Elizabethtown Chosen as Location for the KY High School Basketball Hall of Fame

Elizabethtown chosen for site of KY high school basketball hall of fameElizabethown has been chosen as the location for a new facility honoring outstanding high school basketball players and coaches throughout history. The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame, slated to open its doors in 2018, will call Elizabethtown home. Due to its central location in the state, as well as its festivals and cultural and community attractions, Elizabethtown is a great location.

In an article from the News Enterprise Elizabethown Mayor Tim Walker stated, “I’m very excited that Elizabethtown has been chosen as the home of the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame and equally as proud to say the city of Elizabethtown is committed to the partnership that has been created to assist the basketball hall of fame find a permanent facility.”

Rick Whobrey, the Hall of Fame’s recently-appointed Executive Director, said he plans to carry the facility’s vision to all 120 Kentucky counties. Sixteen honorees have already been announced to the hall of fame, and an induction ceremony will be held on July 14.

Whether you’re a Hoosier, a Topper, a Racer, a Cardinal, or bleed blue, you know how much passion people in our region have for the sport of basketball. High school and college alike, fans in our region tend to be the die-hard type, and they’re fans for life.

This type of enthusiasm is seen in full force as we begin March Madness and the NCAA Tournament, especially since the first round of games is being played right in our back yard!

As Mayor Greg Fischer stated on his Facebook page: “This is the day we’ve dreamed about since the planning of the YUM Center began—NCAA tournament. Downtown is abuzz, hotels are full, restaurants/bars are packed. Come join the electric atmosphere!”

The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame, the NCAA Tournament, our region’s newest stadium playing host to tournament games…it’s time for basketball players of all ages to dream big! And what better place to do it.


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