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  • Run for a prize and walk for fun

    For eight years the Bluegrass Cellular Heartland Festival 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk has been a staple in festival events.

    The 5K will begin 7:30 a.m. Saturday the Bluegrass Cellular at 2902 Ring Road in Elizabethtown. The Fun Run/Walk will start five minutes later.

    Registration fees are $30 and proceeds go to local high school cross country teams and Greenspace. Participants can register until 7:15 a.m. the day of the race.

    Last year the race had 700 runners and walkers, Jescanta Lucas, Marketing Administrator with Bluegrass Cellular, said.

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  • Excuse them while they kiss the sky

    Music and the aroma of festival food might fill the air Saturday at Freeman Lake Park, but for a brief time, so will falling humans.

    Visitors to the Heartland Music Festival will look to the sky about 7 p.m. Saturday when skydivers descend on Freeman Lake Park.

    Jim Moore, owner of Skydive Kentucky, said between two and five skydivers from the group will participate in the event.

    Skydive Kentucky has another big event that day, he said.

  • Country ham breakfast kicks off Saturday festival events

    Country ham, eggs, biscuits and gravy, grits, fried apples, coffee and juice. If that sounds like a good way to kick off Saturday morning before Heartland Music Festival events, Pritchard Community Center is the place to be.

    For $7, visitors can grab a freshly made breakfast before watching a parade make its way from downtown Elizabethtown or cheering on a kayak race at Freeman Lake Park.

    “This is our major fundraiser of the year,” said Jim Sullivan, Hardin County AM Rotary Club president.

  • Family Fun

    In all the fun and festivities of the Heartland Music Festival, rides for the kids provide smiles, thrills and a dizzying good time.

    Geno Rides will provide the amusement rides for the festival for the 15th year. Popular rides from the past are returning for this year’s festivities.

    On Friday, there will be limited free rides available for kids while the concert is rockin’ farther down the lake.

  • Have canoe will paddle

    From novice to expert, there’s something for anyone who wants to paddle a canoe Saturday at the Heartland Music Festival.  

    Event organizer Larry Dattilo said the 17 races will vary in length, type and skill level.

    “It’s not very cutthroat but always fun to watch,” Dattilo said.

    The race brings out veterans as well as people who have never been in a canoe.

    “They always have a good time,” he said.

  • Wet and wild Water Ball

    Warning: you might get wet watching this event, Elizabethtown Fire Chief Mike Hulsey said of Water Ball.

    The event takes place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday during Heartland Music Festival events at Freeman Lake Park.

    Three-member teams of firemen are on identical water lines. A cable is stretched on telephone poles with a ball on the cable. The goal is to use the water to push the ball in the other direction. It’s like tug of war except with high pressure water hoses.

  • Dash of Class: Cherry cheese tarts and other great summer recipes

    This month I haven’t had as many requests for recipes as usual, but Debbie Williams did ask that I reprint my recipe for small cheesecakes. May has been grill out month, and I have a great recipe for grilled vegetables. We love to do our vegetables that way.

    I know we are all looking for a way to cut calories and make the food we eat healthier. The pork tenderloin recipe helps you burn calories. Because pork is chewier than other meat cuts, you actually burn more calories while you chew. Hey, every bit helps. That is exactly what the magazine article said.

  • Arghhh...the pirates are back.

    Jack Sparrow, sorry, Captain Jack Sparrow, is back pirating the Caribbean for the fourth time in Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” This time the trip is a bit different.

    There are only three major returning characters from the first three films, and a monkey. Sparrow’s beloved Black Pearl is also missing from this adventure.

  • Warning: Read at your own risk, a reality of aging may follow

    I was living my life, oblivious to a reality I didn’t want to face. I went through daily life happily in the dark about a milestone that was happening without my knowledge.

    This was until this season’s “Dancing with the Stars” and my friend Madge posted a fact I would have rather not known as her Facebook status.

    In November, Ralph Macchio turns 50. What? It can’t be.

    Then the reality set in. It was undeniable. The people in the posters lining my walls in the 1980s are now getting old.