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Pike County aims for 7-mile ATV trail

Nov. 25, 2012 @ 07:08 AM

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Pike County officials say they are in negotiations with two land companies in an effort to establish a trail for all-terrain vehicles.

Pike County Judge-Executive told the Appalachian News-Express that if the proposal is successful, it would give the county a 7-mile loop ATV trail. He also said it has a big advantage over other options to create a trail since it would require the county to get permission from two entities instead of possibly hundreds of private property owners.

Magistrates expressed concern that the trail wouldn't go into smaller communities, where ATV riders could visit local stores and promote tourism.

Deputy Judge-Executive John Doug Hays said the loop trail would just be a starting point and that officials could still explore options for other trails.