I grew up in Elizabethtown, Kentucky; Elizabethtown is a booming and growing city located about 35 minutes south of Louisville. Elizabethtown, or E-town as it's known by locals, was always known for being the "city" in close proximity to Fort Knox. This fact made E-town somewhat of a transient city. I had several friends growing up who were from military families that would move to E-town for a few years and then set sail to another city. As a matter of fact, I often find myself wondering what happened to those long lost elementary friends. My parents took me to Louisville frequently starting at a young age. As I turned 16, I was eager and willing to load my car up with girlfriends and head up to the malls in Louisville to shop.
After High School I attended The University of Kentucky. I quickly fell in love with Lexington as it was much different than the central Kentucky area that I was accustomed to. Lexington had that southern charm and small town feel while being a bigger city. I would move back to Lexington in a heartbeat. I love everything about that city. Springtime is a time of renewal- I have fond memories of walking at the UK Arboretum and gearing up for the Keeneland spring meet. Fall means back to school and the Woodland Arts fair.
I would be lying if I said that I didn't miss Kentucky. I go back quite often to visit my parents in Elizabethtown and pop in to Lexington and Louisville every now and again.