Thank you for your interest in ShelbyKY! If you are interested in writing a story about the American Saddlebred Capital of the World, we’re here to help. We have Press Kits, Photo CD-ROMS, and Video footage available for editorial use..

To obtain any of the above-mentioned materials, or if you have any questions, contact
Katie Fussenegger, Executive Director
Direct Line: 502.633.6388
Email: Tours@shelbyvilleky.com

Press Tours

What we need from you:

  • Name(s) of journalist and/or photographer
  • Mailing address
  • Telephone number, fax number, e-mail, etc.
  • Brief biographical sketch
  • Tear sheets not more than 2 years old
  • Two editorial references (name, publications, phone numbers)

You must also provide the following article-specific information:

  • Name of targeted publication(s)
  • Letter of assignment (if working for a specific publication)
  • Arrival date, length of visit, departure date
  • Types of activities or special interest/focus of story/special requests

Please note that targeted publications must have a minimum circulation of 20,000 unless otherwise approved by the ShelbyKY Tourism Commission & Visitors Bureau (SCVB).

The SCVB will provide the following services to bonafide travel writers:

  • Press Pass – The SCVB will offer passes for writers and photographers whose names are listed on the bylines of the tear sheets. Costs incurred by family members and/or friends traveling with a writer will be paid for by the writer.
  • Accommodations – The SCVB will provide complimentary rooms for up to 2 nights for writers on assignment. If the writer is not on assignment, it is up to the individual property to decide if services will be complimentary or at a reduced rate. Accommodations are subject to availability.
  • Ground Transportation – You are responsible for your own transportation outside of the Shelby County area. Rental cars are the responsibility of the writer, but a list of local rental companies will be supplied if requested.
  • Photographic Images and video footage – The SCVB maintains an online photo library should the writer need pictures to accompany a story.
  • Meals are not provided by the SCVB. It is up to individual properties to decide if meals will be complimentary or at a reduced rate upon the writer’s request.
  • Writers must give the SCVB at least two business weeks’ notice before their arrival (unless special circumstances arise – to be approved by the SCVB).

Tear sheets on any subsequent stories on the ShelbyKY area are to be provided to the SCVB upon publication.

State of Kentucky articles:

If you are interested in doing a story on other areas of the state, please contact:

Kathy Yount, Asst. Director Marketing & Communications
Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism
Direct Line: (800) 225-8747 ext. 120
E-mail: Kathy.Yount@KY.gov