PRESTONSBURG – The Prestonsburg Tourism Commission met recently to discuss several items. The agency approved a new logo to honor Prestonsburg’s star city distinction. Prestonsburg Tourism Director, Mitchell Pearson called the new logo fresh and new. Among the other action, the commission decided to produce a new music CD by local singer/songwriters.
Another item on the meeting agenda was the historic log cabin, which is believed to have been built during the 1800s and was discovered during the demolition of a home on May Branch several years ago. The commission had hoped to restore the cabin as a way of preserving Prestonsburg rich history. However, there has been a lack of interest in the project. The commission, already having spent $9,000 on the project, voted to negotiate with Middle Creek or other historic organizations whom may be interested in reconstructing the cabin.
The commission voted to spend up to $1,500 on recording the new music CD for the Tuesday Night Songwriters Scene. Event organizer and musician Jason Goble told others that recording at restaurants would not produce a quality product. Goble suggested renting studio time at the Mountain Arts Center. Everyone was in agreement and gave Goble the authority to negotiate the price with the Mountain Arts Center as well as determine what musicians would be featured on the CD.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for the Floyd County Times she can be reached at (606) 794-0290.