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Friends of Hardin County Animal Shelter (FOHCAS) announced today it is launching a new Spay / Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) to help more low and middle income pet owners afford the surgery for their cats and dogs. The program is the first of its kind in Hardin County. While Hardin County Pet Protection does offer income based low-cost spay and neutering, pet owners may not be eligible due to their income level yet the cost to pay for the procedure remains outside their budget. SNAP is being done in cooperation with three local veterinary clinics – Heartland Veterinary Clinic, Helmwood Veterinary clinic and Elizabethtown Animal Hospital. Hardin County dog and cat owners are encouraged to apply for Spay / Neuter certificates at www.FOHCAS.org. Once approved, the resident will pay a set amount and receive a Spay/Neuter Certificate from FOHCAS with instructions as to which vet to call to make an appointment for their pet(s) to get spayed or neutered. Applications must include, among other information, age of pet(s) and any other known health issues so there is a clear understanding of any risks involved. Certificates are available on a sliding scale based on how many pets need to be spayed / neutered and the resources of the Hardin County resident. Residents are limited to six SNAP Certificates annually. Once approved, the pet owner presents the certificate as payment upon completion of the surgery. The veterinary office will bill FOHCAS for the completed spay/neuter surgeries as necessary to comply with its billing procedures. SNAP is being initially made possible due to an anonymous donation. FOHCAS is seeking additional donors to help sustain the program longer. Anyone interested in donating to the program can email FOHCAS at email@example.com.
Donate blood with the Red Cross to support organ
transplant patients and others needing blood
October is Liver Awareness Month
During Liver Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood and platelets to support liver transplant patients and others needing blood products.
Liver transplants are the second most common type of transplant with more than 6,000 performed in the U.S. each year, according to the American Liver Foundation. Liver transplant patients may require in excess of 30 pints of blood during surgery.
For blood donor Amy Slattery, the need for blood hits close to home. Her mother received a liver transplant and needed more than 70 blood products during the surgery.
“I donate to help others that needed blood like her,” said Slattery. “I donate in thanks to those who donate their blood products to help save lives.”
Volunteer donors like Slattery are the only source of blood for those in need of transfusions during transplants and other surgeries. Donors with all blood types are needed, and especially those with types O negative, A negative, B negative and AB blood.
To make an appointment to donate blood, eligible donors are encouraged to download the new Red Cross Blood Donor App from app stores or text BLOODAPP to 90999 to receive a download link, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
10/4/2015: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church, 155 Stringer Lane
10/1/2015: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Elizabethtown Blood Donation Center, 405 W. Dixie Highway
10/3/2015: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wal-Mart, 100 Wal-Mart Drive, Suite E
10/8/2015: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Elizabethtown Blood Donation Center, 405 W. Dixie Highway
10/9/2015: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Pritchard Community Center, 404 South Mulberry
10/9/2015: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Bluegrass Cellular, 2902 Ring Road
10/12/2015: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Elizabethtown Blood Donation Center, 405 W. Dixie Highway
10/15/2015: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Elizabethtown Blood Donation Center, 405 W. Dixie Highway
10/13/2015: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ft. Knox, 1720 Morande St.
10/13/2015: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ft. Knox, 1720 Morande St.
10/10/2015: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Abundant Life Church, 1352 N. Logsdon Parkway
10/9/2015: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Knights of Columbus Vine Grove, 312 E. Main St.
10/13/2015: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Hodgenville Woman's Club, 19 Lincoln Square
10/5/2015: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Ekron Baptist Church, 2775 Haysville Road
10/12/2015: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., American Legion Hall, 206 W. Broadway St.
10/13/2015: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., First Baptist Church of Taylorsville, 115 W. Main St.
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
Hardin County Adult Education is offering pay for your LAST GED TEST between now and 1 October 2015 . NOW IS THE TIME TO FINISH THAT LAST TEST! Call Hardin County Adult Education at 769-8866 to get more details on how you can TAKE that LAST Test FREE!
“Fight Like A Princess” and support baby Sophie. On August 15th Brennon & Meaghan Milliner found out that their unborn baby has congenital pulmonary airway malformation. Please support baby Sophie for a night of fun to support their move to Cincinnati where baby Sophie will be born and have her surgery. This Saturday evening starting at 6:30 there will be chili supper and auction at the Upton Community Center. There will be chili, potato soup, hot dogs, sandwiches, desserts, and drinks. The meal is FREE, but donations are welcome. Also, there will be a silent & live auction with over 100 plus items, and “Fight Like A Princess” shirts will be available for purchase. To help or donate call 270-300-1776.
