LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —
“We were told this one-percent tax would only go to tourism and that’s why we voted for it, but now the government is going to take that money,” said commission member Caner Cornett. “If we knew that they were going to back out on their word, we wouldn’t have voted on it in the first place.”
According to Cornett, if passed, the one-percent state transient room tax will be put in the state general fund rather than towards tourism.
• The commission hired a part-time assistant, Abe Abdollahi, who will assist in administrative duties, marketing, press releases, public relations and various other duties as needed.
• The London-Laurel County Chamber of Commerce announced they will be hosting a job fair on March 18 at the London Community Center.