Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)


April 23, 2014

Trail Town trial run set for Saturday

April 23, 2014 — Olive Hill will participate in a trial run this Saturday in the city’s push to become a certified Kentucky Trail Town.

Several outdoor organizations have received special invitations to make use of the trail infrastructure, including horseback, hiking, cycling and paddling trails.

All trails will originate from the depot on Railroad Street.

Users will then give feedback on important criteria about the condition and accessibility of the trails.

Those responses will be considered when state officials evaluate Olive Hill's application for Trail Town certification.

“The trial run will mimic any given tourist's day and not revolve around any special event,” said Debbie Harman, task force coordinator.

In preparation for the trial run, Mayor Kenny Fankell has issued a proclamation declaring Saturday, April 26, as Trail Town Day.

The measure was recommended by City Council during last Tuesday's monthly meeting.

It reserves use of Railroad and Tygart streets exclusively for trail-related activities, which means that flea markets will be prohibited in these areas on Saturday.

For more information on Trail Town activities, visit Olive Hill's tourism website at

Joe Lewis can be reached at or by telephone at 286-4201.

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