Participants in the 2012 Commerce Lexington Regional Tour visit the KFC Yum Center in Louisville.
Lexington, KY – Commerce Lexington is about to embark on its fifth regional bus tour around Kentucky. Thursday morning 43 business and community leaders will board a bus destined to points in western Kentucky like Bowling Green, Paducah and Fort Campbell.
The annual trip so far has visited different parts of eastern Kentucky including a trip that stayed overnight in Somerset, Pikeville and another that stopped in Ashland.
Last year’s trip, a jaunt through central Kentucky visited the state chamber offices in Frankfort, Kentucky State University, KCTCS in Versailles, heard from Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer along with his Lexington counterpart Jim Gray after the group had an overnight in Louisville.
Running from 7:30 Thursday morning to 5 p.m. Friday, this year’s trip will expose Lexingtonians to work ongoing at Western Kentucky University, life on the base of Fort Campbell, a peek at the Corvette Museum and a trip to Armstrong Coal’s Equality Boot Mine, in Ohio County.
Participants in this year’s trip range from bank presidents and attorneys to a handful of economic development types and non-profit heads.