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  • Jason Michael Carroll concert to benefit SpringHaven

    Country music artist Jason Michael Carroll hits the stage Saturday at the Historic State Theater for a good cause: SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program.

    Carroll was discovered in a talent competition in 2004 and signed to a record label in 2006 with his debut album, “Waitin’ in the Country.” His hits include “Alyssa Lies,” “Livin’ Our Love Song” and “I Can Sleep when I’m Dead.”

  • Puppy poses problem to chew on

    This winter’s snow and ice might have created headaches for a lot of people, but to my puppy, Zorro, they are just more things to chew on.

    Literally.

    Try as we might, my significant other, Rebecca Ricks, and I have not been able to dissuade the tiny Pomeranian from chewing on anything and everything.

    It really doesn’t matter what he finds to chew on. Paper towels, clothes, furniture, receipts, blankets, carpets, our other dog, Tybalt; it’s all the same to him.

  • And the Academy Award goes to ...

    Hollywood will be in all its glitz and glamour Sunday night for the 86th Academy Awards.

    For a movie nerd, picking the Oscar-winning film is like picking the winning Super Bowl team. Because many of this year’s nominated films are small releases, you might have missed them in theaters.

  • A celebrity nerd doing good for others

    Why is it all we see about people in Hollywood on the nightly news is all the bad things they do, as if only bad news should be shared.

    Occasionally, there is good news to share.

    Last week, one celebrity stepped in with his Converse tennis shoes and gave us all an example of kindness, which seems to be the norm for him.

    Zachary Levi, known for his title role on television’s “Chuck” and the voice of Flynn Rider in “Tangled,” responded in the Twitterverse in a heartwarming manner to a young lady’s Tumblr post.

  • Local gallery exhibits 'Dreamers'

    Two area artists are included in an exhibit underway until March 2 at Wild Earth Gallery & Gifts in Elizabethtown.

    Titled “The Dreamers,” the exhibit features works by Elizabethtown artist Sherry Pearl and Buffalo artist Amber Gardner. Also featured are Louisville artists Kimberly Carroll-Raber and Judith Egerton.

    The exhibit is open to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

    Wild Earth Gallery & Gifts is at 110 N. Main St.

  • Local church organization hosts free movie showing

    Severns Valley Baptist Church’s Celebrate Recovery program is sponsoring a free movie at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown. “Home Run” (PG-13) shows at 7 p.m. today.

    The movie is the story of Cory Brand, a Major League Baseball player whose life has spun out of control. Brand goes back to his hometown to deal with his substance abuse issues and for rehabilitation while coaching a local little league team.

  • Georgette Jones takes audiences back with her parents' music

    Georgette Jones will pay tribute to her legendary parents, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, on Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The tribute concert will feature Jones and her band performing famous songs from both her parents.

    Jones said she took great care by watching many DVDs of her mom in concert to create a show that would be something like Wynette would have performed.

    It’s important to Jones to be able to create this type of concert in tribute to her parents.

  • We need a break, not a judge

    You never know a stranger’s story.

    Every day, we come in contact with too many people to count. We line up behind them in stores, pass them on the roads, deal with them at work. You don’t think about it often, but every one of them has a life to run. Every one of them has strengths and challenges. Some have chronic burdens and some are just having a bad day.

  • 'RoboCop' more like RoboSnooze

    “RoboCop”
    Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action including frenetic gun violence throughout, brief strong language, sensuality and some drug material.
    Release date: Feb. 12
    Runtime: 108 minutes
    Rating: It’s a snoozer

    There are many movies from the 1980s that people look back on with fond memories. Some of these movies make interesting remakes. Some should be left alone.

    “RoboCop” should have been left alone.

  • Barnes & Noble to host author Northington

    Former University of Kentucky football player Nathaniel Northington will sign copies of his book from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Elizabethtown.

    Northington’s book “Still Running, the Autobiography of Kentucky’s Nate Northington, the First African American Football Player in the Southeastern Conference,” will be on sale during the signing.

    The book chronicles Northington’s beginnings and his life as the first black football player in an SEC football game in 1967.