LC Tourism continues to see success marketing online

The Lake Cumberland Tourist Commission is continuing to see a positive response from its tourism inquiries and advertising campaign, according to Tourism Director Danielle Wilson, who presented the tourist commission board with numbers in a meeting this week.

The tourist commission’s website,, saw more than 41,000 website visits in June and their Facebook page is up to nearly 165,000 ‘likes’. There were also 131 walk-ins at the tourism office during the month with nearly 1,000 visitor guide downloads.

According to the Kentucky Travel Industry Association, Russell County had $42.2 million in overall economic impact from tourism in 2020, the last year of available data, as well as 330 tourism-related jobs that same year. Association numbers also show that Russell County had $3.1 million in local and state tax revenue in 2020, which was impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.