The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Launches a New Website

FRANKFORT, Ky.--()--The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet (Cabinet) has launched a new website at http://commerce.ky.gov, which will serve as a central hub of information about tourism and the arts in the Commonwealth. The website is built with a mobile-first approach, which makes it easy to access and view on any mobile device. Some other highlights include a streamlined navigation and a simple modular design displaying clear and consistent content.

The website provides visitors access to tourism development information, attractions and a wealth of arts and cultural resources that are unique to Kentucky. Additionally, the website provides information on each of the 15 agencies that comprise the Cabinet.

Mark Hendricksen, Cabinet Web Developer, stated that, “The redesign stemmed from a desire to open a new dialogue with site visitors and provide content in a responsive design format.”

The Cabinet’s new website was created through their public-private partnership with Kentucky Interactive, LLC., a member of NIC’s family of companies.

“Kentucky Interactive was the best resource for our Web development and application needs. We consider Kentucky Interactive a true partner,” stated Hendricksen.

About The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet

Tourism, the arts and Kentucky heritage are the focus of our cabinet. Tourism development includes new attractions, new accommodations, expansion of existing tourism venues, convention/conference marketing, and sports venues. We encourage and provide support in market development for our artists, historic downtown redevelopment, film opportunities, equine headquarter expansion, expanding recreation opportunities, Kentucky State Parks, attracting international trade shows or sporting events, and expanding museums and special exhibits. All these activities contribute to Kentucky’s economic success.

About Kentucky.gov

Kentucky.gov is the official government Web portal of the Commonwealth of Kentucky (www.kentucky.gov). Kentucky.gov is a collaborative effort between the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Kentucky Interactive, LLC. Frankfort-based Kentucky Interactive provides a secure, mobile-friendly platform that allows government agencies of any size to conduct business online and improve public access to information. Kentucky Interactive is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No. 11 (2013), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

Contacts

Kentucky.gov
Sherri Eden, 502-875-3733
Marketing Manager
sherri.eden@kentucky.gov
or
Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
Mark Hendrickson, 502-564-4270
Website Developer

Release Summary

The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet has launched a new website, which will serve as a central hub of information about tourism and the arts in the Commonwealth.

Contacts

Kentucky.gov
Sherri Eden, 502-875-3733
Marketing Manager
sherri.eden@kentucky.gov
or
Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
Mark Hendrickson, 502-564-4270
Website Developer