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Elizabethtown Family Night at Shoe Carnival (Save 25% off purchases)


Yes, it’s Elizabethtown Family Night at Shoe Carnival and we hope to see you!

Monday, July 21, 2014 from 6-9pm stop by the Shoe Carnival in E’town for great fun and savings!

Here’s Why!

-FREE PIZZA (while supplies last)


-FREE FACE PAINTING BY RACHEL’S FACE PAINTING (donations will be accepted…with 100% of donations going to Mission Hope For Kids)

-25% off ENTIRE PURCHASE** when you mention to the cashier ELIZABETHTOWN FAMILY!  **Disclaimer – Cannot be combined with the Buy One Get One Free Offer. Still works out to be a great deal, and no pressure to be an even-numbered amount of shoes.

What a great way to get prepared for Back to School Fun!

-Spend at least $50 and Elizabethtown Family will donate $3 to MISSION HOPE FOR KIDS up to $150.00 and be entered to win a $25 Gift Card to Chick-fil-A of Elizabethtown.

Location: Shoe Carnival, 1920 N. Dixie Hwy, Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Info: For more information, please feel free to contact Heather with at 270-401-7115 or via email at

*Mission Hope for Kids is a local non-profit that aims to nurture and restore hope to children at risk, by providing educational, emotional, physical and spiritual support to help them reach their potential right here in Hardin County. 

Kosair Charity Kids Fair (Radcliff)



2014 Kosair Charity Kids Fair

Saturday, July 19, 2014


Dawley Park in Radcliff

All proceeds are donated to Kosair Charities


Face Painting (Sponsored by

Bouncy House Fun

Balloon Animals

Arts & Crafts




Inflatable Slide

Coloring Contests

& More!

T-shirts will be available as well for $10, plus a 50/50 Raffle.

Location: Dawley Park (Soccer Fields), Dawley Park Dr, Radcliff, KY 40160

Contact: For more information, please contact Andrea Palmer at (270) 312-5637, or email at Giveback Grant: Making a difference in Hardin County


How would you use a $50 Visa Gift Card to make a difference in Hardin County and who would it benefit?

We’re really pleased to let you know that we are launching a Giveback Grant! The inspiration for this grant was to inspire both big people (adults) and little people (kids) to know that they too can make a difference. We all know that great resources can often help get things done, but I think too often people become desensitized and forget that they can really make an impact on those around them and it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.

There is going to be 1 winner selected.  The winner will be announced and shared on Facebook after they are notified via e-mail. The winner will then receive the $50 Visa Gift card to accomplish their ‘GIVEBACK’ project.

By submitting the entry to Elizabethtown Family you are giving us permission to display the giveback grant entry on the website and via our social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest).

The finalists will be selected by Elizabethtown Family and a select panel of residents. Once we have our top 3 finalist, we will be posting on our Facebook page and letting our readers make the final decision on which project is the winner!


Here are the requirements to be considered for the giveback grant:

1) Each person that enters can submit up to 2 photos if they feel that the photos will help express what it is that they hope to accomplish.

2) Include a description of what the money would be used for to include the price breakdown on items/services purchased as well as who it would impact or benefit (i.e. – Will it impact a classroom of children in elementary school or will it benefit one family, etc….) Be specific and make sure you answer this question: How would you use a $50 Visa Gift Card to make a difference in Hardin County and who would it benefit?

3) Include who will be helping to make sure that the project is completed if you were to be selected as the winner (i.e. – Will it be 1 person doing the project or an entire group). We need the name of the person submitting the entry and/or the group name (if applicable).

4) Once the winner is selected, they are required to submit to us a description of the final outcome and their progress of the project and submit 6-10 photos. You will be giving us permission to use those photos on our social media platforms as well as our website. The project must be completed by October 20, 2014.

5) Submit entries to via this email address: with the subject heading GIVEBACK GRANT.

6) If the giveback grant is going to benefit a private organization (i.e. a non-profit, church, school, etc..) please include their full business name, city and location.

Tips on Entry Submissions

1) We love entries from all ages! Whether a mom wants to encourage her children to brainstorm and submit an entry or work on it together, collaboration is welcome.  All are welcome!

2) The Giveback Grant needs to be helping or benefiting a place, group, organization, people group or person that resides in Hardin County.

Note: All entries that want to be considered need to be sent to us via email by July 24, 2014 10pm EST



Summer Blast at CDCC


Are you looking for great FREE fun in Hardin County?


at Christ Dependent Community Church

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Christ Dependent Community Church welcomes the community to come on out for a great evening of fun. Fun Family Fellowship!!

We also have Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. We look forward to seeing you!

Location: Christ Dependent Community Church (CDCC), 5687 S. WIlson Rd. Elizabethtown, KY

Information:Please contact Marla Echols at 601-212-8879 or via email at .


Frozen Playing At Louisville Zoo



Louisville Zoo Movie Night – Frozen

FREE for members!

$5 for non-members after 5 p.m.

Join us this Friday, July 11th, to enjoy a movie under the stars at the wildest theater in town. Playing this Friday, is the Disney movie, Frozen. Watch your favorite movies on our giant inflatable screen. The Zoo Crew will provide free entertainment before the show. Snacks and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Don’t forget to pack your blanket or lawn chairs. Movie nights are free to Zoo members and only $5 after 5 p.m. for non-members. Field opens at 6 p.m., movie starts at sundown. And to add to the fun… meet & greet with Elsa, Anna and Olaf!

