Ky. campground sees financial loss because of shutdown

CAVE CITY, Ky. — The government shutdown might seem like only a federal problem at first glance, but it’s having a huge impact on the people of Cave City, including the owner of Cave Country RV Campground, writes WBKO.

Owner Jeff Lawson said reservations tourists made at his campground were cancelled as soon as Mammoth Cave closed about a week ago. WBKO reports that seven RVs were there over the weekend, but Lawson said a dozen more would typically be there this time of year.

He said he’s already lost $1,500 because of the shutdown.

“The government — those guys will be getting paid. When this is all finished, everybody’s going to catch up on their pay. The small business guy is not. We take the hit for their political blunders, and regardless of which side of the aisle you’re on, their decisions affect us in the pocket and it’ll never be made up to us,” Lawson said.

For the complete story from WBKO, click here.

Kelly Cauthorn

Kelly Cauthorn

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