Sullivan County Cuts Out Tourism Office, Eliminates DirectorSo what do we got that Sullivan County, TN ain't got? I'm inclined to say a lack of brains, but that would be mean and nasty. So I'll just say ...
Mac McLean, Reporter, Bristol Herald Courier
Warrior’s Path State Park, Bristol Motor Speedway, Historic Downtown Blountville, and Rocky Mount Living History Museum are but a few attractions for visitors to Sullivan County, Tenn.
Sure it’s plenty to see, but is it enough to justify a tourism office that costs taxpayers more than $50,000 per year?
County Mayor Steve Godsey doesn’t think so.
He terminated Tourism Director Krisna Goodwin late Tuesday afternoon and plans to cut funding for the county’s full-time director of tourism position from next year’s budget. (link)
... folks there have a lack of state taxpayer revenue coming in on a grand scale, unlike us here in Southwest Virginia, where we have to spend it blindly or forfeit those tax dollars to something less fulfilling - like roads and bridges. So our politicians spend our hard-earned money on museums and bike paths and horse trails and cultural centers and music git-togethers and tourism directors and ...
Maybe we need to import some of those Tennessee politicians up here ...
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My thanks to Carl Kilo for linking to the Sullivan County story. I've been meaning to touch on it for days.
Always standing guard. Always on the case. Thanks, again, Carl.