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Fort Knox MWR Etown Heritage Council Larue County Chamber Fort Knox American Lung Assoc. of KY One Knox Habitat For Humanity
American Red Cross Hooray for Heroes
Fort Knox Mint Etown Web Site Big Brothers Big Sisters
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Etown Tourism United Way of Central KY Hardin County Chamber Dare to Care Feeding America

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The Tri-Parish Old Fashioned Picnic

Saturday, July 2, 2016

The Tri-Parish Old Fashioned picnic will be Saturday, July 2nd.  St. Augustine, St. Anthony, and St. Benedict are teaming up for this event at St. Anthony Church located at 1256 St. Anthony Church Rd in Clarkson.  The midway will be open from 2pm-1pm.  There will be a raffle, adult booths, children game, bingo, silent auction, pull tabs, live music, showdown poker, corn hole competition, homemade ice cream, hot dogs, drinks, and a country dinner.  For more information call 270-242-4791.  

E-town Founders’ Day 2016

Monday, July 4, 2016

Your Community Bank partners with The City of Elizabethtown and Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau to present Founders’ Day 2016 July 4th at Freeman Lake Park. This year’s line-up will include the United States Army Parachute Team: Golden Knights and the 202nd Army Band of the KY National Guard.

It’s a year of firsts for the Founders’ Day as this will be the first time the Golden Knights will be performing in Elizabethtown for this event. This is also the first time Your Community Bank will be named as title sponsor. Sponsorship plays a vital role to the planning and development of community events.

The Park will open at 5:00 pm with the Shoney’s Pie Eating contest and free face painting available for the kids. Food vendors will be selling barbeque, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, pork sandwiches, lemonade, and ice cream. The 202nd Army Band of the KY National Guard will take the stage at 6:00 pm with the 202nd rock band Fallout at 7:00 pm. The Golden Knights Parachute Team will kick off at 8:00 pm. Fallout will take the stage once again after the Parachute Team has concluded their show. This event is free (except for food vendors) and open to the public. Patrons are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, and their families out for a fun evening at the Park.

Founders’ Day 2016 is sponsored by Your Community Bank, Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau, City of Elizabethtown, Elizabethtown Flying Service, Swope Family of Dealerships, Bluegrass Cellular, and Shoney’s. 

The schedule for Your Community Bank July 4th Founders’ Day: 

4:30PM: Park opens for parking, main entrain only.

5:00: Vendors and kid’s area opens

5:30: Shoney’s pie eating contest takes place

6:00: 202nd Army Band of the National Guard Brass concert begins on Bandstand

7:00: 202nd Army Band of National Guard Rock concert begins on bandstand

8:00: Golden Knights Jump and baton presentation at bandstand (landing will take place in front of Searle Pavilion, no entrance permitted to landing zone (also fireworks zone)

8:30: Rock Band continues (time is approx.)

9:40: Color Guard Presents Colors, singing of National Anthem, fireworks show


Intro to Genealogy

Saturday, July 9, 2016

West Point, Kentucky
Genealogy has become a popular hobby for folks from all walks of life and all across the nation. Family genealogy is history at its most fascinating and the West Point, Kentucky History Museum wants to encourage family history by offering an informal introduction to genealogy. Attendees are welcome to bring what information they have as well as family photos and will they be supplied with handouts and a list of resources to help get them started on their family search journey.
Chris Lueken, President and curator of the museum will share her knowledge and experience.

The West Point, Kentucky History Museum is located in the National Register Historic District at 508 Elm Street, West Point, Kentucky 40177. The museum offers permanent and rotating displays on the history and heritage of the City of West Point which was established in 1796 at the confluence of the Salt and Ohio Rivers. The museum showcases the people, places, and events that make the area unique. Exhibits include West Point's connections with the Lewis and Clark Expedition, American Civil War, early 20th Century U.S. Military Camps and maneuvers, Fort Knox, West Point Rosenwald School and Ohio River floods history. The museum is a gathering spot for area historians, a learning center and a family-friendly entertainment experience. Open and Free Fridays & Saturdays, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Group tours by appointment, For Information: 502-418-5045.


Saturday, July 9, 2016


The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame (KHSBHF) Induction Celebration is scheduled for July 9th at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown, KY. This is the fifth annual event.

There will be 17 inductees receiving this honor for the 2016 Centennial Class of the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. EST. Tickets are on sale now.

The Induction Celebration begins at 5:30 with a reception in the Your Community Bank Gallery. The inductees and their families will arrive to sign autographs and meet the public. The Pre-Show and Celebration will begin at 7:15 pm in the Theater. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased at the Pritchard Community Center (270)765-5551, 404 South Mulberry, Elizabethtown; Historic State Theater (270)234-8258, 209 West Dixie, Elizabethtown; or paid by mail by visiting

The 2016 Inductee class:

Coach Donna Moir, Sacred Heart High 1991-Present

Coach Randy Napier, Perry County Central High 1980-Present

Coach Pearl Combs, Hindman Settlement 1933-1972

Coach Stan Hardin, Fairdale High 1977-1991

Coach Billy Hicks, Scott County High 1994-Present

Carly Ormerod, Sacred Heart High 2002-2005

Gene Rhodes, Male High 1944-1946

Donnis Butcher, Meade Memorial High 1951-1955

Ralph Richardson, Russell County High 1953-1958

Harry Todd, Earlington High 1953-1958

Tom Thacker, William Grant High 1956-1959

Jim Rose, Hazard High 1964-1967

Dwight Smith, Princeton Dotson High 1960-1963

George Wilson, Lexington Dunbar High 1961-1964

Jeff Lamp, Ballard High 1973-1977

Darius Miller, Mason County High 2003-2008

Bobby Turner, Male High 1972-1976

HCPL Adult Summer Reading Program

Friday, July 15, 2016

Hardin County Public Library Kicks Off Adult Summer Reading Program


Summer Reading isn’t just for children! This is the Hardin County Public Library’s 3rd year hosting an Adult Summer Reading Program. There’s something for everyone, and it isn’t just about reading -join us for the kick-off on June 3rd!


