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Slide the City: Coming to Elizabethtown *Video*

Slide the City Video Showing you All the Fun that is coming to Elizabethtown, Kentucky Saturday, June 13, 2015.

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By now we hope you know this excitement of Slide the City is coming to Elizabethtown this summer!

SAVE THE DATE – JUNE 13, 2015:

Slide the City Coming to #Elizabethtown, Kentucky!

Make sure to bring your water buckets, floaties, & water toy guns, to squirt, spray, splash, & get SATURATED!


Early Registration for discounted pricing is coming soon.

Review: LouBoatRVShow

Blog Post by Jody IngallsProgressive Louisville Boat, RV &

No matter what your interests, the 58th Progressive Louisville Boat, RV, and Sportshow* has something for everyone in your family. From a vast display of mind-boggling RVs and family-friendly campers to a collection of boats of every description, the rows of state-of-the-art products, hands-on activities, and special attractions are sure to keep the kids entertained and the parents engaged.

With kids 15 and under (as well as active military) FREE, this is a great weekend event to keep the whole family entertained.

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*At the Kentucky Convention Center January 21-25, 2015.

Kentucky International Convention Center
221 South 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202

***46 miles from Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Since we’re campers (currently enjoying a family-and-budget-friendly pop-up camper), our first stop was the RV displays.

This camping is closer to a 5-star hotel than the pop-up camper I had growing up. Our kids explored the RVs, claiming their favorite beds or spots for watching the big-screen TVs. Even the new pop-up campers, with air-conditioning and space-creating slide-outs, made the campers of yesteryear dim in comparison.

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The options on these new products entertained the kids and opened up a few new camping dreams and ideas for the parents.

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Want an outdoor kitchen? You got it. No need to track sand in the camper to heat up the mac n- cheese or chop some onions—it’s all nestled under a simple access door on the side of the camper.

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A washer and dryer in the RV bathroom?

Now that would make me a

happy camper!

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Numerous camper and RV options fit our less-than-tiny family with ease . . and several of them even fit our budget!

After the RVs, we checked out the boat displays. From small crafts to large, it’s full of fun ideas of how to make boating a feasible part of your leisure life.

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Not all the boats were as expensive as this one, which is roughly the price of the last house we bought. Affordable boating options abound at the show as well, along with information on how to make boating a reasonable part of your family budget.

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We found a great hands-on activity at the PaddleFest pool, hosted by Canoe Kentucky, where visitors can test out the latest innovations in paddle sports. My three youngest got to try kayaking—and stayed dry for the most part! We also checked out the newest rage in paddle sports: SUP boards (Stand-Up Paddleboards). We might even consider taking up Sup yoga . . .Another favorite activity was the trout pond where kids 12 and younger can try their hand at fishing for free.unnamed (74)Our kids loved it. This was actually our daughter’s first fishing experience. Thankfully, the proprietor helped her put the fish right back in the pond. She wasn’t too crazy about touching it. J My boys would have fried theirs up for dinner given the chance.

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An exciting entertainment option is The Wake Zone, featuring a wakeboard trampoline where we enjoyed watching some wakeboard riders showcase their tricks for Wave3 News. Visitors can stop by to get tips or watch the riders demonstrate their stunts.unnamed (72)

The show even has the family pet covered with a full range of water safety products for four-legged friends and booths with information on pet-friendly vacation options.

Additionally, RV Buyer and Handyman Seminars and a Gills and Games zone will help you get the most out of your outdoor experiences.

No matter what floats your boat or where you pitch your tent, the Louisville Boat, RV, and Sportshow is the place to be this weekend!


Advanced tickets are on sale now and available through  Adult tickets are $12, and senior citizens admission is $10.

Children under 15 and active military

(with military ID) are FREE.

Event show hours vary by day:



  • Wednesday, January 21 – 5 – 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 22 – 12 – 9 p.m.
  • Friday, January 23 – 12 – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 24 – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 25 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m

For more information about this event, click here.


Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser – Warm Blessings



Come Join Us At Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen

2nd Sat. Breakfast Fundraiser

Breakfast will include Pancakes and Country Ham

Sponsored by: Intrepid Home Health

Free Valentine’s Day Blood Pressure Checks

Location: Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen, 609 E Dixie, Elizabethtown, KY 42701 (parking in the back)

Info: Call 270-763- 9276

Fort Knox Family & MWR Job Fair

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Family and MWR will hold a Job Fair on Friday, January 30th from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Stewart Training Center, Bldg. 67.

There are numerous positions to be filled. Be sure to bring your Social Security Number, State/Government ID, Resume (not required), and your USAJOBS login/password (if you already have an account).

