State yanks website promoting 'roadkill bingo' as reason to visit Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A website that promoted Kentucky to British tourists as a place to play "roadkill bingo" while visiting horse farms and bourbon distilleries has been taken down.

The website was part of a $179,900-a-year contract between the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and British marketing firm Gosh P.R. Cabinet spokesman Gil Lawson told the Lexington Herald-leader that state officials are weighing whether to cancel the entire contract with the company.

Lawson said some of the content on the website was offensive, including a game to track the number of dead animals along roadsides. Lawson said the website also contained inaccuracies about the state.

Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

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