College students are helping officials in
gather research to promote ecotourism. Elkhorn City
College students from the
of Kentucky and are helping
out with that aspect. They spent a recent weekend asking local residents how
they feel about ecotourism. Earlier in the semester, they surveyed tourists in
area campgrounds about why they were visiting. Eastern Kentucky
Belcher says the students' work will help the city get designated as a trail town, which is one step that's needed to refocus the area's economy on ecotourism.