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Posted: Thursday, 13 March 2014 4:40PM

One Step Closer To A River Access Point

Trigg County Tourism's Executive Director Bill Stevens says the Tourism Commission and county magistrates have made progress toward a Little River canoe-kayak access point on Roaring Springs Road. At Thursday's meeting, Stevens said he and Trigg County Magistrate Rick Nelson have a tentative agreement with property owner Michael Turnley.

The Tourism Commission will pay $500 per year for a 30-year lease for one acre of property if the measure is supported by the Trigg County Fiscal Court. Nelson says he and Stevens are addressing concerns expressed by riverfront property owners.

Residents are also concerned about littering.

Magistrate Mike Wright says the fiscal court will likely discuss details about developing the site at its meeting next Monday night.

In other business, Stevens plans to hire an assistant, a decision made possible by the Cadiz restaurant tax. Stevens says the salary will be based on the experience of the person hired to manage the Commission's social media and web information, among other things.

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