Bicentennial activities for Trigg County have pretty much been a washout in 2020, the year that had been slated to celebrate the community’s 200th year with a variety of events, said Bill Stevens, the executive director for the Cadiz-Trigg County Tourist Commission, during that group’s recent meeting.

“From what I understand, we’re going to reschedule (those) activities and do them next year,” he said during a virtual meeting of the commission that took place Thursday via Zoom Video Communications.

Stevens said the bicentennial pins are still available, with more coming in every day.

Additionally, he noted that the Cadiz Cruz-In took place during the past two months and attracted quite a bit of interest from surrounding communities including Benton, Murray, Mayfield and others.

He said the cars were socially distanced during that event.

Stevens noted that tourism fared well in Cadiz and Trigg County during 2018 and 2019, but he said the mystery is in seeing what economic impact tourism will have in the community in 2020.

Economic impact reports from the Kentucky Department of Tourism revealed a $25.6 million impact for tourism in the community during the 2018 calendar year, with $27.1 million in 2019 in direct spending.

Stevens said 218 jobs in the county are directly related to tourism in the county this year.

“The mystery’s going to be for 2020,” Stevens shared during the recent meeting.

The director noted that the tourism offices are officially open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, allowing his staff time to clean and sanitize after visitors leave.

He also noted that local crafters are visiting sites in Union City, Tenn., where people are hosting craft activities right now, in hopes of getting ideas so Trigg County can conduct its winter arts and crafts activities.

Reach Tonya S. Grace at 270-887-3240 or

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