I was pleased to read Ms. Lowery’s opinion in The Lebanon Enterprise dated March 2. It is the same feelings that I have heard other people express about the tourism commission and the recent controversy surrounding this.
The Marion County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is in support of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. The chamber believes that the transient room and restaurant taxes should continue in order to support the commission’s initiatives.
I worked for the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission for five years and have been with the tourism industry for almost six. I cannot express enough what a tragedy this would be if this tax and the office were taken away. I have seen firsthand all the wonderful things tourism has done for Lebanon and proud to say I was a part of it.
At the start of this year, I decided that I needed to use my skills and experience to give back to this community, and to Kentucky, because when I needed help (in the 1980s), I got it right here in south central Kentucky.