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Could eastern Kentucky be the next Gatlinburg?

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FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - State leaders are looking to make eastern Kentucky the next hot tourism destination.

A tourism study suggests that eastern Kentucky could be developed like Gatlinburg attracting visitors from surrounding states. The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has commissioned the study that said with a mix of the right activities, the Appalachian region could be a modern Gatlinburg.

The tourism would help the economy in the region that has lost 6,000 coal jobs in two years.

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