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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Friends of Hardin County Animal Shelter (FOHCAS) announced today it is launching a new Spay / Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) to help more low and middle income pet owners afford the surgery for their cats and dogs.  The program is the first of its kind in Hardin County.  While Hardin County Pet Protection does offer income based low-cost spay and neutering, pet owners may not be eligible due to their income level yet the cost to pay for the procedure remains outside their budget.  SNAP is being done in cooperation with three local veterinary clinics – Heartland Veterinary Clinic, Helmwood Veterinary clinic and Elizabethtown Animal Hospital.  Hardin County dog and cat owners are encouraged to apply for Spay / Neuter certificates at  Once approved, the resident will pay a set amount and receive a Spay/Neuter Certificate from FOHCAS with instructions as to which vet to call to make an appointment for their pet(s) to get spayed or neutered.  Applications must include, among other information, age of pet(s) and any other known health issues so there is a clear understanding of any risks involved.  Certificates are available on a sliding scale based on how many pets need to be spayed / neutered and the resources of the Hardin County resident. Residents are limited to six SNAP Certificates annually. Once approved, the pet owner presents the certificate as payment upon completion of the surgery. The veterinary office will bill FOHCAS for the completed spay/neuter surgeries as necessary to comply with its billing procedures.  SNAP is being initially made possible due to an anonymous donation.  FOHCAS is seeking additional donors to help sustain the program longer.  Anyone interested in donating to the program can email FOHCAS at

Give the Gift of Life

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Donate blood with the Red Cross to support organ
transplant patients and others needing blood
October is Liver Awareness Month


During Liver Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood and platelets to support liver transplant patients and others needing blood products.


Liver transplants are the second most common type of transplant with more than 6,000 performed in the U.S. each year, according to the American Liver Foundation. Liver transplant patients may require in excess of 30 pints of blood during surgery.


For blood donor Amy Slattery, the need for blood hits close to home. Her mother received a liver transplant and needed more than 70 blood products during the surgery.


“I donate to help others that needed blood like her,” said Slattery. “I donate in thanks to those who donate their blood products to help save lives.”


Volunteer donors like Slattery are the only source of blood for those in need of transfusions during transplants and other surgeries. Donors with all blood types are needed, and especially those with types O negative, A negative, B negative and AB blood.


To make an appointment to donate blood, eligible donors are encouraged to download the new Red Cross Blood Donor App from app stores or text BLOODAPP to 90999 to receive a download link, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).


Upcoming blood donation opportunities:


Mount Washington

10/4/2015: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church, 155 Stringer Lane




10/1/2015: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Elizabethtown Blood Donation Center, 405 W. Dixie Highway

10/3/2015: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wal-Mart, 100 Wal-Mart Drive, Suite E

10/8/2015: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Elizabethtown Blood Donation Center, 405 W. Dixie Highway

10/9/2015: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Pritchard Community Center, 404 South Mulberry

10/9/2015: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Bluegrass Cellular, 2902 Ring Road

10/12/2015: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Elizabethtown Blood Donation Center, 405 W. Dixie Highway

10/15/2015: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Elizabethtown Blood Donation Center, 405 W. Dixie Highway


Fort Knox

10/13/2015: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ft. Knox, 1720 Morande St.

10/13/2015: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ft. Knox, 1720 Morande St.



10/10/2015: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Abundant Life Church, 1352 N. Logsdon Parkway


Vine Grove

10/9/2015: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Knights of Columbus Vine Grove, 312 E. Main St.




10/13/2015: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Hodgenville Woman's Club, 19 Lincoln Square




10/5/2015: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Ekron Baptist Church, 2775 Haysville Road




10/12/2015: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., American Legion Hall, 206 W. Broadway St.




10/13/2015: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., First Baptist Church of Taylorsville, 115 W. Main St.


How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.


