End Tourism Tax Now
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Open Minded

Elizabethtown, KY

#23 Mar 30, 2013
Some of the tax proceeds have been good for our area. But I do think there should be more transparency. It would be the right thing to do for the enterprise to request all the expenditures and all the income and publish it all in the local paper for everyone to see. That might satisfy everyone. There should be nothing to hide. Publish it all. It should be public information anyway. The Enterprise would do a good service to dig this out.
Transparent

Elizabethtown, KY

#24 Mar 31, 2013
I think anyone can make a written request to see their budget and all records,

Since: Mar 13

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#25 Mar 31, 2013
tourism in this s--thole? would someone please explain what is it we have here that tourists are coming here to see?

we all know this tax is a scam to put our money in our city leaders pockets. everyone knows it, it's not exactly a secret and our "tourism director" position is a joke. what exactly do they do all day? coordinate the daily tour buses and tour groups coming from all over the country?

over the course of the past year or so, myself and most everyone i know have been driving out of town just to eat out. if they want to charge us for eating in our own town then we will continue to spend the gas money to put the revenue in out of town restaurants.
tax

Columbia, KY

#26 Apr 1, 2013
Yes because out of town restaurants don't charge tourism taxes. If you eat in most places around us you will see they also have a tourism tax. Louisville and Lexington don't because they are 1st class cities, but if you eat in Louisville around the Yum center you get charged an extra tax to help pay for the center.

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#27 Apr 1, 2013
we like lexington better anyway so it works out...
Move

Columbia, KY

#28 Apr 3, 2013
Maybe you should move there since Lebanon obviously has nothing for you
tired

Lebanon, KY

#29 Apr 4, 2013
just tired of this tax. it does no good and i am tired of paying additional taxes just so someone can collect a paycheck, and its a BIG paycheck! the tourism director makes well over $50,000 a year plus incentives and bonus's. a phone allowance? yes, that too!
Mortgage Mom

Elizabethtown, KY

#30 Apr 5, 2013
The Tourism Tax was initiated when Chris Hamilton was the director. He had a great vision for possibilities and some successes. Since then, we've paid way too many dollars to support outside "qualified" candidates that obviously can't or won't provide any results at all. Einstein's definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result every time. When the Tourism Tax starts working for me, you can talk to me about working for it at that point!
nerd

Elizabethtown, KY

#31 Apr 5, 2013
Phasma Phasmatis wrote:
tourism in this s--thole? would someone please explain what is it we have here that tourists are coming here to see?
we all know this tax is a scam to put our money in our city leaders pockets. everyone knows it, it's not exactly a secret and our "tourism director" position is a joke. what exactly do they do all day? coordinate the daily tour buses and tour groups coming from all over the country?
over the course of the past year or so, myself and most everyone i know have been driving out of town just to eat out. if they want to charge us for eating in our own town then we will continue to spend the gas money to put the revenue in out of town restaurants.
Wouldn't you be paying just as much in gas to go out of town? I am not driving to Springfield just to get McDonalds.
Curious

Campbellsville, KY

#33 Apr 7, 2013
nerd wrote:
<quoted text>Wouldn't you be paying just as much in gas to go out of town? I am not driving to Springfield just to get McDonalds.
Springfield has a restaurant tax that is 50% higher than Lebanon.
I know

Campbellsville, KY

#34 Apr 7, 2013
Mortgage Mom wrote:
The Tourism Tax was initiated when Chris Hamilton was the director. He had a great vision for possibilities and some successes. Since then, we've paid way too many dollars to support outside "qualified" candidates that obviously can't or won't provide any results at all. Einstein's definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result every time. When the Tourism Tax starts working for me, you can talk to me about working for it at that point!
Chris Hamilton was NOT the director when it was passed. He was the second director.
Know the facts!!
Idiot

Elizabethtown, KY

#35 Apr 8, 2013
I know wrote:
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Chris Hamilton was NOT the director when it was passed. He was the second director.
Know the facts!!
That's the problem mortgage mom thinks she knows everything and has all the facts. Infact she is an idiot! Chris Hamilton was hired way after Tourism had been off the ground. MM is about as smart as pigs poop.
Why

Columbia, KY

#36 Apr 9, 2013
Why does tourism board think someone from out of town will do a better job. Think this last director just used Lebanon as a stepping stone to get a better job.
Joke

Elizabethtown, KY

#37 Apr 9, 2013
Why wrote:
Why does tourism board think someone from out of town will do a better job. Think this last director just used Lebanon as a stepping stone to get a better job.
Tourism board should be refreshed and changed out like Chamber of Commerce every 4 years. They knew that when they hired her. We have talent here in Lebanon that can do the job better and for less of an outrageous salary.
Gary Crenshaw shouldn't have the only safe as to who serves on the board.
Why

Columbia, KY

#38 Apr 10, 2013
I agree some of those board members have been on there since the whole thing started they need some turnover
Easy

Lebanon, KY

#39 Apr 11, 2013
Just stop the needless tax and close the doors on "tourism". It is nothing but a slush fund for Crenshaw and the rest of the "tourism board" What a joke!!!
Yes

Lebanon, KY

#40 Apr 12, 2013
Easy wrote:
Just stop the needless tax and close the doors on "tourism". It is nothing but a slush fund for Crenshaw and the rest of the "tourism board" What a joke!!!
I have to agree with this. There is no need to tax Lebanon's citizens any longer for something so stupid.
retired to fla

Key West, FL

#41 Apr 12, 2013
P lenty of tourism tax down here but we get something in return. In marion county you get a 35k lot with a sign pointing to lebanon. Would any of the people on the board made this stupid investment if it was their money.

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