WHEN: Program: June 3 – July 15

Kick-off Event: June 3 @ 4:00


WHERE: Hardin County Public Library

100 Jim Owen Drive

Elizabethtown, KY 42701


WHO: Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown welcomes anyone ages 18 and over.


WHAT: This year’s Adult Summer Reading Program theme is “Exercise Your Mind – READ!”


Any adult interested in a bit of a challenge is invited to register. There are numerous opportunities for involvement, varying from reading your favorite genre to reading something brand new, attending fitness-inspired programming to attending any of our programs! When you register, you’ll pick up an activity packet with all your options, including filling out a Literary Champions Bracket. Each activity you complete earns a raffle ticket for prizes drawn weekly.


WHY: Adults deserve a bit of summer fun as well as children! This is an opportunity for adults within the community to explore a bit more of the services the library offers while undertaking a self-paced challenge!  Within our Adult Summer Reading Program, participants can choose the extent to which they want to be involved through reading, attending programs, and engaging in mental or physical fitness-related activities at home. And for those who are already involved in the Children’s Summer Reading Program, this is a way to

involve parents and all family members in the library summer reading experience.  The Hardin County Public Library is devoted to providing resources that fulfill the informational needs and facilitate the lifelong learning goals of the patrons of Hardin County. For more information about the Adult Summer Reading Program or other adult services with the Hardin County Public Library, visit our webpage at, check us out on Facebook and Twitter, pick up one of our Adult Services Newsletters, or email Rebekah Akers, Adult Services Librarian, at Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00 – 8:00; Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 – 6:00; Saturday: 9:00 – 3:00.

Explore Aviation with Free Airplane Ride

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Explore Aviation with Free Airplane Ride.  The Vine Grove Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will provide Young Eagle flights, free for youth between the ages of 8 and 17, on Saturday 16 July at the Vine Grove Airport, weather permittingThis is the fourth of seven scheduled events for 2016.

Registration will take place from 9:00 to 11:30 AM.   A permission slip, properly authenticated by a parent or guardian, is required and will be available at the airport.  Donations to support Young Eagles or EAA Chapter 657 are accepted, but not required. 


For additional information, contact Dick Ardisson at 270-351-7138.

Rachel’s Fun For Everyone Project Charity Motorcycle Run

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Rachel’s Fun For Everyone Project invites you to a charity motorcycle run on Saturday, July 16th.  Registration is at Optimist Park in Vine Grove at 10am, kickstands up at 11am.  The cost is $15 per bike, and $5 per rider.  There will be 50/50 raffles and door prizes.  All proceeds will benefit Rachel’s Fun For Everyone Project, for more information log on to or call 270-877-8194.

Warm Blessings Celebration & Kick-off

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Warm Blessings is celebrating 10 years of compassionately helping people struggling with poverty, housing, self-esteem, health, and homelessness. Come join us for a reception recognizing the tremendous support from donors and volunteers over this time, and Kick-off another 10 years on Sunday July 17th from 1 to 3 at Warm Blessings.  Remarks by our Executive Director, Linda Funk, at 2:00 followed by a group photo of volunteers and supporters. See you July 17th.

Golf Fore Kids Sake Golf Scamble

Friday, July 29, 2016

Big Cat 105.5, Service First Warehouse & Distribution, Serve Pro, and Stanley Steemer bring you Golf Fore Kids Sake Golf Scamble benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hardin County.  The event will be on Friday, July 29th at Elizabethtown Country Club at 2606 Hodgenville Rd.  Registration begins at 8am, 9am shotgun start, and lunch at noon.  It’s $90 per person or $360 per foursome and lunch is included in your registration.  Fore more information call 270-317-2456.

Angels in the Outfield Memorial Softball Tourney

Saturday, July 30, 2016

We're excited to announce the 3rd annual Angels in the Outfield Memorial Softball tournament, in memory of Brice and Brianna Taylor with 100% of the proceeds benefitting local scholarships in their name. This year's tournament will be July 30th 2016. Team registration and tshirt sales will be Saturday June 4th. For more information on what's needed to register a team or how to order a tshirt online, visit our Facebook page or our website! We're looking forward to a great day of softball for an amazing cause. 

Host an Ayusa Exchange Student

Sunday, July 31, 2016
Travel the globe without ever leaving home by hosting an Ayusa exchange student! Ayusa believes that one connection has the power to bring diversity and cross-cultural understanding into your community. When you volunteer to host, you gain a new family member and a broader understanding of the world. Ayusa students will be arriving the last week of July. Share your Kentucky with an international teenage student, age 15-18, while they attend the local high school! Make a dream come true! To learn about hosting, call 888-552-9872,or visit us at