LC Tourist Commission collects nearly $19K in transient tax

The Lake Cumberland Tourist Commission collected $18,782 in transient tax in August of this year, Tourism Executive Director Danielle Wilson announced Wednesday at the regular monthly meeting of the commission’s board of directors.

That comes on the heels of more than $36,000 of transient tax collected in July of this year, a record number of such taxes since the tourist commission began collecting transient taxes in 1994.

The county currently has nearly 130 registered VRBO, AIRBNB, hotels, and motels, combining for a total of 482 rooms.

According to Wilson, the commission would be unable to collect transient taxes from the Kendall Park Campground below Wolf Creek Dam because it is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Wilson said no federal campground was subject to such taxation.