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October 21, 2013

Tourist commission reviewing slogan entries

More than 130 received to date

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — “Crossroads to Adventure.”

“Where Good Times Begin.”

“Come Play, Come Stay.”

These phrases could be chosen as the London-Laurel County Tourist Commission’s next slogan to entice visitors to London and Laurel County.

Since they opened their slogan contest, the tourist commission has received 132 entries.  The list of entries thus far was revealed in the commission’s regular meeting Tuesday.

“We’ve had good participation,” said Kim Collier, co-executive director.  “The winning slogan will be on our revised website and our new brochures.”

The tourist commission is still currently accepting entries.  No winner has been chosen at this date.

In other matters:

• Deanna Herrmann, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, informed commission members of an upcoming job fair that will take place on Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the London Community Center.  The job fair will feature employers from several local businesses and in some cases will offer on the spot interviews.  Attendees are asked to bring a copy of their resume and two forms of identification.

“General Dynamics, Cheddars and Serco will be just a few of the companies that will be there,” said Magistrate Ray Crawford. 

• Chairman Tom Handy is waiting on a response from state officials on suggestions that will determine what qualifications hotel/motel association members must meet in order to serve on the  city’s tourist commission.

Board member Ed Parsley stated, “We don’t want to ever forget that London and Laurel County are in the same place. But some people have forgotten that.”

“All the best things that have happened in Laurel County are a direct result of cooperation between the city and county,” Handy said.  “We will continue to work to maintain the relationship of cooperation that has made this county stand out in tourism.”

• Rodney Hendrickson, tourist commission co-director, updated commission members on the Thriller Ride that took place in Laurel County on Saturday.

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