Location: Louisville Zoo, 1100 Tervilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213

Info: For more information, visit




Saturday, July 25-27, 2014


GORGO Magazine welcomes you to come and participate in this local event promoting fitness! ”The title GORGO represents the ancient Spartan Queen, Gorgo.  In ancient Greek history, Spartans were the only culture that trained girls along side the boys as warriors.  There was a belief that a strong woman would produce a strong next generation.  They were some of the first women respected for their athletic prowess.  GORGO Magazine believes that, like the Spartan women, modern women are everyday warriors.”  Check them out on FacebookInstagramPinterestTwitter and Youtube too!

A camp for women of ALL FITNESS LEVELS (yes, we said all fitness levels). You have to start somewhere, might as well be here.

  • including beginners that want to JUMP START their fitness journey
  • special small group sessions for experienced lifters
  • a chance for runners to shine at the first GORGO Squat & Run 5k

Imagine a weekend where busy women take a short break from their hectic lives to come together to REFUEL, to REIGNITE a spark of fitness passion, and to LEARN.

For all the details, Visit the GORGO WEBSITE AND CLICK HERE.

Interested in just participating in the Inaugural Squat & 5K on Saturday, July 26th? Click Here

Location: Elizabethtown, KY

Info: Register easily online by clicking here.

Inaugural Squat & 5K Run (Elizabethtown)


Grab those tutus and costumes and come on out for a super fun run!


Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 8:30am you’ll be ready to rock it!

Central Hardin High School Track

-exact location will be emailed to registrants

-Participants will all do a certain number of prescribed squats to together and then run/walk a 5k

-tutus and costumes encouraged

-ALL are welcome!  Women, men, kids…It’s perfect for a family fun event. Or feel free to grab some friends and come get your ‘fun-on’!

Cost: $30 however when you register be sure to enter the code ETOWNFAMILY and you’ll save $3.00 per registration.

GORGO Magazine welcomes you to come and participate in this local event promoting fitness! ”The title GORGO represents the ancient Spartan Queen, Gorgo.  In ancient Greek history, Spartans were the only culture that trained girls along side the boys as warriors.  There was a belief that a strong woman would produce a strong next generation.  They were some of the first women respected for their athletic prowess.  GORGO Magazine believes that, like the Spartan women, modern women are everyday warriors.”  Check them out on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Youtube too!

Learn about the entire GORGO CAMP taking place July 25-27, 2014

Location: Central Hardin High School Track, 3040 Leitchfield Rd, Cecilia, KY 42724 (some people don’t even know the official address is Cecilia because it literally feels like it is still Elizabethtown). Really easy to find!

Info: Register easily online by clicking here.

Glendale Backyard BBQ Competition

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Saturday, July 19th

Historic Glendale

Come try some of the best BBQ at the Glendale Backyard BBQ Competition! Craft Vendors and lots more for the whole family. Come out for a great time and great food!

People’s choice tasting starts a 1:00 pm. Craft vendors will be open to public on Saturday morning and Bama Boy BBQ will be serving pulled pork sandwiches along with grilled hamburgers and hotdogs starting at 10:00am. Come and enjoy the day with some good food and good friends! 

And most importantly… Don’t forget to stop by the judge’s table! That’s right, our very own, Jessica Spears, will be one of the judges for the bbq event!

Location: Glendale Community Park, 112 E Railroad Ave., Glendale, KY 42740

Contact: Call for more information: (270) 307-0689 or (270) 307-6311

“Guys and Dolls” by the Youth Theatre of Hardin County

 See below for additional performances that have been added!



How awesome is it that we live in a community that allows youth the opportunity to participate not only in great programs that supports the arts but also that allows for such venues as performing in great facilities.

Entertainment in Hardin County just got easier!

Go ahead and mark your calendar now! Make it a date night or grab the family and head on over to the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center.

“Guys and Dolls” by the Youth Theatre of Hardin County

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 7:00pm

Saturday, July 12, 2014 – 7:00pm

July 13, 2014 – 3:00pm MATINEE

July 18-19, 2014 – 7:00pm

Cost: $10 for adults and for those ages 10 and under it’s only $5

Location: Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road, Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Information: For more information or tickets please call 270-765-5421


Second Saturday (Downtown Elizabethtown)

Saturday, July 12, 2014


Second Saturday takes place every month in

Historic Downtown Elizabethtown

If you are looking for family-friendly events in Elizabethtown, this is certainly a great choice!


-Art Bodies opens at Wild Earth Gallery! Local art ready to be showcased while you enjoy it! You’ll be glad you stopped by!They are at 11- N. Main Street right off the square! Can’t miss it!

-Via Colori will be on the square with painting tips and ideas for the upcoming Via Colori event September 13th!

Photo Credit: Facebook page of Wild Earth Gallery

Photo Credit: Facebook page of Wild Earth Gallery

A LITTLE EARLIER IN THE DAY – Stop by Heartland Whole Life on the square in downtown Elizabethtown for their FREE COOKING CLASS from 3-5pm.  They will focus on fresh summer salads.

Personal Tip: Don’t forget the camera! Warmer weather is here and there are memories ready to be made! Capture them!


Downtown businesses coming together to offer the public a special experience in downtown Elizabethtown.

Location: Near 124 West Dixie Hwy, Elizabethtown,  (Near the square )

Info:   For more information about Second Saturday please contact Christy @ 270-855-9780 or

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