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Charity Bowl-A-Thon

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Hardin County Veterans Memorial Charity Bowl-A-Thon will be at Dix-E-Lanes at 4547 North Dixie on May 25th starting at 10am.  Proceeds will be donated to the Radcliff Veterans Center Tribute.  For more information log on to: https://www.facebook.com/radcliffveteranscentertribute/?fref=ts


Women’s Health Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Women’s Health Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, May 25th.  12p – 1p at Lincoln Trail Health Department.  Cost is $8 with lunch provided.  Dr. Andrea Watson is the speaker.  Door prize drawing.  For more information call (270) 765-6106 or log on to: http://www.elizabethtownnursingandrehab.com


The 2016 USTA Summer Tennis Block Party

Saturday, May 28, 2016

The 2016 USTA Summer Tennis Block Party to kick off the Summer Tennis Programs, the event will be Saturday, May 28th at the Freeman Lake Tennis Complex from 10:30am to 12:30pm.  It’s open to anyone that has pre-registered or wanting to register for any of the Commission’s Summer Programs.  There will be tennis demonstrations, participation drills, prizes, and a FREE PIZZA PARTY.  Bring your racket and enjoy the fun.  For more info call 270-737-4837 or log on to www.etowntennis.usta.com


Veterans Tribute & Historical World War II Reenactment Battles

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Veterans Tribute and Historical World War II Reenactment Battles this Saturday, May 28th, Memorial Day weekend from 9a-5p at the Veterans Tribute in the Elizabethtown Nature Park at 1900 Ring Rd.  For a full schedule of all the events and displays log on to www.etownwwii.com or call 270-763-3223


Memorial Weekend at Fort Duffield

Monday, May 30, 2016

Fort Duffield, Kentucky's largest and best-preserved Civil War earthen fortification sits 300 feet above the small river town of West Point, in North Hardin County, Kentucky just outside Jefferson County off U.S. 31W/ Dixie Hwy. at Salt River Road.  This impregnable fortification was ordered built in the fall of 1861 by Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman to protect the supply base in West Point and the Union line of supply via the L & N Turnpike.

Memorial Weekend Sunday at Fort Duffield Park and Historic Site in West Point, Kentucky offers an educational and entertaining living history program for all ages. Union and Confederate reenactors bring to life the history of one of Kentucky's nearly forgotten Civil War treasurers and the daily life of the Civil War soldier. Visitors are welcome to speak with Civil War Reenactors and Historical Characters. Spend the day or a couple of hours.

On Monday, there will be a moving Memorial Day program at the Fort Duffield Memorial Cemetery in the park with a speaker and period ceremonies.  The program is hosted by Fort Duffield Camp #1, Department of Kentucky, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. 

Sunday, May 29, 2016
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Civil War Living History Program
Living History Program. Presented by the Fort Duffield Heritage Committee, 9th Michigan Vol. Infantry and Friends of Fort Duffield. Lean about the life of the Civil War soldier. Visit with Civil War soldiers and historical characters. Food and souvenirs.
$5 per person; $15 per family (parents & children under 18).  Shuttle service will be provided. Information: 502-922-4574. info@fortduffield.com.

Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2016
10:00 AM – Annual Memorial Day Services
Fort Duffield Memorial Cemetery, Fort Duffield Park and Historic Site, West Point, Kentucky. Presented by Fort Duffield, Camp #1, Dept. of KY, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.  The public is invited to attend our annual Memorial Day services held to honor the soldiers who died of hardship and disease in West Point and at Fort Duffield constructing the 1,000 foot long earthen fortification.  Free. Bring a lawn chair for guaranteed seating.  No shuttle service will be provided.


All proceeds benefit the continuing restoration, maintenance and interpretation of Fort Duffield. There is no paid staff at this park and historic site.

The entrance to Fort Duffield is on Dixie Highway (U.S. 31W) at Salt River Road just 7.5 miles south of the Gene Snyder Freeway (Hwy 841) and 9 miles north of the main entrance to Fort Knox.

