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Board of Directors

The mission of the Mt. Vernon-Rockcastle County Tourist Commission, Inc. is to appropriately allocate tax dollars to improve the local economy by generating overnight visitors to Rockcastle County, thereby driving sales to all tourism related businesses.

The mission of the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum is to promote, preserve and protect the integrity of its inductees with honor, dignity and respect.

The Mt. Vernon-Rockcastle County Tourist Commission, Inc. is a business that has made a commitment to live and work with honesty and sincerity. We stand behind our word and honor any commitments we make. We are consistent in our decisions while recognizing that to be fair we must be flexible. We are ethical and respectful of ourselves and others, as we honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We encourage personal and professional development among our team. We embrace and initiate change.  We use our resources to the fullest potential. 

Neal Sluder

Chairman – Member since 2016

Neal represents the Mayor of Mt. Vernon. He holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and has twenty years’ experience as a multi-unit manager for a national retail chain. He and his wife Val are the owners of Lone Star Farm and Home in Mt. Vernon and have a farm in Rockcastle County.

CharlesCharles Saylor

Vice-Chairman – Member since 1995

Charles is the representative of the County Judge Executive. He spent many years in the tourism business as the owner and operator of the McKenzie Tourist Court.  He is currently the owner of the WRVK Radio Station in Renfro Valley and Saylor’s Furniture in Mt. Vernon.

Holly Richard

Secretary/Treasurer – Member since 2018

Holly is the new owner of the Renfro Valley KOA. She and her family moved to Rockcastle County in the summer of 2017. Holly is passionate about promoting tourism in the county and is working hard to make a great name for our community. Holly also holds the Chairman position of the Rockcastle County Hotel Motel Association.

 Jennie Martin

Member since 2018

Jennie is a representative of the hotels of Rockcastle County. She is the active manager of Renfro Valley Entertainment Center and has nearly 15 years of experience in the tourism industry.


GlendIMG_6731a McFerron Smith

Member since 2015

Glenda is a representative of the restaurants of Rockcastle County. She has been the owner of Snack Shack for 12 years. She is active in many local organizations including Kiwanis & Relay for Life.


Lynn Tatum

Member since 2017

Lynn is the representative of the Rockcastle County Chamber of Commerce. She is presently the Chamber of Commerce Treasurer and Director of the Rockcastle County Development Board.


      Joe Clontz

Member since 2018

Picture & Bio Coming Soon.


Emily Bullock

Tourism Director

 Avery Bradshaw

Director, Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

Debbie Bullock, Ann Cromer & Leslie Cromer

Visitor Center & Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Gift Shop