Apple Blossom Festival 2016

Come on down to the friendliest town this side of heaven for rides, music, food and fun at Apple Blossom Festival, May 19-21.  You don't want to miss rising bluesgrass star Dave Adkins' Friday night show at 7:30! The fun is on Main Street this year.

Bushwhacking Time Again!

 It's Bushwhacking on the Russell Fork time again.  From May 25-27, civil war re-enactors and enthusiasts will gather to camp, eat, politic, boast, and yes, skirmish a bit.

Skirmishes will take place both Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27.  Battles start around 2pm at Polley Island in downtown Elkhorn City.

Come on out and enjoy this 6th annual festival, the fastest growing re-enactment event in Kentucky!

Heritage Council Hosting Your Town Workshop

The ECAHC will host its second Your Town Workshop on December 1-2, 2011.  The workshop will explore development opportunities around two Elkhorn City attractions: the Russell Fork river and the Artists Collaborative Theatre.  The goal is to produce an action plan to encourage economic opportunity and development in downtown Elkhorn City.

Elkhorn to Host USACK Wildwater Trials

Trials for the US National Wildwater Team highlight the 2011 October season. The team will compete in the 2012 World Whitewater Championships. Competitors from across the country will gather October 14-16 for the two day competition. USA Canoe/Kayak, the national governing body for paddlesports competition, is sponsoring the competition with assistance from the Elkhorn City Area Heritage Council and Kentucky Sports Authority.

Memorial Day Weekend brings Bushwhacking on the Russell Fork

Our fifth annual Bushwhacking on the Russell Fork celebrates the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. The encampment opens Friday morning for tours and an opportunity to speak with reenactors and historical figures. A full slate of events through the weekend include the opening parade, demonstrations, tea and dance, and two battles.

Whitewater Clinics Coming in May

Interested in learning whitewater basics or just want to pick up some new skills? The two largest whitewater clubs in the state--The Bluegrass Wildwater Association and the Viking Canoe Club--will hold a joint beginner clinic May 13-15 at the Russell Fork in Elkhorn City.  The clinic is a great opportunity to learn beginner/intermediate whitewater skills, meet fellow boaters from around the state, and paddle the lower Russell Fork from Ratliff Hole to Elkhorn City.

Home Grown Talent Impresses Governor

The Honky Tonk Angels from Artists Collaborative Theatre sing the Star Spangled Banner at the US 460 Highway dedication ceremony. That's Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear who is obviously impressed with what he's hearing. The Honky Tonk Angels are Lauren Stewart, Sara Vazquez, and Ashley Fleming.

Excuse the early head moves quickly.

Governor Beshear Comes to EC

Governor Steve Beshear led a rostrum of heavy hitters, including the Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission, a state senator, state representative, and county judge, in dedicating the new US 460 highway project that will bring 4 lane access to Elkhorn City. The dedication was held at the Artists Collaborative Theatre on Patty Loveless BLVD.

Russell Fork Free for All Kicks off Whitewater Season

The RF Free for All is a float for nearly anybody. The mass start "anything that floats" race covers 2.5 river miles from the Ratliff Hole river access to the Elkhorn Beach.  The course is mostly class 2, with a couple of more class 3 rapids to make it interesting. The Ledges (Meatgrinder) has an easy sneak or portage. We'll have safety and guides set there.

Come Share Your Ideas

The public is invited to a comprehensive planning meeting sponsored by the Big Sandy Area Development District at the Elkhorn City Public Library, Wednesday, July 22.  The meeting will start at 5pm.


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