Fort Knox Family & MWR personnel will be on site to assist with online applications, and to answer questions.

Location: Stewart Training Center, Bldg 67, Fort Knox, KY

Info: For more information, go to or email questions

Valentine’s Dinner & Dance (Saber & Quill)



The Saber & Quill is hosting a Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dance on Saturday, February 14, beginning at 6 p.m. T

he dinner includes a complimentary glass of wine and a 4-course meal with a choice of cabernet filet mignon, cedar plank salmon, and prosciutto and feta chicken roulade. A vegetarian meal is available upon request.

Live musicians will play your favorite love songs for a romantic evening of dancing.

Pre-paid reservations (of $69.95 per couple) must be made by February 13 by using ServiceXpress at

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

Info: For more information, call (502) 942-0959 ext. 210/211.

Volunteer Naturalists Orientation at Bernheim Forest


Are you a nature lover that is looking for a way to give back this year? If so, then Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest has just the opportunity for you! Join Bernheim for its Volunteer Naturalists Orientation from 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 24th.

While Bernheim’s general Volunteer Orientation takes place quarterly, this is the only opportunity nature lovers will have this year to participate in the Volunteer Naturalists Orientation. Naturalists are considered Bernheim’s “nature ambassadors” and share their love and knowledge for nature with visitors.

Bernheim Interpretive Programs Manager, Wren Smith, will introduce participants to Bernheim’s award-winning Volunteer Naturalist Training program and share how even the most novice of nature lovers can be great naturalists.

“The Volunteer Naturalist Program is an effort to nurture each person’s love of nature, while helping provide them with the tools necessary to share their knowledge, wonder and passion for nature with those who visit Bernheim,” said Smith. “The program is intensive, yet flexible enough to fit many schedules.”

In addition to the Volunteer Naturalists, Bernheim offers a whole host of other volunteer opportunities.  The quarterly general Volunteer Orientation is also on Saturday, January 24 from 10 am – Noon.

Location: Bernheim Forest,  2499 Clermont Road, Clermont, KY 40110

Info: If you are interested in learning more about either the general orientation or the Volunteer Naturalist Program, contact Volunteer Coordinator, Amy Landon, at 502-955-8512 or email her at

Community Conversation



What is a Community Conversation?

A “community conversation” is a way to bring a diverse set of community

members together to collectively brainstorm strategies and resources

that can be used to address a challenge facing the community. In

short, it provides a fun and creative way to find local solutions and new

partners to address issues that matter most in a community.

We invite you to an evening of conversation about how our community can

facilitate peer interaction, inclusive activities and opportunities

for friendships between students with and without disabilities. Join us as we

explore ways to increase meaningful participation for ALL


Please RSVP to

Location: Central Hardin High School (Commons Area), 3040 Leitchfield Road, Cecilia, KY

Info: Contact for more information.

Nutty Scientists: Frozen Workshops Jan. 31st & More


Our event last weekend at the mall was such a huge success (it SOLD OUT) that we’re having another date end of this month!

Alright you asked and registration is open. We have added 2 sessions to our FROZEN Weekend Workshop Line Up. This workshop will have a splash of ART and LOTS OF NUTTY SCIENCE.

Do you WANNA




PLAY with BUBBLES that you can hold


This workshop is all about Matter but mostly the FROZEN kind :)

Here are the added dates:

**Frozen Fairytale Science (Jan 31) [Session 1: 2:00-3:30] (Ages 3-6) Limit 12 Kids

**Frozen Fairytale Science (Jan 31) [Session 2: 5:00-8:00] (Ages 5-12) Limit 24 kids

Don’t Delay..Register Today.. & Secure your Spot!

Pricing Below
<<<Register: Click Here>>>>>>

Cost:  Only $5.00 to reserve your slot….balance due at the event…

A new and different Topic Each Month.

These workshops will have a splash of ART, SHOWS, and LOTS OF NUTTY SCIENCE.

Session 1:  2:00 – 3:30 (Ages 3-6)   $12.00

Session 2:  5:00 – 8:00 (Ages 6-12) $25.00

To reserve your slot or find out more go to:

Not familiar with Nutty Scientists? Check out this review of a series they offered earlier in the year.

