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THE HART COUNTY NEWS-HERALD May 4, 2017 I]7 continued from page A9 togetherwith their movement, the steps are Belden has set up a familiesand paint relatively simple. Find "Hart County Rocks togetherand go for rocks, paint the rocks Facebook page. Those a walk to hide them (acrylic paint is the looking for more together. It would be a best choice), hide them information concerning great outing as a family," around the community, the project, or those who said Belden, who has spent time bonding with and social media to want to get involved, her own granddaughters share finds with friends simply join the group. painting rocks, and family to inspire The page currently has Social media has others to get involved. 89 members. Belden and her granddaughters been instrumental inOnce a rock has been spreading the movement found, it can be kept or will begin hiding rocks and allowing the positive rehidden to keep theFriday, May 5, so be on messages to effect more positivity flowing, the lookout. than just the people"It'sagreatwaytospread Making a positive who find them. Larue joy and inspiration, difference is as simple County is one of many communities actively said Belden, who often as a pleasant word or a engaging with each shares messages related pretty picture; one never other through Facebook to God, using words knows when a small act by sharing their finds, like hope, and sharing of kindness could make If interested in getting messages like have a a world of difference involved in the blessed day, in the life of the person receiving the kindness. NEWS & NOTES BENEFIT FOR JERRY BLOYD There will be a benefit Saturday May 13 at the Greensburg Fire Department to help pay the funeral expenses of Jerry Bloyd. Food will be available at 12 noon and throughout the afternoon. Singers will be Dwayne Forbis and I Am Blessed. Also the Cavaliers will be singing. The auction will be at 3 PM. Any donations, new or used, will be greatly appreciated. If you need more information call Bobby Neal at 27o-59o-3548, Pat Bloyd at 270-779-5067 or Dwayne Forbis at WLOC radio station. HOMECOMING MT PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH Homecoming will be held at Mt Pisgah Baptist Church on Sunday, May 7. Preaching at lo:oo am CST. Singing with special guest singers The Sextons at 11:oo am. Lunch to follow the singing. Pastor Bro. Billy Joe Foster and congregation invite you to attend this service. We are located 3-5 miles from Bonnieville on Highway 728. Come and receive a blessing. PLEASAIWI" GROVE CEMETERY For those that would like to help with the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Hart County near Fairview, send donations to Mrs. Jean Hedgepeth, 1435 Hedgepeth Road, Canmer, KY 42722. WOODSONVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH On May 6, 2o17 at lo:oo a.m. a South Central Region Missio nary Program entitled "Protecting the vulnerable adult: will be held at the Woodsonville Baptist Church in Munfordville (located beside the Hart County High School). Ms. Liz Wade will be the presenter. Kentucky Director of Tourism Department Seth Wheat and Commissioner of Travel Tourism Kristen Branscomb stand alongside those who made the Trail Town designation possible holding the official certificates. /'hey also found that the whole community. outdoor recreation is About $15 is local and providing 7.5 million state taxes that goes iobs. back to our schools, I:here'.s money to be back to our roads; "back made in adventure to our communities a' tourism, whole." "The idea behind the KY l'rail Town Program is to capitalize on the great resources we have right here in Kentucky for outdoor recreation," said Seth Wheat, Kentucky Director of Tourism Development. In partnering various departments of local and state government, as well as business, the trail Town program seeks to create almost an easy button for tourists. As they are traveling down river, hiking, or cycling trails, they will notice promotions for Munfordville. With official certification, Munfordville will also be promoted at a state level. "We feature every Trail rown on our website. I'm excited to say we're getting ready to re-do our website, it's going to be more interactive, more user-friendly, and make a bigger impact on people when they're making decisions on travel," said Wheat. "Munfordville will be prominently featured there. Now, I have always and will always promote the river and canoeing and kayaking outfitter and everything else, that's what I do with adventure tourism, but they get an extra layer of promotion as a certified Trail Town." this extra layer will include hi-def pictures and videos that can be used to promote Munfordville, as well as one paid for advertisement. Last year, Wheat promoted trail Towns in Blue Ridge Publication, a popular magazine and website for adventure tourists. A main effort of the Trail town program is to drive economic benefit into small towns and communities. As visitors are hiking, cycling, canoeing, etc. they will connect with towns, like Munfordville, going in to eat, shop, lodge, or receive whatever products and services they may require. "We have seen new businesses open up in certified Trail Towns, like canoe and kayak outfitters, restaurants, bed and breakfasts have opened up. We've even had some instances where a business that was located in one community expanded and opened a second location in a Trail Town. It's slow going, there's still a lot of risk in opening a new business, but we're hoping to create environments that are more conducive to entrepreneuship. We're starting to see the wheels turn and the benefits come to fruition," said Wheat. In order to gain the official designation as a Kentucky Trail Town, there were many layers to undergo in the application process, including building partnerships with area businesses. "As part of the application, one of the things we had to do was survey what types of products and services are offered by businesses and what would be some of the things that someone coming to visit would want to do, so there has been partnership. Now, with the designation, they'll be building upon that, this will be a stronger partnership between tourism and local businesses here," said Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Virginia Davis. Kentucky Department of Tourism Commissioner Kristen Branscomb said, "Every visitor we bring in spends about $151, that goes throughout While unplanned, it was fitting ,for Branscomb that local children walked by before the ceremony, enjoying the park on a field trip, to remind all of why Trail Towns matter, outside of economic benefit, when it comes to preserving and enjoying Kentucky's outdoor recreation. "I was struck, if you noticed the kids walking by, what we're doing here today and what you guys have done with this Trail Town, that is who this is for." It is the hope of the Trail Town program that with improvements to trails and added promotions, numbers of tourists will increase and with that, the money entering the city of Munfordville. The Green River was the main attraction to Munfordville for the Department of Tourism as it creates a direct trail to Mammoth Cave National Park. As Coni Shepperd stated, "With us going in with the River made it a little easier, because we didn't have to make the trail," but it is not the only asset to local tourism. Munfordville also offers the Kentucky Stonehenge, BBQ Festival, and Civil War sites to attract tourists. from trails. For cyclists, part of the Trans-America cycling route goes through Munfordville to Mammoth Cave and back up. A route that stretches from the Pacific Ocean to Atlantic and attracts cyclists from across the nation. "We're going to take a breath for a few days," said Coni Shepperd. "Then we're going to go be putting up bike rakes, we have signage that has to go up, wCre going to work on the hiking trail and cycling trails. It's an ongoing process." Moving forward, it is the hope that many other towns and communities in the Cave Country Trails region will follow Rishi Agarwal, M.D. with Medical Center Hematology & Oncology has joined The Medical Center at Caverna Specialty Clinics. Dr. Agarwal completed his fellowship training at the University of Cincinnati and is board certified in Hematology and Oncology. He has a Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research and holds a Fellowship in the Phase 1 Clinical Trial in Cancer Therapeutics from MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Agarwal is seeing patients at the Community Health Center located on the campus of The Medical Center at Caverna. To schedule an appointment, call his Bowling Green office at 270-796-2557, The Medical Center at Caverna also offers specialty clinics in Cardiology, General Surgery, Gynecology, Nephrology and Pulmonology. To learn more, visit cHMED [The Medical Center ENTER EALTH Caverna ~ensp; re/