The City of McKenzie and McKenzie Economic Development received a $71,250 Tourism Enhancement Grant.
The grant is to repurpose the remaining half of the former L&N Railroad Depot the original economic hub of the community with commerce during the 19th century. The Depot is on the National Record of Historic Places. The grant will help the facility maintain its nostalgic allure or the architecturally striking infrastructure into a thriving cultural center, visitor's information center, community center or mixed-use facility. Presenting the check is Commissioner Kevin Triplett of the Tennessee Department of Tourism Development and Commissioner Rolfe of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. The other half of the depot in used for the City of McKenzie's Industrial/ Economic Development Office.