This article was originally published in The News-Enterprise on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6:54 a.m.

ISSUE: Hardin County ranks sixth in state in tourism
OUR VIEW: Take pride in living where others visit

In real estate, it’s all about location. The same can be said for tourism.

While places such as Owens­boro and Bardstown offer high-profile attractions, their tourism impact pales to Hardin County — thanks in large measure to a significant presence on a north-south interstate and at the terminal of two parkways.

It takes more than a convenience, though, to bring in more than $359 million in tourism revenue in 2016, a 4.6 percent increase over 2015. It takes businesses and attractions and effective promotion of both to draw tourists.

Efforts made by the Elizabeth­town Convention and Tourism Bureau and the Radcliff-Fort Knox Tourism and Convention Commission resulted in Hardin County being ranked as the sixth in Kentucky for tourism according to a recent report by the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet.

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