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County breaks ground on restroom facilities for visitors, tourists

Posted on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 11:14 am

Taking part in last week’s ground breaking ceremony are (from left) Steve May, with Jack Daniel’s Distillery; Rick Brinley, of Brinley & Sons Contractors; Metro Mayor Sloan Stewart; Becky Johnson, County Purchasing Agent; Dave Parks, President of the Chamber of Commerce; and Larry Moorehead, Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce and University of Tennessee County Director Moore County. (Photo Provided)

Taking part a ground breaking ceremony on Sept. 27 are (from left) Steve May, with Jack Daniel’s Distillery; Rick Brinley, of Brinley & Sons Contractors; Metro Mayor Sloan Stewart; Becky Johnson, County Purchasing Agent; Dave Parks, President of the Chamber of Commerce; and Larry Moorehead, Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce and University of Tennessee County Director Moore County. (Photo Provided)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — County officials were joined by Rick Brinley of Brinley & Sons Contractors on Sept. 27 for a ceremonial ground breaking as the county prepares to construct new restrooms just off the town square for visitors.

Thanks in part to a $50,000 Tourism Enhancement Grant from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, as well as contributions from Brown-Forman, county officials are able to move forward with the much-needed project that will help bring proper restroom facilities for the thousands of tourists who visit Lynchburg each year.

Jack Daniel’s Distillery is expected to draw close to 300,000 visitors this year as the distillery celebrates its 150th anniversary.

Tourism Enhancement Grants are jointly funded by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development with the assistance of the Appalachian Regional Commission.

An advisory committee made up of staff from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture selected the 29 communities from a pool of 61 grant applications.

No timetable was given for the completion of the restrooms project.

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