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  • Writer's pictureState Rep. Kelly Keisling

Fentress County legislators announce paddle launch site for Wolf River

NASHVILLE-TENN. - States Rep. Kelly Keisling R-Byrdstown, John Mark Windle, D-Livingston, and State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston, this week announced Fentress County would receive $37,720 to be used for the construction of a paddle launch site on the Wolf River.

The grant was awarded by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development to help drive more visitors to Fentress County.

“This is wonderful news for Fentress County. This project has great economic potential as paddle sports like kayaking and canoeing become more and more popular and ecotourism continues to rise,” said Keisling. “This resource provides the potential for new events in our area and showcases the natural beauty of the Wolf River.”

The Fentress County legislators expressed their appreciation to Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and local leaders who worked to secure the grant.

“These funds will enhance accessibility on the Wolf River which is a fantastic way to enjoy some of Fentress County’s best scenery,” said Yager. “There is a lot of potential to bring in more tourism that will boost our economy and I am very pleased that these funds will help in these efforts. I also congratulate our local officials who were instrumental in securing this grant which I was happy to support.”​

Windle added, “This will be a great addition to the already vibrant outdoor recreation experience that the Wolf River provides. This is a big win for Fentress County, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and the entire region.”

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