The Central Kentucky Community Foundation made an exciting announcement yesterday afternoon at the Home of Philanthropy in Elizabethtown. Mark and Sheree Nelson are giving an initial gift of $65,000 and ongoing support to the Financial Foundations Fund to help area high school financial literacy classes. All four area high schools are set to benefit from this donation. Other businesses and employers are asked to join in and help support this fund. Those wishing to give to the fund can visit ckcf4people.org.
The Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution are inviting the public to participate in their upcoming memorial to the patriots who lived in Hardin County in 1793. A six-foot tall obelisk with the names of the patriots will erected and surrounded by 250 donation bricks that the public can purchase for $125 to honor anyone. The memorial will be located at Freeman Lake Park next to the tennis courts.
Elizabethtown Mayor Jeff Gregory issued a proclamation yesterday morning, declaring this Saturday the 30th as Small Business Saturday due to the economic impact the businesses have on Elizabethtown. The proclamation was made in the presence of several small business owners and took place in the new heritage council building at the old Cobbler’s Café.