WALKING TOUR. For 32 years, Elizabethtown’s rich history has come to life through the Charles W. Logsdon Historic Downtown Walking Tour.
At 7 p.m. each Thursday from June to September, a variety of costumed characters portraying historical figures make appearances in downtown Elizabethtown.
Its popularity hasn’t waned over the years. Last year, for instance, record attendance of more than 1,275, took in the tour of people who lived in or visited Elizabethtown during its history.
Characters such as General George Armstrong Custer, Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln, P.T. Barnum and James Buchanan, the future president, come to life each week.
The tour is a success from the dedicated residents, from numerous walks of life, who devote part of their lives as the tour characters.
The Charles W. Logsdon Historic Downtown Walking Tour is part of who we are in Elizabethtown and time has only made it more of a summer staple in Elizabethtown.
Admission is free.
GET READY! CAMP. Preparation is key in every walk of life, whether you are planning your retirement, a vacation or getting a child ready to learn with school on the horizon.
The annual summer educational Get Ready! Camp is underway in Hardin County.
Now in its eighth year, the initiative of the Central Kentucky Community Foundation focuses on children from newborns to 5-year-olds and their families to prepare them for school, either soon or in the near future.
Children in the interactive setting will learn about literacy, math, science and art, for instance.
It’s been quite popular, too. About 2,500 children and adults took part in last year’s camp.
This year, the camp expanded with a session being held at Wesley Hilltop House in Elizabethtown through June 28.
Adding Wesley Hilltop to the mix “really gives us a chance to take it into a community where people live and right there where people walk to and hopefully benefit from the programming that way,” said Davette Swiney, the foundation’s president and chief executive officer.
Get Ready! is more than a camp — it’s a foundation for the educational future of our youngsters.
WORKFORCE READINESS. Whenever about half of a school’s population is recognized for possessing certain skill sets, it’s a clear indication that a program is effective and that students are taking it seriously.
Career workforce readiness is a benefit to not only graduating high school students, but businesses and industries seeking capable employees.
At Elizabethtown High School this year, 350 work readiness certifications were earned by students — up from 240 combined in previous years.
Susan Ryan, workforce readiness coordinator for Elizabethtown Independent Schools, said students with certificates had employment opportunities lined up from their certifications.
It’s a program that’s getting students ready for real-world experiences.