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Hardin Memorial Hospital Run For Fun



Saturday, November 1, 2014
HMH 5K Run For Fun
Freeman Lake Park, Elizabethtown KY
9:00 a.m.

Choose the traditional 5K or add the CrossFit Option presented by CrossFit Elizabethtown for the added challenge.

Race is chip timed for accuracy - USTAF Certified Course (KY 1001MS)

The CrossFit Option presented by CrossFit Elizabethtown is for 5K runners who want to add an additional challenge to the course. The race is still timed for these participants, however they have to complete the stations listed below. A member of the CrossFit Elizabethtown Gym will be at each station to answer questions and verify the completion of each station.

Station 1: 10 Push-ups, 15 Squats (5 rounds)
Station 2: Kettle Bell Swings 21- 15 – 9, Box Jump
Station 3: 10 Thrusters, 10 Burpees (3 rounds)

Early Registration online or via mail: $20.00 (S-XL Shirt) or $23 (XXL Shirt)
FREE long sleeve t-shirt guaranteed for all pre-registered participants.

Late Registration after 10-16-14 online or via mail: $30.00 (S-XL Shirt) or $33 (XXL Shirt)
Late Registrants will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last.

Early Packet Pick Up:
Friday, October 31, 2014 at the HMH Outpatient Surgery Endoscopy Center Canopy from 4:00- 6:00 p.m. Pick up your packets early and enter to win a prepaid $150 Visa gift card.

Day of Race Packet Pick Up and Late Registration:
Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

The Course:
Run/Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Williams Pavilion in Freeman Lake Park. Scenic rolling course on roadways and less then 1/4 mile cross country throughout the park.

Top 3 male and female overall finishers will receive cash prizes and trophy. $100.00 – First, $75.00 – Second, $50.00 – Third.
Top 3 male and female finishers in the following age categories will receive trophies:
10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 & Over

CrossFit Option Prizes
Top 3 male and female overall finishers will receive a trophy.

This year we are offering your finish time by text message!

Race proceeds fund innovative fitness education in community schools. Lincoln Trail Elementary is this year’s grant recipient!

Location: Freeman Lake Park, 212 Freeman Lake Park Rd, Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Info: Online Registration:

Halloween 411: What to do in Hardin County



What is there to do on Halloween in the community? Well, we’ve got answers to those questions. Simply take a look at these great events taking place! Plus, below we have the trick or treat hours for those wanting to hand out candy and enjoy all those adorable kiddos that come around to your front porch!

Featured Event

1. Oct. 31 – Fall Family Fun Fest (Severns Valley Baptist Church.) – It’s going to be a super fun event that all takes place INSIDE! Plus, Rachel’s Face Painting will be there to greet you while you enjoy creating wonderful memories with your family!


Featured Event

2. Oct. 31 – Halloween Bash at Thomas Dairy Barn (Costume Contest too)


Here are some more great options for you in the Hardin County community!

Oct. 31 – Beef ‘O’ Brady’s – Kids Eat Free on Halloween

Oct. 31 – Sonic Drive-In 50 cent Corn Dog Day

Oct. 31 – Howl-O-Ween Downtown Block Party

Oct. 31 – Light the Night with Jesus (Trunk or Treat)

Oct. 31 – Mall-o-Ween at Towne Mall

Oct. 31 – GLOW (God Lights Our World)

Oct. 31 – Halloween Bash (The Landing Zone)

Oct. 31 – Tweens & Teens Holiday Party (FREE)

Oct. 31 – Trunk or Treat at Valley Creek

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Fall Fun in the Hardin County Community


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We’re glad to bring you the following events, activities and much more. You’ll find free events in Hardin County, as well as some that may have various costs associated with them.  For any additional information on the following events, each event has a phone or email for you.

Here’s what you can expect to see:

Fall Fun in Hardin County

Fall Festivals

Family Fun in Hardin County

Fall Events in Elizabethtown and the surrounding cities.