About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Hardin Co Adult Ed

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Hardin County Adult Education is offering pay for your LAST GED TEST between now and 1 October 2015 .  NOW IS THE TIME TO FINISH THAT LAST TEST!  Call Hardin County Adult Education at 769-8866 to get more details on how you can TAKE that LAST Test FREE!

Rineyville High School Class of 1960

Friday, October 2, 2015

The Rineyville High School Class of 1960 is having their reunion on Friday, October 2nd at Ryan’s Cafeteria on U.S. 62 in Elizabethtown starting at 6p.  All classmates, teachers, and friends are invited to attend.  For more information call 270-765-4106 or 502-680-1396.

New Hope FD Horse Ride/Silent Auction

Saturday, October 3, 2015

The New Hope Fire Dept. is having a Horse ride/Silent Auction to raise funds for new equipment. We are planning this event for Sat. Oct. 3rd.  For more info contact Josh Rogers 4870 New Hope Road New Haven, KY 40051 502-549-8256

Car show this Sat & Sun

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Car show this Sat and Sunday at Freeman Lake in Elizabethtown, Ky. All Trophies are Handmade out of Motor Parts from BadBoyz Performance, We are raising money to be used to help raise awareness in OUR Community to STOP BULLYING. There will be Goodie Bags and Dash Plaques to the 1st 50 Registered. There will be 50/50 Raffle and Silent Auction. Sponsors include: BadBoyz Performance, Custom Clean Auto Detailing, Polk's Towing, and Silverleaf.  For more info call (270)300-2918.

Motorcycle Service

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Upton Baptist Church will be having a motorcycle service on Sunday, October 4th at the church located at 511 College Street in Upton starting at 11am.  There will be a special guest speaker and a FREE lunch will be provided.  Rain make up day will be October 11th.  For more information call 270-505-9521.

Freedom Fishing Tournament

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Elizabethtown Paddlers Association & the Elizabethtown Parks and Recreation Department are hosting the Freedom Fishing Tournament to benefit or local disabled veterans and their families through the Elizabethtown DAV.  The tournament will be October 10th at Freeman lake Park from 9a-11a with registration starting at 7:30a.  For registration info, entry fee prices, award, and more information call 270-763-2132.

Lincoln Trail Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Saturday, October 10, 2015

 The annual Lincoln Trail Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held at Freeman Lake Park on October 10th. Registration will begin at 9 AM with the Walk stepping off at 10 AM. For more than 20 years, the Alzheimer’s Association has hosted this event and its growth has helped over 100,000 families in the Chapter area living with Alzheimer’s as well as supported research for a cure.  Over 66 teams have been created in the Elizabethtown area to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. For more information about registering for the walk, please visit Registration is free. For more information on Alzheimer's disease and services provided by the Association, call the 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3700.

New Team Captain Kick Off for the Walk to End Alzheimer's

Saturday, October 10, 2015

New Team Captain Kick Off for the Walk to End Alzheimer's

Swope Nissan - 5-6pm - 1100 North Dixie Highway in Elizabethtown

Are you interested in learning more about the Walk to End Alzheimer's? Would you like more information about becoming a team captain? Join us at for the New Team Captain Kick Off to see how you can join in the fight to END Alzheimer's. --Walk to End Alzheimer's - 10/10/15 - 9am-1pm(ish) Freeman Lake Park.  The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.  Walk to End Alzheimer’s unites the entire community in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.  For more info call 502-451-4266.

Ride For Breast Cancer

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Gilberts bar and grill invites you to the Ride to ride out breast cancer poker run and car show, October 10th, 2015. Poker run sign ups are at 10 am with kickstand up at noon. $10.00 single and $15.00 double. The car show starts at 10 am with a $10.00 entry fee. Door prizes and a silent auction will also take place. All proceeds will go towards the American Cancer Society. 

The Fort Knox Transition Assistance Program Job Fair

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

 The Fort Knox Transition Assistance Program, in conjunction, with the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, the Family Member Employment Readiness Program, and the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center will host the Fort Knox Job Fair on Wednesday October 14, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EST) at the Fort Knox Saber & Quill Club. 

Moonlight Paddle

Friday, October 16, 2015

The Elizabethtown Paddlers Association & the Elizabethtown Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a “Moonlight Paddle” October 16th from 7p-9p at Freeman lake Park.  The cost is $10.  All proceeds will help support the purchase of additional kayaks for public use at Freeman Lake Park.  For the cost of the event and more information look up the Elizabethtown Paddlers Association on Facebook.

The Evolution of Bourbon

Friday, October 16, 2015

Attend “The Evolution of Bourbon”, October 16 at 7p-9p at the Brown Pusey House at 128 North Main Street in Elizabethtown.  Don’t miss an evening of bourbon tasting with Bernie Lubbers of Heaven Hill Distilleries and learn more about the history of bourbon in our Commonwealth.  Tickets are $75 each or $125 for 2.  Advance purchase is recommended.  Ticket prices will increase if purchased at the door.  Reservations can be made at  All proceeds benefit Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services, your local child advocacy and rape crisis center.  For more info call 270-312-2877.

Cops with Paws Halloween Fundraiser

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Cops with Paws invites you & your canine friend to Halloween Dress Up and Dress your dog’s 5K walk & Run on October 17th at Freeman Lake Park.  Run alone or bring your dog on a lease.  The costume contest begins at 8:30am that morning, runners only at 9am, runners with dogs on leash at 10am, and at 11am kid’s short courses for ages 4 and under and 5 through 11.  The 5K will start & finish at the Ernest Williams Pavilion.  Prizes for 1st through 3rd in each division including the costume contest.  You need to register in advance in order to be guaranteed a finishers medal and long sleeve runner’s shirt with paid registration.  All proceeds benefit Cops with Paws.  For more info log on to

Glendale Crossing Festival

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Glendale Crossing Festival is Saturday, October 17th in Historic Glendale Kentucky.  Over 500 art & craft booths, food booths, live entertainment, the Glendale Lions Club BBQ at the fire house, and the Crossing Festival Parade.  For more info log on to:

Chili Cook Off

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Pain To Change Chili Cook Off will be on Friday, October 23rd from Noon to 8p at the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.  Enter the chili cook off and win prizes, trophies, and BRAGGING RIGHTS!  For more information contact Kimberly Winkfield at 270-839-8197.  

Mill Creek Baptist Church Concert

Friday, October 23, 2015

Mill Creek Baptist church will be having a fund raiser concert for our local, state and international missions October 23rd at Nelson county high school with performing artist Big Daddy Weave, Citizens Way, Jason Gray.

Bardstown Middle School Speech & Drama Halloween 5K Run

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Bardstown Middle School Speech & Drama Halloween 5K Run

Saturday, October 24, 2015 – 9:00AM  Bardstown Middle School


The fundraiser proceeds will support the BMS Speech & Drama team to empower those students to recognize their potential and to realize their dreams.  The future of these children is very important and it is our job as teachers and community leaders to enable them to pursue their dreams.



Early Registration, received by October 17, 2015.

$20 Ages 5 – 17             $25 Ages 18 – over

Regular Registration

$25 Ages 5 – 17             $30 Ages 18 – over

Awards for Overall Finishers (Male & Female), 1st, 2nd, & 3rd in each racing category (male & female).

T-Shirt is guaranteed for pre-registration.

Wear your favorite Halloween Costume as you join our principal, Ryan Clark, who will be running dressed as the Bardstown Middle School Mummy by our 6th, 7th , 8th grade students.


Online registration is available or

Prayer Federation in Concert

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Prayer Federation in concert on Saturday, October 24 at New Jerusalem SDA Church at 1226 South Wilson in Elizabethtown.  Starts at 9:15am, service at 11am, and a meal after service.  For more info call 270-352-2256.