Glasgow officials talk increasing tourist attractions

Sitting as the seat of Barren County, Glasgow may be around 50,000 individuals short of its neighboring Bowling Green, but the city is anything but lacking.

Barren County Judge Executive Micheal Hale has been a life-long resident and he says the city is only up and coming.

“The city of Glasgow is pretty aggressive in creating events and they’ve don’t a wonderful job,” Judge Hale says.

From the newly accessible blue way trail and the opening of the city’s first brewery on the square, to the planning of Food Truck Fridays, officials are continuously thinking of new ways to draw locals and tourists to the city limits and Judge Hale says it’s paying off.

“You always try to in your mind figure out what can you do for the younger people in your community, so what I do is go to the younger people and ask, “What do you want? What do you want to see? What’s fun to you? What makes you, no offense, what makes you drive to Bowling Green? What catches your eye? What can we do here to make you stay here and enjoy all the things that we have?”

Judge Hale says the changes they’re making to the city will only mean more tourism dollars in the future.

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