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2nd Annual Angels in the Outfield Memorial Softball Tournament

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The second annual Angels in the Outfield memorial softball tournament on August 1st in Brice and Brianna Taylor's name with 100% of the proceeds going towards the local scholarships in their name. Games will start at 9 am at EHS and the ring road fields and there will be live music, face painting, and concessions throughout the day, with the day ending in a huge lantern release in Brice and Brianna's memory. For more information, please visit We hope to see everyone August 1st


Saturday, August 1, 2015

 Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is extending its main campus hours to prospective students during its first “Rush Week,” July 27 – August 1. 

The “Rush Week” will allow students to complete their applications, fill out financial aid forms, request necessary transcripts and test scores, talk to academic advisors, and even register for classes if their enrollment packets are complete.

Offices that serve students, including admissions, financial aid, advising, the assessment center and the bookstore, will be open July 27 – 31 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. (M-F) and August 1 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. (Sat).  The extended evening and Saturday hours are designed to accommodate those people who can’t visit the college office during regular office hours but would like to enroll in classes for the fall semester.

“Rush Week” will be held on the Elizabethtown Campus only.  The Fort Knox, Leitchfield and Springfield Campuses will be open their regular hours.

Fall semester classes begin Monday, August 17.  The college also offers 12-week sessions which begin in September, and 8-week bi-term classes which begin in October.  Students can check the academic calendar on the ECTC website for specific registration and payment deadlines.

General registration will be held on August 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Elizabethtown Campus.  Call satellite campuses directly for more information and appointments:

Elizabethtown Campus (9 am - 6 pm) 270-769-2371

Fort Knox Campus (Call for Times) 270-706-8858

Leitchfield Campus (Call for Times) 270-259-1540

Springfield Campus (Call for Times) 859-336-1361

For more information, contact ECTC or visit the website at

Family Worship Centers Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Come out to the LaRue County Country Club on August 1st at 9am to participate in Family Worship Centers Golf Tournament Fundraiser. All proceeds will go to the Cutting Edge Student Ministries to support teens going to Escape. Donations are also welcome. Lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the tournament. Tournament format is a 4 man best ball scramble with the cost being $50 per person or $200 per team. Prizes are based on the number of teams involved with 1st place ranging from $480 to $800. Door prizes will be given away before the tournament starts. If you have any additional questions, please contact Keenan Riley at 270-670-3967. All teams need to contact Keenan by July 27th so that he knows how many will be participating. 

The fourth annual Reach Out for Kosair Kids

Saturday, August 1, 2015

 The fourth annual Reach Out for Kosair Kids® is Saturday, August 1st, at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City, Kentucky. The event kicks off with a parade at 8:30 a.m. (CDT) and activities begin at 9 a.m. (CDT).

This NO ADMISSION event has many FREE KIDS ACTIVITIES and other kids activities that are only a coin. It’s a day filled with many activities for the entire family!

Reach Out for Kosair Kids® is a fundraiser for Kosair Charities and hosted by the Glasgow Shrine Club and Willie 94.1. $61,700 has been raised for Kosair Charities in three events since 2012.

Kids 18 and under can play games to win tricycles, bicycles, XBoxOne, XBox360, portable basketball goals, and many more prizes. There’s face painting, inflatables, corn hole, basketball layup contest, and more. The mini basketball clinic will be conducted by former WKU star and NBA player, Mr. Clarence Glover, and assisted by the Caverna High School Basketball team. A mini cheerleading clinic will be conducted by the Barren County Cheerleaders.

There are lots of new attractions for 2015! The mini clinics, basketball competitions, dunking booth, and food vendors are new. National Wild Turkey Federation, Bowling Green Bandits, Bowling Green Hot Rods, and the Historic Rail Park and Train Museum will also be there for the first time.

The live auction begins at 10 a.m. and will feature the 2015 Reach Out for Kosair Kids® Quilt. The popular Zaxby’s Wing Chomp returns for the fourth year and the silent auction kicks off at 9 a.m. The antique tractor and car show will start at 9 a.m. Returning for the second year is the womanless beauty pageant at 3:30 p.m. Last year’s womanless beauty pageant was a huge success!

Kids and adults can both enjoy the cake walk and karaoke contest. Door prizes will be given away every 15 minutes alternating between kids and adults. Many of the mascots will be returning again this year – Radar the weather dog, Poppy and Rosce.

The 50-cent meal (hot dog, Coca-Cola, chips and dessert) goes on sale at 10 a.m. and continues whiles supplies last.

The kids’ prizes and 50-cent meal are made possible through the generous monetary and product donations of local businesses, individuals, Masonic lodges, Eastern Star chapters and other organizations. These donations are greatly appreciated.

We also appreciate the donations from the businesses and organizations who donate auction items or their time and services to provide food, trophies, activities, and volunteers which help make this event possible.

Come and join us for our fourth annual Reach Out for Kosair Kids®, Saturday, August 1st, at the Cave City Convention Center, Cave City, Kentucky. Parade starts at 8:30 a.m. (CDT) – activities begin at 9 a.m. (CDT). NO ADMISSION – FREE KIDS’ ACTIVITIES. Fun for the entire family! Follow us on Facebook.

ECTC Students Invited to Try Out for Barons Soccer Teams

Monday, August 3, 2015

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College men’s and women’s soccer teams will hold tryouts in the next few weeks.  All prospective players must show proof of a sports physical and have an ECTC college ID number. 

Men’s soccer tryouts are July 17, 18, and 19 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Nicholas Soccer Field in Elizabethtown.