The Elizabethtown Paddlers Association & the Elizabethtown Parks and Recreation Department are hosting the Freedom Fishing Tournament to benefit or local disabled veterans and their families through the Elizabethtown DAV. The tournament will be October 10th at Freeman lake Park from 9a-11a with registration starting at 7:30a. For registration info, entry fee prices, award, and more information call 270-763-2132.
The annual Lincoln Trail Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held at Freeman Lake Park on October 10th. Registration will begin at 9 AM with the Walk stepping off at 10 AM. For more than 20 years, the Alzheimer’s Association has hosted this event and its growth has helped over 100,000 families in the Chapter area living with Alzheimer’s as well as supported research for a cure. Over 66 teams have been created in the Elizabethtown area to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. For more information about registering for the walk, please visit http://act.alz.org/lincolntrail. Registration is free. For more information on Alzheimer's disease and services provided by the Association, call the 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3700.
New Team Captain Kick Off for the Walk to End Alzheimer's
Swope Nissan - 5-6pm - 1100 North Dixie Highway in Elizabethtown
Are you interested in learning more about the Walk to End Alzheimer's? Would you like more information about becoming a team captain? Join us at for the New Team Captain Kick Off to see how you can join in the fight to END Alzheimer's. --Walk to End Alzheimer's - 10/10/15 - 9am-1pm(ish) Freeman Lake Park. The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. Walk to End Alzheimer’s unites the entire community in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. For more info call 502-451-4266.
Gilberts bar and grill invites you to the Ride to ride out breast cancer poker run and car show, October 10th, 2015. Poker run sign ups are at 10 am with kickstand up at noon. $10.00 single and $15.00 double. The car show starts at 10 am with a $10.00 entry fee. Door prizes and a silent auction will also take place. All proceeds will go towards the American Cancer Society.
The Fort Knox Transition Assistance Program, in conjunction, with the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, the Family Member Employment Readiness Program, and the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center will host the Fort Knox Job Fair on Wednesday October 14, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EST) at the Fort Knox Saber & Quill Club.
Hosparus needs patient support volunteers in Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties, and will offer a free training from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, at its Elizabethtown office, 105 Diecks Drive.
Volunteers provide companionship to patients and respite for their caregivers. Working closely with the rest of the Hosparus care team, volunteers provide comfort and enhance quality of life during a very difficult time for patients and families.
Volunteers must be in good health, have available transportation and complete a training and application process. All volunteers also must receive an annual flu shot, and those working directly with patients must receive an annual TB test. Both are provided by Hosparus. To register or for more information, contact Annette Jones at 270-737-6300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Elizabethtown Paddlers Association & the Elizabethtown Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a “Moonlight Paddle” October 16th from 7p-9p at Freeman lake Park. The cost is $10. All proceeds will help support the purchase of additional kayaks for public use at Freeman Lake Park. For the cost of the event and more information look up the Elizabethtown Paddlers Association on Facebook.
Attend “The Evolution of Bourbon”, October 16 at 7p-9p at the Brown Pusey House at 128 North Main Street in Elizabethtown. Don’t miss an evening of bourbon tasting with Bernie Lubbers of Heaven Hill Distilleries and learn more about the history of bourbon in our Commonwealth. Tickets are $75 each or $125 for 2. Advance purchase is recommended. Ticket prices will increase if purchased at the door. Reservations can be made at www.silverleaf.myevent.com All proceeds benefit Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services, your local child advocacy and rape crisis center. For more info call 270-312-2877.
4th Annual Women’s Conference
Saturday, October 17th
Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church
1106 S. Wilson Rd, Radcliff:
Registration: 8:00 am, Conference 8:30 -2:30 pm,
Theme: "A Position of Power". 2 Chronicles 7:14
Guest Speakers: Apostle Anna Randall, First Lady Robin Gordon, Ms. Kimberly Moore and Mrs. Margaret Jobe. Ministry in Dance, Minister Sabrina Farris and Music Ministry, Psalmist Carlanda Fields
PLEASE COME JOIN US, EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND.
Please call Rev. Shirley Gamble for more information, 270-300-4616 or email email@example.com
Cops with Paws invites you & your canine friend to Halloween Dress Up and Dress your dog’s 5K walk & Run on October 17th at Freeman Lake Park. Run alone or bring your dog on a lease. The costume contest begins at 8:30am that morning, runners only at 9am, runners with dogs on leash at 10am, and at 11am kid’s short courses for ages 4 and under and 5 through 11. The 5K will start & finish at the Ernest Williams Pavilion. Prizes for 1st through 3rd in each division including the costume contest. You need to register in advance in order to be guaranteed a finishers medal and long sleeve runner’s shirt with paid registration. All proceeds benefit Cops with Paws. For more info log on to facebook.com/copswithpaws
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 17 October at the Vine Grove Airport, weather permitting. This is the last scheduled event for 2015. 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, or the Chapter through the Vine Grove Airport at 270-877-0131.