The Nutcracker at the PAC


Price Range for Tickets $13-$29.00

Tickets for all shows on sale now.

Click here to buy tickets

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

Info: 270-769-8837

North Pole Express Train Ride – Bardstown, KY

North Pole Express MOKDT 2014

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train North Pole Express

Dec. 7 @ 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm
Dec. 14 @ 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm
Dec. 21 @ 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm

Santa and Mrs. Claus invite you and your little ones to ride with them aboard the North Pole Express. On board you will enjoy a delicious meal, crafts, singing carols and the opportunity to visit and take pictures with Santa. Each guest will receive a special gift to remember this special journey.  Tickets are $45 per child (12 & under) & $60 for adults.

Location: My Old Kentucky Dinner Train, 602 N 3rd St, Bardstown, KY 40004

Contact: For more information or to reserve your tickets, call 866-801-3463 or visit

Fort Knox Tree Lighting Ceremony


The United States Army Garrison at Fort Knox, KY, invites you to a community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 4 at 5:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the Post Gazebo on Brooks Field and is open to the entire community. Enjoy musical performances from the 113th U.S. Army Band and community youth groups and participate in group caroling! Watch as Santa is transported to the ceremony on a fire truck! Enjoy hot chocolate, hot coffee and cookies! The Gluehwein Stand on the Saber & Quill Verandah will be open at 5 p.m. selling brats off the grill, pretzels and Gluehwein!

Location: Post Gazebo at Brooks Field, Fort Knox, KY 40121 (Brooks Field located near Waybur Theater at the center of post. You can get a map from the guard once approaching Fort Knox.)

Info: For more information, call (502) 624-189

Elegant Holiday Dinner – Saber & Quill


Thursday, November 6th

$49.95 per person

Enjoy an evening filled dinner and tasting of the finest spirit specials
that will be showcased by Brown-Forman’s special guest Tim Laird at the
Saber & Quill’s Elegant Holiday Dinner on November 6. Tim Laird is America’s CEO = Chief Entertaining Officer and an authority on wines and spirits with more than 20 years in the hospitality industry. Located in the Woodford Reserve Room, the Social Hour and Meet & Greet will be from 6 – 7 p.m. and a White Glove Dinner Service will be from 7 – 8:30 p.m. The cost is $49.95 per person and includes cocktails, appetizers, dinner, and an autographed book by Tim Laird which is filled with cocktails and appetizer recipes. A bar will be open to purchase other beverages.

Reservations are required and will
be accepted by November 5.

Limited to the first 50 paid guests.


Location: Saber & Quill, 1118 Chaffee Ave, Fort Knox, KY 40121

Info: Register at and use Service Xpress. For more information, call (502) 942-0959, ext. 210/211.


Pet Photos with Santa

Pet Photos with Santa 2


 Pet Photos with Santa
 Benefit for “Animals Healing People – Therapeutic, Inc.
Thursday, November 20th
5pm – 8pm


Cost is only $15 and you will receive a CD with pictures taken by a professional photographer!

Location: Pet Envy, 100 Vineland Center Drive, Suite 8, Vine Grove, KY 40175
Info: For more info, contact Birgit Stubblefield at (270) 307-1587 or Tracy Olson at (502) 432-2015

2nd Annual Bridge Community Holiday Bazaar


 2nd Annual Bridge Community Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, November 15, 2014

9am – 3pm

Want to get started on your holiday shopping now? It’s a great chance to get out and find some great gift ideas for the friends and loved ones in your life.

Location: Bridge Community Church, 6746 South Wilson Road, Elizabethtown, KY

2nd Annual Veterans Day Ceremony


This ceremony is a coordinated effort of The City of Elizabethtown and the American Legion Hardin Post 113.

Come be a part of our community as we pay respect to those that have served our country in the Armed Forces.

Location: Elizabethtown Nature Park, 1900 Ring Road, Elizabethtown, KY

Info: Please call 270-765-6121 for more information.

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