Members of the tourism commission would like to increase signage in Spencer County.

And they took their case to the Spencer County Fiscal Court at its Jan. 17 meeting.

John Hamilton, Stacey Koon and Bonnie Downs were all present with Hamilton leading the discussion.

“What we want to discuss tonight, briefly, is this concept of Wayfinding. ‘How many of you have been to the city of Shelbyville at Interstate 64?’ This is an example of the signage we would like to do, something similar to that,” said Hamilton.

Some members of the tourism board are wanting to serve on a subcommittee but want fiscal court to assign a couple of members to that group as well, so they could work together and work together.

The state has requirements that will need be met, so the committee can see what will be needed, and then go back to the court as a joint body to present the report and presentation for further discussion.

“Our primary focus this evening was to introduce ourselves, and request a couple members to the committee to work with us on this, and we’ll make further progress, and try to do what we can to get more individuals coming into the county to know what kind of things that we do have to offer,” said Hamilton.

“And if we can do this right, this will be an economic engine that will just keep churning and pumping revenue. That’s what we want, and then we’re able to expand out and do other things,” he added.

Judge executive Scott Travis and Magistrate Danny Pharris are on the fiscal court tourism and economic development committee, so they agreed to be on the sign subcommittee.

Travis also mentioned at the meeting that he and Pharris attended a tourism meeting earlier in the week.

“We need help getting a lot of things done that involve tourism and economic development,” said Travis. He mentioned that he is planning on asking permission from the court to create a Tourism/Economic Development paid position within the county, with some help from the city. This person, besides the obvious duties, would also be able to help park director Brian Spencer with the parks/facilities.