,” said Barbourville Mayor David Thompson as he welcomed the newest members of the board.
Frazier was also added to the signature card in order to be able to sign checks if needed.
The first of the old business discussed at the meeting was the request to remove quilt squares from the Civil War Interpretive Park.
“Those were removed. They have not been put back up yet, but I know we are going to put one up there by the fire department,” Thompson said.
Other old business discussed was the new Barbourville and Knox County Brochure.
Excalibur Graphics is working on the layout of the brochure.
The commission briefly discussed directional signage for the visitors center.
The center has six signs that need to be placed along Highway 25E at various entrances to aid out-of-town visitors in finding the center.
“Those signs have to be placed where they are supposed to be because they have to be put on a state road,” Thompson said.
The mayor also mentioned the upcoming TOUR SEKY’s 25th annual celebration on Sept. 26. Several commission members said they planned to attend the celebration.
“I think that it is important that we have a presence there,” agreed commission treasurer Carolyn Valentine.
During the new business portion of the meeting, the commission approved the support of the Fine Arts Association of Southeastern Kentucky in the amount of $200.
Thompson also reported to the commission that it had received $250 from the Barbourville Garden Club for the beautification of the downtown pocket parks.
Before the meeting’s close, the mayor updated the commission board that the Barbourville Tourism Facebook page had 3,948 friends.
The next meeting will be held Oct. 1.
/ y Charlotte Underwood
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