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EDITORIAL: Regulations on short-term rentals require a delicate balance

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By The Kentucky Standard Editorial Board

The time has come for us to face the truth: Bardstown is increasingly becoming a tourist city. Bardstown is already one of the top 10 communities in Kentucky for Airbnbs. We’re drawing in outsiders. We wanted to. They keep our economy flourishing. But we can do that while maintaining our charm and without looking “touristy” if we expand things the right way.

With that growing tourism comes challenges, including how to properly regulate lodging options in the 21st century and the growing trend of short-term rentals.


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