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Pickett Commission Passes $95K Tourism Budget

The Pickett County Commission passed the Tourism Committee’s budget Monday night even with some members expressing concern over how the budget can be spent. The proposed $95,000 budget is funded from the county’s occupancy tax. Pickett County Executive Stephen Bilbrey said the occupancy tax brought in around $100,000 last year. Commissioner and Committee Member Deborah Garrett said she thinks the ... Read More »

Pickett Commissioners Approve But Question Hotel/Motel Funds For Fishing

The Pickett County Board of Commissioners approved using Occupancy Tax Funds for fishing tournaments during its Monday night meeting. The money will be used by the Byrdstown-Pickett County Chamber of Commerce to help attract tourists to the area during the fall. Several commissioners expressed concerns about the funding, noting the lack of information provided about the impact of the money ... Read More »