FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) - Tourism officials in northwest Alabama say they hope the Tennessee RiverLine project happens soon.

The TimesDaily reports that The Tennessee RiverLine is a planned system of trails along the Tennessee River from Knoxville, Tennessee, to Paducah Kentucky.

Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area Director Carrie Barske Crawford says the main goals of the project include connecting communities to each other and creating economic investment in each area.

In the Shoals region of northwest Alabama, students at the University of North Alabama are helping to develop ways the region can tie into the trail.

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