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  • Hardin County Farmers' Market

    October 8, 2022
    7:00 am - 12:00 pm


    Voted the best Farmers Market in Kentucky by Kentucky Living. Enjoy shopping Fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, baked goods, jams & jellies and other delicious farm fresh items. The Hardin County Farmers' Market, 200 Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown. Every Saturday until November 5, 7:00 am to 12:30 pm.

  • Food Pantry

    October 8, 2022
    8:00 am - 10:00 am


    Food Pantry is part of the community outreach at Memorial United Methodist Church. They acquire donated food and USDA commodity distribution (government provided). Food Pantry takes place the Second Saturday of each month from 8 AM until 10 AM to distribute. We cherish volunteers of all ages from Pre-School to Seniors. We have a place for everyone!

    Recipient Requirements: At our Food Pantry we provide two types of food boxes, a Memorial Box and a USDA box.

    • Memorial Box: There are no restrictions or requirements in order for you to receive a Memorial Box. All persons who come to the Food Pantry and ask for a box are eligible for a Memorial box regardless of your income or where you live.
    • USDA box: In order to receive a USDA box you must meet certain requirements. USDA distribution requirements include residency in Southern Hardin County and income requirements presented at the door.

    Volunteer Requirements

    NONE! Everyone is welcome to come volunteer to serve others in our community. (Pre-School - Seniors)

    Volunteer Opportunities with the Food Pantry

    • Second Friday of each month from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM for set up
    • Second Saturday of each month from 7:30 AM until 10:00 AM to distribute food

    Food Pantry Ministry Director: Jerry Stith, (270) 401-4419

  • Tails & Tatas

    October 8, 2022
    8:00 am - 8:00 am


    The Tails & TaTas Breast Cancer Awareness 5k Run/Walk in partnership with Swope Family of Dealerships will be held in a hybrid format allowing both virtual and in-person participation. The start/finish line for the dog-friendly run will begin at the Swope Toyota Dealership and wind through Freeman Lake Park. We have also added a 1-mile fun run for 12 and under group. As in the past 6 years, all funds will be given to the Baptist Health Foundation Hardin.

    For the 5k Run - Awards will be given for the overall 1st place finisher male & female runners. Medals will be presented to the first place winners in each category. For the 1 mile fun run - Awards will be given for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place male & female runners. Everyone else will be presented a participation medal.

    Remember this is a dog-friendly run/walk with 3 costume contests: cutest dog, best costume, and dog/owner look-a-like held 30 minutes prior to the start of the run/walk.

    Be sure to follow us for more information and updates on Facebook – Tails & Tatas Breast Cancer Awareness 5k Run/Walk and on Instagram - tailasandtatastk

  • Anniversary Ribbon Cutting

    October 8, 2022
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm


    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park Knob Creek Tavern One-Year Anniversary Ribbon Cutting event is scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2022. A Bluegrass Concert and annual Fall Night Sky Program are also included in this year’s activities leading up to the main event.  All events are free and open to the public.  

    “Fall is the time when we bring in the harvest and express our gratitude for gifts given. One of those gifts given by members of this community to the nation, was the preservation of Lincoln’s Kentucky Boyhood Home at Knob Creek. On October 8th we will celebrate the great Lincoln story and Kentucky’s opening chapters that sowed the seeds of his greatness. I hope you will join us for an exciting celebration at the farm,” said Catherine Bragaw, park Superintendent.

    Please see the following schedule of events for the Knob Creek Tavern One Year Anniversary Ribbon Cutting Event below. All times listed are on Eastern Standard Time.

    Thursday, October 6, 2022: A Celebration of the Bluegrass

    6:00 pm - Bluegrass Concert at the Knob Creek Tavern by One Lane Bridge.
    Visitors are encouraged to bring their own blankets and folding chairs. Concert will be held under a big tent top.

    Friday, October 7, 2022: A Starry, Starry Night
    8:00 pm – Fall Night Sky Program at Knob Creek with Dr. Mark Pitts.

    Saturday, October 8, 2022 Welcome Home - The Knob Creek Tavern Grand Ribbon Cutting and One Year Anniversary!

    Sign Language Interpreters from the Northern Kentucky School for the Deaf are supported by the Lincoln Museum through a grant from the KY Humanities Council.

    10:00 am  - Knob Creek Tavern Visitors Center is open to the public (ongoing).

