Elkhorn City Loses a Giant

Elkhorn City has lost an irreplaceable friend.  Bill Ramey, lifetime area resident and founding member of the Elkhorn City Area Heritage Council, passed away Tuesday, October 22. He was 83 years old.

Whitewater Season in Elkhorn City

October brings the water and 2013 has already been one of the best years for whitewater ever! You can find raft rides if you'd like to brave the upper or lower Russell Fork runs. Or you can go hiking into the canyon and see the Class V drops that attract paddlers from all over the world.

October in Elkhorn City

It's hard to beat October in Elkhorn City! Weekend whitewater releases, the changing fall colors, another great show at ACT, and much, much more.

Whitewater releases on the Russell Fork will draw paddlers from all over the world each weekend of the month. The Heritage Council hosts the annual Paddler Appreciation dinner on October 13 and the Russell Fork Rendezvous on the 27th. For more information about whitewater, go to

ECAHC Treasurer Emalene Lee Honored

The Kentucky Highway Department surprised Emalene Lee at a project announcement ceremony by revealing a new bridge to Pond Creek would be named for her.  Emalene was invited to the ceremony for working to make the bridge project possible. The new bridge will make access to the Pond Creek neighborhood far safer than the current situation.  The bridge from RTE 460 will cross both the Russell Fork river and the CSX railway.

Yes, People Really DO Visit this Site!

We received this note from Sheila Adams and it really made our day. Thanks to Sheila for allowing us to share with all of you!

Hello, My Mother was from Elkhorn City, Ky. Her name is Alma Adams Robertson McGuffey.

Think We'll Have Winter This Year?

The answer is in: Duh! Winter settled in full force the week before Christmas leaving over 10 inches of snow over town. The wet, heavy snow downed trees and power lines, leaving thousands in the region without electricity for days.  Snow and below freezing temperatures returned for the New Year and haven't let up in the first week of the year. Looks like January is going to take care of the bugs next spring!

From the ECAHC President

George Anderson was in the Arena. How about You?

May is a great time in Elkhorn City!

May is a great time to visit Elkhorn City!  Festivals, a great musical, whitewater and beautiful weather.
Catch the musical Godspell at the Artists Collaborative Theatre through May 24th. Once you've been to a show at ACT, you won't want to miss another!


Elkhorn City's patchwork of cultural attractions, like Artists Collabarative Theatre, are a testament to a long history of music, theater and the arts.  Our Blue Line Trail features amazing tile and painted murals created by local students and world renowned environmental artists.


Great Eastern Trail Summit coming through Elkhorn City

The Great Eastern Trail Association will hold it's regional summit at the Breaks Park on June 27-28, 2009.  As the northernmost trail-head for the Pine Mountain Trail State Park, Elkhorn City is at a key point in the proposed Great Eastern Trail which will ultimately extend from the panhandle of Florida to the Finger Lakes Trail in upstate New York.


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