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Kentucky Tonight discusses COVID-19’s impact on Kentucky tourism


Kentucky Tonight discusses COVID-19’s impact on Kentucky tourism

For Release: 07/31/20 4:19 PM

On Kentucky Tonight, airing Monday, Aug. 3, at 8/7 p.m. on KET, host Renee Shaw discusses COVID-19’s impact on Kentucky’s tourism industry. She will be joined by the following guests:

  • Mike Berry, secretary of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
  • Jeff Crowe, general manager of Heaven Hill Distillery Visitor Experiences (pre-taped)
  • Don Howard, Jr., president of H&W Management that owns and manages hotels (pre-taped)
  • Sherry Murphy, executive director of the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (via Skype)
  • Hank Phillips, president and CEO of the Kentucky Travel Industry Association
  • Mary Quinn Ramer, president of VisitLEX, the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau 

Viewers with questions and comments may send email to or use the message form at Viewers may also submit questions and comments on Twitter @KyTonightKET.  The phone number for viewer questions during the program is 1-800-494-7605.  All messages should include first and last name and town or county.  

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications