Department of Tourism
ColorFall to Feature TV and Web Updates
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The 2007 series of the ColorFall program will add video segments from around the state to be broadcast on local television stations along with a web site that alerts visitors of foliage color changes.
Nature’s autumn beauty and a bounty of festive events are the focus of the ColorFall program, now in its 22nd year. The beauty of fall in the Bluegrass State provides the backdrop that pairs the state’s Departments of Tourism and Parks. Although it has been a very dry year, spotters throughout the commonwealth will report the weekly progress of the changes in color that grace the Kentucky landscape from the Appalachians to the western lakes region. This year, 10 TV stations in five markets will air brief video segments promoting foliage changes and local festivals.
In addition to the video segments airing in Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Hazard and Paducah, the public can also visit the ColorFall web site at www.kentuckytourism.com/colorfall. You can access a map of Kentucky showing the changing colors, a listing of fall weekly events, downloadable fall images and a link to trails in Kentucky that provide opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.
The Tourism website provides events information year-round. Travel consultants are available every weekday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST to answer questions about events and foliage stages. Contact them at 800-225-TRIP (225-8747).
Media questions should be directed to Marge Bateman, ColorFall coordinator with the tourism department, at 502-564-4930 ext. 150 or email@example.com. At the parks department, Carey Tichenor can answer technical questions about specific trees and their foliage at 502-564-2172 ext. 246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editors can download a striking ColorFall logo at www.kentuckytourism.com/colorfall/pressrelease.htm.
The Kentucky Department of Tourism, an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, exists to promote The Commonwealth as a travel destination, generate revenue and create jobs for Kentucky’s economy.