Women’s soccer tryouts are July 29 and August 3 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Nicholas Soccer Field in Elizabethtown. 

For more information on Barons sports at ECTC, please contact Dr. Dale Buckles at 270-706-8431 or email

Celebration of Life in memory of fallen hero Lt. Jonathan French

Thursday, August 6, 2015

We will be hosting a celebration of life in memory of fallen hero Lt. Jonathan French of the Glendale Fire Department. This will take place at the Glendale Fire Station on Thursday August 6th. At the request of the family this is to be a celebration of life. There will be a reception starting at 6 pm and a candlelight vigil will follow at dark.  Everyone is invited to attend and please bring your best memories of Jonathan to share. For more information you may call 270-369-2019.

Fort Duffield New Historical Marker

Saturday, August 8, 2015
On Saturday, August 8, 2015, 11:00 A.M., the City of West Point, Kentucky will unveil and dedicate it's latest historical marker which makes the 5th in this small but rich in history Ohio River town.
The subject of this historical marker is Fort Duffield, a Union Civil War earthen fortification constructed in the fall of 1861 by order of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman.  The marker tells about Fort Duffield's role in the early part of the Civil War in North Hardin County, Kentucky.
The public is invited to attend the ceremony at the north end of Bus. US31W just off US 31W in West Point. Guest are also invited to tour Fort Duffield immediately following the ceremony. Light refreshments will be served at Fort Duffield. 
Information on Fort Duffield is available on the web site For additional information contact info@fortduffield or call 502-922-4574.

Valley Creek Fire Department Benefit Auction

Saturday, August 8, 2015

There will be a benefit auction at Valley Creek Fire Department to assist with the funeral expenses for Michael Cundiff. The auction will take place on August 8th at noon with food and drinks available for purchase. For more information, contact Steven Cundiff at 270-766-7961. 


Sunday, August 9, 2015


Ignite America at Campbellsville University

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Ignite America will take place on the Campus of Campbellsville University, August 6-9.  Igniting College Campuses for Christ (geared toward High School and college age.)  The cost is $25 (Register at online or at the door) log on to

St. Benedict Rod Run Open Header

Friday, August 14, 2015

St. Benedict Rod Run in Lebanon Junction invites you out to open header night on Friday, August 14th.  For more information call Bob Hartlage at 502-488-0427

Mud Volleyball Challenge to Benefit United Way of Central Kentucky

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Mud Volleyball Challenge Recruiting Teams to Benefit United Way of Central Kentucky

On Saturday, August 15th the Mud Volleyball Challenge will return to connect players with a fun way to support an important cause.  The annual event hosted by UPS Supply Chain Solutions will begin at 10:00 AM at the business’ Black Branch Road location in Elizabethtown. The event is made possible by Champion Sponsor Republic Bank, with all profits from the tournament benefitting United Way of Central Kentucky.

The registration fee is $160 for teams of six to eight players, and co-ed rules requiring at least 2 players of each gender on the court will apply. Individuals interested in participating can be matched with a team by the event coordinators for a rate of $30 per player.  Each participant will receive a special event t-shirt.  Register by August 3rd with United Way of Central Kentucky online at, by email to, or by phone at (270) 737-6608 to ensure t-shirt availability.

Funds raised will support UWCK’s network of programs that improve Education, Financial Stability, and Health while providing a safety net of services to meet Basic Needs.  Past fundraising efforts have resulted in grants being awarded to 24 nonprofit agencies with 34 programs serving 

White Mills Down Home Nights

Saturday, August 15, 2015

White Mills Civic League will soon be sponsoring the next, Down Home Nights at the White Mills Ballpark on Saturday, July 18th.  The band, Zack Shelton and "64 to Grayson" will be performing from 7:00-9:00 p.m.   On the following third Saturday night of the month of August, that is August 15th, the band that will be performing will be "Masterson, Family and Friends".  No charge to attend any of the events but we will pass the hat for donations to help the bands with expenses.  Refreshments will be available to purchase to raise money for the "Blossom Girls" from White Mills Christian Church.  Come and enjoy a night of fellowship with family and friends.  Oh, and by the way bring your lawn chairs and enjoy.   POC Elaine Sallee at 270-369-7808.    

Community Health Clinic Annual Fundraiser Benefit

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Annual Fundraiser Benefit for the Community Health Clinic  - our local volunteer based, free and charitable health clinic is scheduled for Friday, August 21st at Pritchard Community Center!  A Taste of the Heartland Charity Dinner & Auction.  Doors open at 5 – Dinner starts at 6:30 pm. Live Musical Entertainment.  Great Food!!! Approximately 27 different restaurants & food vendors sponsoring the event showcasing their fine foods!  Come Celebrate another Year of Service with us!!!  Individual Dinner Tickets $50 per plate.  Live Auction by Kenny Lewis & Honorary Auctioneer Senator Dennis Parrett.  Tickets can be purchased at the Clinic – 114 E. Memorial Drive, Elizabethtown, KY 42701 in person or via mail.  Tickets will also be available at the door as long as seating is available. 

Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church Community Give-Away

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church (MSMBC), 1106 S. Wilson Rd. in Radcliff will hold it’sCommunity Give-Away August 22, 2015, 10:00 am. – 3:00 pm.  This event will be in the parking lot at the church.  All items are FREE and ARE AS IS.  MSMBC is not responsible for any of the items. If you would like to donate items, please contact Sister Lenora Embry, (270) 351-1161.