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TVA Campground, Marina Fee Plan on Hold With Lawsuiut

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Changes to campgrounds regulations and pricing on Tennessee Valley Authority land are on hold while an association of campers, marina and campground owners sue over the changes, leaving some wondering what the possible changes mean for them.
Marshall County Tourism Director Randy Newcomb told The Paducah Sun (http://bit.ly/Rq0g9v) no one knows what to expect should the new policies take effect because each campground has a different agreement with TVA.
“It’s still unknown, which amazes me that they’re going ahead with a plan with this many unknowns. Nobody is getting the information they need,” Newcomb said. “No matter what, it’s not going to be fair as long as there are different agreements.”
TVA began changing campgrounds regulations and pricing in 2010, citing the need to streamline agreements and provide equal public access to properties leased to private businesses. Policies were set to be implemented Jan. 1, 2013, but a lawsuit has delayed some of changes for at least one more month.
The new rules were supposed to go into place on Tuesday, but the Shoreline Alliance filed suit in federal court Dec. 10, temporarily blocking implementation.

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