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Monday, October 17, 2016

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is pleased to welcome Jennifer Bencz, Vice President of Technical Services at Algood Food Company, to speak as part of its LEAF-STEM series. LEAF-STEM is an ECTC science and math initiative designed to enhance awareness through “Lectures & Exploration Activities For Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.”


This lecture by Bencz, “The Future of Food Science,” will be free and open to the public on Monday, October 17, at 6 p.m. in room 212 of the college’s Regional Postsecondary Center (RPC).  She will talk about food safety and quality, and her career in this field of science.


Bencz studied biology at the University of Central Florida and started her food science career with the USDA Agricultural Research Service. Her dedication to food science blossomed while at Minute Maid Co., and R.L. Schreiber, Inc., where she discovered an enthusiasm for tackling real-world challenges in food manufacturing. At Algood Food Company she champions for food safety, quality, and new product development.


Bencz and her husband live in Lexington, Kentucky, with their two boys. She still makes Grandma’s special cookies for Christmas every year, continuing her lifelong passion for food, which began at a young age in her grandmother’s kitchen.


For more information, contact Joe Wolf at 270-706-8553 or

Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church 5th Annual Women's Conference

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church Women's Ministry, 1106 S. Wilson Road, will be hosting their 5th Annual Women's Conference on October 22, 2016.  The theme for this year's occasion is: Characteristics of a Godly Woman!.  The guest speakers will be Rev. Stephanie Raglin, Pastor of Embry Chapel A.M.E. Church, First Lady Maria Parker of First Baptist Irvington, Sister Angela Corrao of MSMBC, and Sister Teresa Lovejoy-Brown of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.  Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m., followed by a continental breakfast. 


For more information, contact Rev. Shirley Gamble at (270) 300-4616.


This event is community-wide and everyone is invited to attend. 

Crusade Chili Cook Off

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Chili Cook Off to benefit the Crusade on OCT 22nd at the NELSON COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS $5 PER PERSON

ECTC Hosting The Color Run Tropical World Tour; Alerts Visitors to Temporary Traffic Changes

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is excited to host the upcoming Color Run Tropical World Tour on its campus on Saturday, October 22.  The 5K Walk/Run, sponsored by Wright Legacy Group, is billed as The Happiest 5K on the Planet.

Although The Color Run is being held on a Saturday, there are still other activities on campus, and ECTC officials would like everyone who needs to be on campus that day to be aware of an increase in traffic and changed traffic patterns and road closures, especially in the morning. Parking may also be limited, with the increase in traffic.

The race starts at 9 a.m., but participants and volunteers will begin arriving on campus as early as 7 a.m. Due to the race route, University Drive from St. John’s Road to the college, will be closed from 8:30 a.m. until about 11 a.m. Other entrances off College Street Road will be restricted during the duration of the race to protect the participants. Driving on campus during the race is highly discouraged. If it is necessary, drivers should be extremely alert to the presence of the Color Runners.

Students taking the ACT at ECTC that day will need to be in their seats by 8 a.m., so they should arrive in plenty of time to avoid any entrance closures. And exits will reopen before the ACT is completed.  The ACT is held in the Academic/Technical Building (ATB) in the center of campus, away from activity from the Color Run. Please follow the “ACT Parking” signs.

There’s still time to register for this happy experience, or to volunteer.  Money will be donated for each volunteer to benefit the ECTC General Scholarship Fund.  To register to run or volunteer, go to

Race participants will experience an all-new Tropicolor Zone on the course, where they will be bathed in a tropical array of colors and delicious island scents as they pass through the shade of palm trees, arches, and island-style music.  At the Finish Festival, Color Runners will enjoy even more fun at Rainbow Beach, an interactive island featuring music, dancing, unique photo opportunities, and massive color throws.

Each Color Runner will also receive a limited-edition Tropicolor race shirt, finisher’s medal on a floral-printed ribbon, embroidered headband, and fun temporary tattoos. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first experience with The Color Run or if you’ve been joining in for years, the Tropicolor World Tour will be the most memorable 5K of your life.

Gloria Dei Fall Craft Fair

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Gloria Dei Fall Craft Fair

October 22, 2016


In the Fellowship Building of

Gloria Dei Lutheran Child Care Center

1711 Ring Road East 

Elizabethtown, KY 42701


All items are handcrafted!  You are invited to shop and find gifts for friends and family, or that special item for yourself. Please come and enjoy our relaxed indoor atmosphere!  Gloria Dei is sponsoring this Craft Fair to raise funds to build a new playground for Infants/Toddlers.  

The Family Worship Center Golf Scramble

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Family Worship Center Golf Scramble has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 22nd at Pine Valley Golf Club.  It starts at 9am.  All proceeds go to Cutting Edge Student Ministries.  Lunch will be provided after the tournament.  For more information call 270-670-3967.

