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FAITH Homeschool Group Back to School Kick Off


FAITH Homeschool Group

Back to School Kick-Off

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Immanuel Baptist Church in Elizabethtown

This is a great way to jump start the year as FAITH homeschool parents gather for a kick-off of the school year for families.

Representatives from groups who welcome homeschoolers

Information about joining FAITH

Questions answered about homeschooling in Kentucky

Special speakers


Newbies Welcome! The kick-off is more for currently homeschooling families but there will be an opportunity for newbies to talk one-on-one with veterans. Whether you have been interested in homeschooling for years, or it is a very recent thought to cross your mind, this is simply a place to hear from local families that are eager to share with parents information that will allow them to be better informed and to have the details they need to see if homeschooling is a good fit for them.

No RSVP is required.

Location: Immanuel Baptist Church, 800 Rhodes Drive,  Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Information: Amy Moore at 270-769-5878.

Review: Recycling 101 in Hardin County

This is a Review on Recycling in Hardin County.

Recycling– one of the simplest acts we can do to help preserve the resources on this place we call Earth yet something that a lot of us just don’t do. Why?

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Usually because we don’t know how. It’s true. I used to be one of those people, that is until I started working for a company who recycles. Turns out, it’s pretty easy. Even better, Hardin County has five convenient recycling locations where you can drop off your recycled goods 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

How does it work?

First, you have to know what you can recycle. The following items are accepted at any of the five recycling locations:

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• Paper: office paper, magazines, newspapers, cereal boxes

• Cardboard

• Aluminum cans

• Tin cans

• Plastics 1 & 2: soda and water bottles, mouthwash bottles, peanut butter containers, salad dressing containers, milk jugs, juice bottle, shampoo bottles, plastic grocery bags, butter and yogurt tubs, cereal box liners.

Secondly, once you have your recycled items ready to go, you just drive to one of the conveniently located drop off sites, walk inside the recycling semi-truck, and put your items in the appropriate box.

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• Elizabethtown- located behind the Central Hardin Fire Station

2522 Ring Road, Elizabethtown, KY

• Elizabethtown Farmers Market

200 Peterson Drive, Elizabethtown, KY

• Rineyville- located in the Rineyville Community Park

1012 Rineyville School Road, Rineyville, KY

• Sonora- located across from the Post Office

204 E Western Ave., Sonora, KY

• Vine Grove- located near the railroad crossing

South Mill Street, Vine, Grove, KY

Have other items that you want to recycle?

Every April, AGC Automotive in Elizabethtown holds an E-Scrap Recycling Day. They accept electronic equipment such as computers, cell phones, television, printers, etc.

Every September, Akebono in Elizabethtown holds a Household Hazardous Waste Day. They accept hazardous household products such as batteries, antifreeze, late paint, prescriptions rugs, fluorescent tubes, pesticides, etc.

You can also contact your local waste management provider to see what types of items they accept for recycling.

Helpful Tips to Simplify your Recycling Efforts

1. Buy a couple of bins from your local store and label them with each type of item you plan on recycling. Everything will already be sorted, you can easily load up the bins in your car and empty them in the recycling truck.

2. Be sure to rinse out your cans. Otherwise, you are asking for a sticky mess and lots of unwanted ants.

3. Remove the lids off of the plastic bottles and flatten the bottles as much as you can.

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4. Prepare the cardboard you are recycling by removing all other materials in the box such as plastic wrap. If it gets wet, it’s okay.

5. Not sure if your cans are tin? If it’s attracted to a magnet, it’s tin and can be recycled.

How long have you been recycling? We’d love to hear below in the comment section your feedback on how long you have been recycling OR if this blog post has inspired you to consider recycling here in our community. We’d love your thoughts!

By: Elizabethtown Family Blogger Dana Taylor

Second Saturday (Downtown Elizabethtown)

Saturday, August 9, 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!


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

LaRue County Farm Bureau AG Stravaganza

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LaRue County Farm Bureau AGstravaganza will be the sights and sounds of LaRue County Agriculture on August 9, 2014. Visit one or more of the tours listed on the flyer and you’ll receive a ticket for a FREE meal and FREE concert!

Contact: For more information, call (270) 358-3178

Comedy Caravan: Bob Batch



 This event is appropriate for those ages 16 and older. Or make it a date night and enjoy some laughs. Not sure who Bob Batch is? Learn more about Bob Batch here. Also featured is comedian, Mike Nilsson.


Location: Historic State Theater, 209 West Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Info. and to purchase tickets: 270-234-8258

Fort Knox Community PlayGroup


This FREE playgroup encourages Parent/Child interactions through unstructured activities for children up to 5 years old. This is an opportunity for you to enjoy indoor activities with your child and meet other parents. 

Location: Devers Middle School & Teen Center, 5543 Chaffee Ave, Fort Knox, KY 40121

Contact: For more information, call (502) 624-4483

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 .


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