January is Frozen Fairytale Theme and the slots are filling up fast.. . Please promote this…


Upcoming Weekend Workshops


Seuss-Spectacular (Feb 21) [Session 1: 2:00-3:30] (Ages 3-6)

Seuss-Spectacular (Feb 21) [Session 2: 5:00 - 8:00] (Ages 6-12)

Observing Colors (Mar 21) [Session 1 – 2:00-3:30] (Ages 3-6)

Observing Colors (Mar 21) [Session 2 – 5:00-8:00] (Ages 6-12)

Magic of Spring & Bugs (Apr 18) [Session 1 – 2:00-3:30] (Ages 3-6)

Magic of Spring & Bugs (Apr 18) [Session 2 – 5:00-8:00] (Ages 6-12)

RECYCLE…RECYCLE… (May 16) [Session 1 – 2:00 – 3:30] (Ages 3-6)

RECYCLE…RECYCLE…(May 16) [Session 2 – 5:00 – 8:00] (Ages 6-12)

Rockets & Robots (June 20) [Session 1 – 2:00 – 3:30] (Ages 3-7)

Rockets & Robots (June 20) [Session 2 – 5:00 – 8:00] (Ages 7-12)

Those Nutty Dinosaurs (July 18) [Session 1 – 2:00 – 3:30] (Ages 3-6)

Those Nutty Dinosaurs (July 18) [Session 2 – 5:00 – 8:00] (Ages 6-12)

Mission to Space (Aug 21) [Session 1 – 2:00 – 3:30] (Ages 3-6)

Mission to Space (Aug 21) [Session 2 – 5:00 – 8:00] (Ages 6-12)

Register at:

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Giveaway: Tickets to Progressive Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow

lou-giveaway2015Congratulations to these winners

Jim Eastridge (2)
Ashley Tilford (2)
DeAnna Jones (2)
John Rizer (2)
Michael Teel (2)

Here’s How you Can Enter to Win!

This is a GIVEAWAY for the following:

1) A pair of tickets for admission to this year’s Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow taking place Jan. 21-25, 2015 in Louisville at the Kentucky Exposition Center.  (Children UNDER age 15 and active military (with military ID) are FREE!

(We will be selecting 5 winners! Each winner will receive 2 tickets!)

(Must live within 25 miles of Elizabethtown, KY to enter this giveaway)

Giveaway Rules: – 3 Simple steps to Enter. Must do all 3.

  • Follow Elizabethtown Family either by ‘LIKING’ our Facebook page, ‘following’ us on Twitter, or ‘following’ us on Pinterest.
  • Leave a comment to THIS post below answering this question: What is it about boats, campers and the great outdoors that you enjoy?
  • Be a Subscriber to our eNewsletter on

Additional Details

  • One winner will be selected at random
  • The winner will be announced and notified by email on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.
  • Once winner has been notified, they have 12 hours to respond to claim the Giveaway. Or, a new winner will be selected.

Note: Entry period ends Monday, January 19, 2015 10pm EST


More details below about this fun event!

Annual Progressive® Insurance Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow® Transforms the Kentucky Exposition Center into Outdoors Paradise January 21-25, 2015

LOUISVILLE, KY – Do you like boats, RV’s, fishing, or any activity on water or land that will bring a smile to you or someone you know? Then, be sure and plan to attend. There will be a variety of activities for all ages…We promise!


1) A chance to walk on water in Rockin’, Rollin’ Bubbles

2) An opportunity to try stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing and kayaking at Paddlefest

3) A chance to brush up on any outdoors skill through an extensive seminar series with topics ranging from RV Bootcamp and Boating 101 to DIY boat maintenance and hunting for wild game and game fishing.

4) Planned just for the youngest attendees, come see creepy crawlers and learn about conservation camp

5) Fishing at the Kid’s Trout Pond, free for children 12 and under.


Boating, fishing, hunting and RV enthusiasts have the opportunity to view and compare hundreds of the newest boats and RVs, plus hundreds of booths showcasing the latest outdoor gear, gadgets and destinations. The event features competitive deals from more than 150 regional boat and RV dealers, plus dozens of outdoors-related companies.

Advanced tickets are on sale now and available through  Adult tickets are $12, and senior citizens admission is $10. Children under 15 and active military (with military ID) are free. Event show hours vary by day:




  • Wednesday, January 21 – 5 – 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 22 – 12 – 9 p.m.
  • Friday, January 23 – 12 – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 24 – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 25 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

4th Annual Junior Achievement Penguin Plunge



A chilly pool of water has been enough to motivate local supporters of Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana in the past years, and the tradition continues!

The Penguin Plunge is Saturday, February 28, 2015 in the Bluegrass Cellular parking lot. For those who do not pre-register, registration is at 10am. The plunge starts at 10:30am and the costume parade begins around 10:15am.

Anyone who raises at least $50 may participate in the plunge! Those who opt not to jump are asked to raise at least $100.

Location: Bluegrass Cellular Parking Lot, 1608 Ring Road, Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Info: Plungers may pre-register by contacting Alicna at or (270) 312-3322

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