Glendale Crossing Festival is Saturday, October 17th in Historic Glendale Kentucky. Over 500 art & craft booths, food booths, live entertainment, the Glendale Lions Club BBQ at the fire house, and the Crossing Festival Parade. For more info log on to: www.glendalecrossingfestival.com
The Pain To Change Chili Cook Off will be on Friday, October 23rd from Noon to 8p at the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Enter the chili cook off and win prizes, trophies, and BRAGGING RIGHTS! For more information contact Kimberly Winkfield at 270-839-8197.
Mill Creek Baptist church will be having a fund raiser concert for our local, state and international missions October 23rd at Nelson county high school with performing artist Big Daddy Weave, Citizens Way, Jason Gray.
Bardstown Middle School Speech & Drama Halloween 5K Run
Saturday, October 24, 2015 – 9:00AM Bardstown Middle School
The fundraiser proceeds will support the BMS Speech & Drama team to empower those students to recognize their potential and to realize their dreams. The future of these children is very important and it is our job as teachers and community leaders to enable them to pursue their dreams.
Early Registration, received by October 17, 2015.
$20 Ages 5 – 17 $25 Ages 18 – over
$25 Ages 5 – 17 $30 Ages 18 – over
Awards for Overall Finishers (Male & Female), 1st, 2nd, & 3rd in each racing category (male & female).
T-Shirt is guaranteed for pre-registration.
Wear your favorite Halloween Costume as you join our principal, Ryan Clark, who will be running dressed as the Bardstown Middle School Mummy by our 6th, 7th , 8th grade students.
Online registration is available:
The 2nd City of Radcliff Yard Sale will be Saturday, October 24th at the City Hall at 411 W. Lincoln Trail Blvd. Set up will start at 7a and sales start at 8a and end at 1p. No reservation is needed and no set up fee is charged. Vendors must provide their own table and chairs. Offsite parking is being provided by Cardinal Health directly across Freedoms Way from City Hall. Local vendors from our Farmers market will be joining the Community Yard Sale located in front of City Hall. For more information call the Colvin Community Center at 270-351-4079.
FALL FOLIAGE BENEFIT TRAIL RIDE on Saturday, OCTOBER 24th at Green River Lake State Park at 179 Park Office Rd, in Campbellsville. Here’s the schedule: Registration—8:00 AM, Trail Ride—10:00 AM, and Lunch—2:00 PM. A Silent Auction will follow lunch. The prices are as follows: $25 Pre-registration fee, includes lunch, ($35 Registration fee Day of Ride), T-Shirt/Hoodie Sales $10.00 / $25.00, Raffle Tickets $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. This ride is dedicated to raising the funds to acquire specialty equipment for Large Animal Emergency Rescue. All riders are encouraged to wear a helmet; Riders under 18 are required to wear a helmet. For more info contact Suzanne@HCMSAR.org or Rena@HCMSAR.org
Prayer Federation in concert on Saturday, October 24 at New Jerusalem SDA Church at 1226 South Wilson in Elizabethtown. Starts at 9:15am, service at 11am, and a meal after service. For more info call 270-352-2256.
North Hardin Health and Rehab Center will be hosting their first Fall Festival on Friday, October 30th from 6p-8:30p and we would like for everyone to bring the children to enjoy a night of games, food, etc. Tickets will have to be purchased for games and food. North Hardin Health and Rehab Center is located at 599 Rogersville Rd in Radcliff. For more info call 270-351-2999.
The 40th Annual FKSCC Holiday Bazaar will be held Nov 6-7 at the Saber & Quill on Fort Knox. Hours on the 6th are 11AM-7PM. Hours on the 7th are 10AM-4PM. Admission is $2. For more information, visit our Facebook page Fort Knox Spouses and Community Club or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hardin County History Museum invites you to their Fall Fundraiser on Saturday, November 7th from 6p-10p at the Historic State Theater. There will be the world premiere of “The Lincolns in Kentucky”, dinner, historic entertainment, live auction, silent auction, raffle, celebrity guests, meet and greet, and more. For more information call 270-763-8339, log on to hardinkyhistory.org, and like them on Facebook.
Military Recognition Service & FREE Lunch Sunday, NOV 8, 2015 @ 11am Stithton Baptist Church 95 Park Avenue Radcliff, KY 40160 In honor of all active duty and military veterans, Stithton Baptist Church will be hosting a Military Recognition Service on NOV 8th at 11am followed by a free catered meal. Families are encouraged to attend. Although not required, military personnel are encouraged to wear their uniforms. For more information, visit www.stithton.org or call 270-351-6055.