• Auditions scheduled at the HCP for ‘The Miracle Worker’

    The Hardin County Playhouse is auditioning for the dramatic play “The Miracle Worker.”

    The play is based on Helen Keller’s autobiography. Keller was blind, deaf and mute and her parents hired Anne Sullivan to be her teacher. By learning discipline, Keller eventually was able to communicate through Sullivan’s help.

  • Who lives in a pineapple under the sea...

    The first question that pops to mind when watching “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” is: Why is Antonio Banderas (“The Expendables 3”) in a SpongeBob movie?

    The second question must be: Why you are sitting through a SpongeBob movie? Maybe that should have been the first question.

  • Accessing the reality of four decades

    If we are all being honest, life doesn’t always turn out the way we expect it.

    Last year, I turned 40. It’s taken this long just say those words out loud.

    Turning that particular age was hard for me. There were a long list of things I wanted to accomplish before I was 40 that never happened. And a few things happened that I didn’t see coming.

  • Old Hollywood is on stage in 'Moonlight and Magnolias'

    There are many infamous stories of old Hollywood in movie lore.

    “Moonlight and Magnolias” offers background to the creation of the script of “Gone With the Wind.” The play adds humor to the crafting of one of Hollywood’s most famous screenplays.

  • Bad writing leads to a poor comedy

    A movie filled with big-name stars should automatically be good, right? Not necessarily.

    Case in point, “Mortdecai.”

    The film stars Hollywood heavyweights Johnny Depp (“Into the Woods”) and Gwyneth Paltrow (“Iron Man 3”) but the movie falls flat.

  • Our house is a home which means watch where you step

    I can describe my home in two words: lived in.

    My husband and I have four children and prefer to spend time laughing rather than worrying about prints on the front door. Because of that, I need visitors to understand.

  • Morrison Art Gallery hosts Paducah school exhibition

    The Morrison Art Gallery at Elizabethtown Community and Tech-nical College is hosting a Paducah School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition.

    Located in the James S. Owen Building, Room 102, the Morrison Art Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. The exhibit runs through Feb. 5.

  • Bradley Cooper gives the performance of his life in 'American Sniper'

    The crowd sat in silence at the end of the film and exited quietly in reverence of what they just saw.

    This is the description of what many theatergoers are experiencing when they see “American Sniper.”

    Packed theaters are breaking box office records for a drama and the film has earned six Academy Award nominations.

  • Theater group seeks revival of Horse Cave Theatre

    In 2012, Horse Cave Thea­tre — by then known as Kentucky Repertory Theatre — closed.

    Now a group is working toward a revival of the playhouse under its original name and are asking for help to open the curtains once again.

    “It can be brought back,” said Ken Hailey, artistic director of Kentucky Stage(s).

  • Jill McIntyre teaches art in and out of the classroom

    The love of art and teaching have taken Jill McIntyre’s artistic endeavors in a new direction.

    She’s always loved art, but had no formal training. Nine years ago, she became the art teacher at Lincoln Trail Elementary School and began researching all types of art to improve her craft and to teach it to the children.