Transient tax collected, logo being updated at Lake Cumberland Tourist Commission

The Lake Cumberland Tourist Commission collected $3,735.55 in transient tax in February of this year, which is about average when looking at the last five years for the month.

Transient tax information runs a couple of months behind due to the time period that motels and the like are given to pay the tax.

Campground transient tax collected was down to $225.26 in March after $326.50 was collected in February of this year.

The tourist commission also delivered over 6,600 visitor guides in March while garnering more than 16,000 website visits, reached more than 460,000 on their Facebook page and engaged more than 174,000 individuals on their TikTok account through their generated content.

In other tourist commission news, the commission is still working on updating their logo using an outside firm. The hope is once a new logo is selected, their website at will also be updated to reflect the new logo and rebrand.

And, the commission is now a member of the Team Kentucky Sports Tourism Group for 2023-24 and will receive 90 percent back on that cost in matching funds. Tourism Director Danielle Wilson said this will allow the commission to play a larger role in sports tourism in the state, which could lead to additional events being hosted here in the county.