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—Nationally, more than 41 million children will be out trick-or-treating between October 25 - 31.Here are some facts to help make families more aware of Halloween Hazards and help keep trick-or-treaters safe. Risk #1 Pedestrian-Car Collisions: Child pedestrians are four times more likely to be killed on Halloween than on any other evening of the year. Parents need to accompany children, make sure they are visible, and model safe pedestrian behaviors themselves. Risk #2 Non-Intersection Crossings: Well over half of the Halloween pedestrian fatalities involving children occur at non-intersections, suggesting that mid-block crossings, darting out from between parked cars and other unexpected crossing behaviors may have contributed to their deaths. Risk #3 Drunk Driving: Drunk driving over Halloween has surpassed drunk driving on New Year's. On Halloween night in 2010, 41% of all highway fatalities were alcohol-related. Alternatives to Impaired Driving: • If you have consumed alcohol at a Halloween Party, find a sober driver for a safe ride home. Call a cab or a friend for a ride or sleep it off where you are. • If you are hosting a Halloween Party, make sure to take keys at the door and have sober designated drivers available. Be sure to provide nonalcohol drinks as well. Remember: “Friends don’t let friends drive drunk.” Risk #4 Falls: Falls are one of the leading causes of injury on Halloween night. While it is important to make sure costumes are "fall-proof," it is also important to clear walkways, yards and driveways of tripping hazards in advance and to carry a flashlight. Risk #5 Burns and Eye Injuries: Medical professionals cite an increase in eye and burn-related injuries on Halloween night. Paying attention to children's costumes, using face paint instead of masks and using "soft" toy weapons can help reduce these risks. I encourage everyone to have a “safe” and Happy Halloween! Kathy Barnett, Senior Editor Page 4

The air is nippy and the leaves are turning to their beautiful fall colors. So it’s time to take the whole family on one last weekend getaway before the winter. See page 5 for road trip tips.

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October, 2013

Places to Go:

ELIZABETHTOWN - The second annual Elizabethtown Zombie Fest hosted by Sugar Fashion Cakes in conjunction with Second Saturday will be held in Downtown Elizabethtown October 12, 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. This family friendly event will also feature games, contests, a parade and live music

by Bloody Ridge Rum Runners and Stone the Crow. Admission is FREE to the public. All visitors are encouraged to dress up and participate in the Zombie Walk. There will also be a costume contest for adults, children, and pets. Costume contest entries are $5 each. Sign up for

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the entries will be from 5-6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for scariest, funniest and most original as well as overall. There will be a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds of this event will benefit the Elizabethtown Heritage Council. Food vendors will also offer their goodies. Visit for more information. October, 2013

Things to Do...

View the Natural Bridge by Moonlight SLADE - Everyone is invited to visit the Natural Bridge State Resort Park on Oct. 18-19 for the special one-time event: “Natural Bridge by Moonlight�. Guests will be able to ride the sky lift and view the Natural Bridge at night. Beginning both evenings at 7 p.m., guests can purchase roundtrip sky lift tickets for only $15 ($10 for ages 4-12) and ascend more than 400 feet on a 10 minute sky lift ride to an arch to enjoy a full moonlit view of the Natural Bridge, Lookout Point, and the valley surrounding the Middle Fork of the Red River. The trails normally close at dusk throughout the year, but on these October, 2013

two nights only, visitors will have the opportunity to ride the sky lift and take in the sights and scenery until 10 p.m. Laurel Ridge Trail leads guests from the sky lift to Natural Bridge. No hiking will be permitted on other trails (including the path that leads below the arch). Although Laurel Ridge Trail will be dimly lit due to the brightness of the moon (if weather permits), participants should also bring flashlights to assist them while walking. All participants must board the sky lift and be on their descent by 10 p.m. Guests should call ahead (800)325-1710 in case of bad weather.

They will also be selling burgers and hot dogs from the grill and you can choose to enjoy a round of glow- in-the-dark mini-golf for $5 per round per person. Natural Bridge State Resort Park is home to one of the larger natural arches in the state and is surrounded by Daniel Boone National Forest. Natural Bridge offers lodging, cottages, a restaurant and campground accommodations. Hiking trails and other recreational opportunities are available. For more information call 1-800-325-1710 or visit rtparks/nbShannon@BridalBlissCl Page 07


Don't forget to "bring your gears!" Oct 5 - 6/LEXINGTON - because there is no where to go Dedicated to bringing you divine but up! For more information, call experiences, from the mystical 970-270-5573 or visit www.sadie metaphysical to that healing feel- ing! Have you been wanting to VERMEER AND MUSIC learn more about the law of attraction, how astrology works, or THE ART OF LOVE AND ... which gemstones are right for Oct. 10/FRANKFORT - 7:30 you? Classes and seminars are 9:30 p.m. at the Grand Theatre included FREE with the price of Frankfort. A major exhibition on admission at the Heritage Johnnes Vermeer, painter of the Ballroom. Open 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Girl with a Pearl Earring. This will Tickets are $7 single day $10 be the central theme of this ambiweekend. Kids under 16 admitted tious exhibition and uncovers how Free with a paying adult. Call 859- his technique and materials affect233-3535 or visit www.innerlight ed his works. For more tion, call 502-352-7469 or visit


Oct 6/LEXINGTON - On Southland Drive you can purchase home grown vegetables, herbs and spices, honey, beeswax, candles, body care products, organic products, eggs and meats. Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 859-608-2655 or visit


Oct 12/SADIEVILLE - On Main Street, Join people of all ages for the 2nd annual event. With distances of 22, 37, 60 miles and this year we are adding 100 mile distance! You'll experience the scenery of Sadieville and the areas around this great little town that makes it so unique and so important to the history of Scott County KY. The pre-registration fee is $30 and $40 the day of the event which includes a Chili Cook-off lunch and drinks. Come enjoy the fun! Page 06


OCT. 11-13/RICHMOND Noon 3 p.m. at Ft. Boonesborough State Park. Vintage cars from across North America will be exhibited in the main park The cost for show cars will be $20. Admission for spectators is $2 per person or $5 for a car load.


OCT. 11-12/INEZ - Held at the Martin County Courthouse. Food & information Booths Open Friday; Quilt Show Saturday Inflatables, Mechanical Bull Rides, Cake Walks, Games and Hayrides, Live entertainment. A Harvest Fest Bake off at is at noon Saturday as well as a chili cook off. The parade will follow at 3 p.m. For more information, call

6062982807 or visit online at www. wanis.


Oct. 26/CRESTWOOD - Dell’s annual comunity Halloween Festival from 11 a.m. - 2 pm featuring Mr. Magic 2- 3 p.m'. Fun and fright-free Halloween affair offered in collaboration with the Oldham County Public Library. Kids can enjoy trick-ortreating along the Trail-o-Treats – dozens of local merchants in costumes and decorated booths around the gardens. Hay rides for all and a performance by the incomparable Mr. Magic make for a great day. Bring a pumpkin decorated to look like your favorite character from a book and enter it in the Book-O-Lantern contest! NO TICKET NEEDED! Free admission for all; parking $5/carload. For more information, call 502-241-4788.

GLENDALE CROSSING FESTIVAL OCT 19/GLENDALE - 8 a.m. 5 pm. in the downtown area. Hosting roughly 500 art, craft and food booths. A parade features a huge assortment of floats, cars, old tractors and everything else that makes a parade special at 10 a.m. starting on Main Street. For more information, call 270-369-6188 or visit October, 2013

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Places to go, things to do, people to see in Kentucky including Halloween events, Fall road trips, and Bluegrass concerts