    10:00 am - Capture YOUR Memories of a Place. What are YOUR recollections of the Knob Creek Place?  Do you remember visiting the Tavern as a child?  Do you remember playing in the creek and walking the fields?  We want to hear about it.  Throughout the day, please visit the “Tent of Memories” as we collect your stories through voice recordings or writings. Photos, old memorabilia and family artifacts are encouraged and will be photographed for the historical record.  Services done by Family Tree Nuts.

    10:00 am - Art in the Park! Express your creative side with a drawing or painting of the Knob Creek Farm and pin on the provided clothesline to share with visitors.  Your participation in this activity will help create a “revolving” art display for visitors to see throughout the day.

    10:30 am - Flag Raising Ceremony by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vine Grove Chapter, under Commander Kathi McElroy.

    11:00 am - Grandpa Jones: Country Music and Comic. Kentucky Humanities Kentucky Chautauqua Presentation featuring a Grandpa Jones portrayal by David Hurt. You won’t want to miss this chance to see history and music come to life as “Grandpa Jones” returns to perform at the Knob Creek Tavern!

    11:00 am - The Raptor Rehab of Kentucky! Come met birds of prey and have an up-close encounter with these amazing animals! Event will be ongoing until 3 pm.

    11:30 am - Fitness Walk or Run to the Knob Creek Overlook. Participants choice of activity level as one group will run to the Overlook and the second group will walk/hike this moderately challenging trail.

    11:00 am - “The Living Farm” -Living history frontier life demonstrations by living historians include hearth cooking, blacksmithing and Lincoln too! Features Eric Johnson, well known historian and blacksmith.  

    12:00 pm - “The Natural World- The Flora and Fauna of Knob Creek Tour” Naturalist Mr. Robert Bean, Kentucky State Forester will explore the wonders of the Lincoln farm. One hour.

    12:30 pm – An American Music Hall with One Lane Bridge.

    1:30 pm - Knob Creek Tavern Visitor Center Ribbon Cutting and 1st Anniversary Ceremony.

    2:30 pm – An American Music Hall with One Lane Bridge.    

    3:30 pm - Readings of Change. Students will share works inspired by Lincoln’s life commitment to freedom and equality.

    3:55 pm  - Farewell from President Lincoln.

    4: 00 pm - Knob Creek Unit closes.

    The National Park Service will staff the renovated tavern on weekends only during the months of September and October from 10-00 a.m. to 4-00 p.m. (ET).  

    For more information about the event, visit the park’s Facebook page at or visit the park’s website at Any delay or cancellation of the event due to severe weather will be posted on our Facebook page.  

  • Marine Corps Membership Drive

    October 8, 2022
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


    Marine Corps League Perry Braden Detachment #402 MemberMembership Drive Second Saturday of every month for 2022.  We meet 6-7 pm for business with a light mealserved at 5:30 at Bright Side Subdivision: 324 Emmaus Circle  Etown 42701.

    RSVP to USMC Sister Georgie 502-619-3197

  • Celebrate Recovery

    October 10, 2022
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


    Everyone has struggles. No one is immune. We struggle with hurts from our past and our present. We have tons of regrets and bad decisions that we wish we could go back and change. Most of those regrets and bad decision are tied to relationships which have become broken. We wish we could repair all of those broken relationships. Add to this, we have a sinful past that we have tried to run from. All of this weighs us down and we have a tendency to develop destructive habits. These can be addictive behaviors, avoidance, depression, fear, anxiety, worry, risky behaviors and a host of other hang-ups that keep us from healthy relationships. We wish we could fix ourselves, but we can’t. Others have tried to fix us, but they can’t. What can we do? Where can we turn?

    When we get to that low point of hopelessness, CELEBRATE RECOVERY E’TOWN is where you want to go. CR (Celebrate Recovery) is a Christ-centered, biblically based recovery ministry that will point you to the HELP, HEALING and HOPE for which you’ve been looking but have not found. You will find the healing God has been trying to show you for so long in the 8 Recovery Principles and the 12 Biblical Steps to recovery in your life. God wants you to experience His grace and the encouragement of others who have successfully walked the road to recovery in their lives. We will walk with you on your road away from the hurts, hang-ups and habits of your lives and into healthier godly relationships with other believers in Jesus. Come and join us at Celebrate Recovery E’town.

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