On Sunday, shuttle service is available for those unable to walk the 1/4 mile trail to the fort.

Take a virtual tour & learn about the history of Union Fort Duffield on line at fortduffield.com

For information or to arrange group tours, contact: Fort Duffield Heritage Committee (502) 922-4574 or info@fortduffield.com   

Visit historic West Point, Kentucky on-line at www.westpoint.ky.gov


Calling All High School Creative Writers & Poets

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Please join us for a six day summer creative writing academy held at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College.  The academy will be held June 20 – 23, and June 27-28. Deadline for registration is June 1, 2016.

June 20-23: We will explore the techniques, structure, styles, and themes from engaging and exciting authors, such as Pablo Neruda, Jamaica Kincaid, Joyce Carole Oates, and William Carlos Williams. Participants will be led through a number of creative writing prompts and exercises, resulting in their own original creative works, which will be published in an anthology.

June 27 & 28: Participants will collaboratively workshop one another’s works and identify the strongest pieces to be published in the anthology. The summer academy will culminate with a celebratory public reading of the participants’ chosen works.  Each participant will receive a professionally published copy of the anthology.

To honor the creative and peer-review processes, academy class size will be a maximum of 15 (fifteen) high school-aged students.  Snacks will be provided during the two-hour long sessions.

The Heartland Review asks for a donation of $60 for the academy.  Donations will be applied toward food, supplies, and publishing costs associated with the anthology.  Participants will have the opportunity to become members of the Heartland Review’s Creative Writing Club and encouraged to practice their craft and workshop with other local writers and attend readings at ECTC.

All activities will be led and coordinated by Mick Kennedy who holds an MFA from Murray State University, teaches creative writing for ECTC, has several publications, and is the editor of The Heartland Review.  The academy will take place in ECTC’s library from 1-3 p.m. The place and date for the reading will be determined later. 

To register, send check or money order and registration form by June 1, 2016 to:

The Heartland Review

Attn: Sandi Howard

600 College Street Road

Elizabethtown, KY 42701 

For more information contact Mick Kennedy (270) 706-8407 (email Mick.Kennedy@KCTCS.edu) or

Katie Meyer (270) 706-8443 (email CMeyer0015@KCTCS.edu


Radcliff Revolution Select Soccer Tryouts

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Radcliff Revolution Select Soccer program will be holding tryouts for players age 9 thru 16 on Wednesday, June 1st with check-in starting at 5:30 p.m. Tryouts are held at Dawley Park. Radcliff Revolution is looking for interested families who want their players to be a part of program offering a higher level of training and competition, that builds character, teamwork and family and that is very affordable. For more information, visit radcliffyouthsoccer.org. Come be a part of the Revolution in Radcliff!


Fort Knox Chapter AUSA annual golf scramble

Friday, June 3, 2016

The Fort Knox Chapter AUSA annual golf scramble will be Friday, June 3rd at Lindsey Golf Course on base Fort Knox.  Check in at 10:30am and shot gun start at Noon.  Free range balls available at 10:30am.  For more information call 270-723-6686 or 270-272-6431 or you can log on to: http://www.fortknoxausa.com/


Canned Food Run

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Canned Food Run on Saturday, June 4th!  Bikers for Christ – Elizabethtown Chapter is supporting a ride for The Bridge Community’s Food Pantry.  Ride is $10 + 5 cans of food per person.  Registration begins at 9:30am at The Bridge Community at 6746 South Wilson Rd.  There will be a $250 cash prize, dice roll, 50/50 drawing, and a meal after the ride for $5.  For more information call 270-234-3755 or 614-530-2401 or log on to: www.bridgecommunity.org


Fort Knox Chapter AUSA general membership meeting

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Fort Knox Chapter AUSA general membership meeting will be Tuesday, June 14th at the Saber & Quill on base Fort Knox.  The meeting will start at 11:30am with featured keynote speaker US Army Lieutenant General (retired) Jerry Sinn.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  For more information call 270-351-9444 or 270-352-7797 or you can log on to: http://www.fortknoxausa.com/


 
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