Academic Inquest on Death and Murder in Victorian England” – Halloween-themed program at ECTC

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Arts and Humanities Division has a tradition of offering a Halloween-themed program in October. In the past they have presented a Funeral for Edgar Allan Poe and a Trial of Frankenstein’s Monster. This year they are conducting an Academic Inquest on Death and Murder in Victorian England.  Expert testimony will be given on Cultural Expressions of Death in the Arts and Literature by Associate Professor of Art History Rachael Ray and Associate Professor of English, Jill Erwin. Historical context will be provided by Dr. Gary Stearns, Professor of History, and the role of the mass media with a focus on the Whitechapel/Ripper Murders addressed by Barry Williams, Instructor of Communications and Inquest Chairman.

Faculty, staff, students and community are all invited to “Death and Murder in Victorian England: An Academic Inquest,” Tuesday, Oct. 25, 6 - 7:15 pm, Science Auditorium, ECTC campus.  Free and open to everyone!

POC: Gary Stearns, 270-706-8561 or

The Kiwanis Club of Hardin Co Charter Party & Autumn Gala Fundraiser

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Kiwanis Club of Hardin County invites you to the Charter Party and Autumn Gala Fundraiser on Thursday, October 27th, from 6p-9p in the Heartland Room at the Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Center at 1030 North Mulberry St.  For more information email  


Sunday, October 30, 2016


Sunday, October 30th – 5-9pm

Radcliff City Hall, 411 W. Lincoln Trail

Come join the fun with the City of Radcliff for their 1st annual Halloween Fright Fest!!  A ghoulish night of trunk or treating, fireworks and a frightfully eerie parade in lights!

For more info contact (270) 351-4079

Fright Night In Lights

Sunday, October 30, 2016

The City of Radcliff invites you out to the 1st annual “Fright Night In Lights” on Sunday, October 30th from 5p-9p at Radcliff City Hall…a ghoulish night of trunk-or-treating, fireworks, and a frightfully eerie parade of lights.  For more information call 270-351-4079.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Monday, October 31, 2016

Mothers Advocating for Mothers will host a Spirit Day at Mr. Gatti’s!   Mention “Mothers Advocating for Mothers” at checkout and a portion of the sale will go towards Boxes for Babies.  The entire month of October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and Mothers Advocating for Mothers and Boxes for Babies will be collecting those proceeds and more to go towards their initiative to create boxes for mothers who have had the unfortunate circumstance of losing a child during or immediately after pregnancy. 

Throughout October Tastefully Simple Meals will donate 100% of sales to Boxes for Babies.  To purchase a meal, you MUST go to their Facebook page at!

For more information, visit the above Facebook link,, or email at

Halloween Candy Buyback

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Halloween Candy Buyback

Do you have way too much Halloween candy that goes to waste every year? Would you like to do something special for our military overseas? Help us do something special for them by participating in our Halloween Candy Buyback program this year. Children will receive cash ($5 per pound – up to a maximum of $20) for their extra candy to send to our troops overseas to enjoy through Operation Gratitude. The buyback will take place at Clagett Cosmetic and Family Dentistry at 551 A Westport Road in Elizabethtown, from October 24th thru November 3rd. For more information, please visit our Facebook page or call our office at (270)769-3306. Thank you for supporting our military.



Who: Anyone wanting to give their extra Halloween Treats to troops overseas

What: Halloween Candy Buyback – Receive cash for your extra candy for our overseas military to enjoy through Operation Gratitude: $5 per pound of candy – up to a maximum of $20

When: October 24th Thru November 3rd

Where: Clagett Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

        551 A Westport Road

        Elizabethtown, KY 42701

        (270) 769-3306


For more information, please visit our Facebook page or contact our office and thank you for supporting our troops.


Nov. Homemaker Lesson @ Hardin County Extension Office

Thursday, November 3, 2016

November Homemaker Lesson

Creating and Maintaining Family Traditions

Thursday, November 3

1:30 p.m. E.T.

Hardin County Extension Office

Presented by: Jennifer Bridge, FCS Agent Meade County


Building a strong family takes time and effort.  Strong families are unified through deep emotional connections with each other, a sense of belonging in the family system, and healthy relationships between members.  Participants will: identify primary assets to help families develop and maintain healthy relationships; learn how to establish family traditions while maintaining expectations for all family members; learn to adapt to challenges as a family; and learn to connect families & communities.




Class will be held at the Hardin County Extension Office, 201 Peterson Drive, Elizabethtown  Phone 270-765-4121

Brush Away Hunger and Tooth Decay

Friday, November 4, 2016

Did you know that 1 in 4 children in our area are at risk for hunger? Did you also know that childhood tooth decay is 5 times more common than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever?

But there’s good news! Tooth decay is preventable!

Lincoln Trail District Health Department and Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland are partnering to help children “brush away hunger and tooth decay” by collecting child-sized toothbrushes for children participating in Feeding America’s Backpack program. If you are interested in donating a new individually wrapped child-sized toothbrush, you can drop your donation at any of the following locations from October 3rd to November 4th.

Drop off locations: (so far)


Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland

Hardin County Extension Office

Radcliff Veterans Breakfast

Friday, November 11, 2016



Unity In The Community Celebration

Friday, November 11, 2016

City of Elizabethtown – Unity In The Community – Keeping Elizabethtown Together!  The event will be Friday, November 11th from 2p-4:30p at the Historic State Theatre.  Join us for fellowship and recognition of Elizabethtown’s first responders and a celebration of Elizabethtown’s unity.