The ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame is set for noon, Friday, July 21. The facility is located at 212 West Dixie Avenue in downtown Elizabethtown.
All newspapers are invited to attend the ribbon-cutting and then tour the facility from noon to 5 p.m.
Following a welcome by Elizabethtown Mayor Edna Berger and comments by Hall of Fame Sports Journalist Billy Reed, the doors will be open for a tour of the facility by invited guests and the news media. The Hall of Fame says, “This one-of-a-kind facility will be the epicenter of Kentucky basketball and will honor the rich history and cultural significance of the sport in the Commonwealth.” Newspapers are invited to participate because of their importance to the success of high school basketball over the last century.
A cocktail reception is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Historic State Theatre, following by a showing of “32” A Kentucky Basketball Story: Where It All Began. The cocktail reception and showing of “32” are not open to the public.
If you are interested in attending, call (270) 234-8354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by July 10.
Then on Saturday, July 22 at the State Theatre there will be induction ceremonies for the High School Basketball Hall of Fame. Seventeen members will be inducted that day, bringing to 100 the number of members in the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame. Those festivities include a reception at 5:30, a Pre-Show at 7 p.m. and the ceremony itself at 7:30 p.m.
All times listed are Eastern. For more information on the induction ceremony, go to http://www.khsbhf.com.