• Central Hardin grad gains 'Access' to rock

    Former Cecilia resident and 2011 Central Hardin High School graduate Joey D’Amico recently returned to Hardin County after living in Nashville, and he’s ready to rock.

    As bass guitarist for Ready Access, a pop/punk rock band that formed about a year ago, D’Amico will perform Saturday at ZoZo’s Bar & Grill along with other area bands. The show begins at 9 p.m.

    D’Amico is no stranger to performing music.

  • The Barbarians are coming

    It seems barbarians invaded parts of Meade and Hardin counties. But have no fear, it’s a film crew shooting the “Brothers Barbarian” Web series.

    The crew recently shot season two of the series in places such as Doe Run Inn and Saunders Springs.

    “The first season was pushed out through YouTube, Blip TV and several other channels,” said Tim Gooch, co-creator, director and co-star.

    Total views were approaching 100,000 as of this week.

  • Best-selling author to visit Fort Knox library today

    Jen Lancaster, a New York Times bestselling author, appears at 6:30 p.m. today at Barr Memorial Library in Fort Knox.

    Lancaster has sold more than 1 million books including “Bitter is the New Black,” “Such a Pretty Fat,” “Pretty in Plaid” and “My Fair Lazy.”

    Other works by Lancaster include the novel “If You Were Here” and the memoir “Jeneration X.”

  • Does Kevin James' new comedy bring the boom?

    “Here Comes the Boom”
    Rated PG for bouts of MMA sports violence, some rude humor and language.
    Runtime: 105 minutes
    Release date: Oct. 12
    Rating: Not great but not bad


    After suffering through “Paul Blart Mall Cop” a few years ago, I wasn’t thrilled about seeing “Here Comes the Boom,” expecting the same level of stupidity.

    When I left the movie I was surprised, but only slightly.

  • The loss of an amazing man

    A little girl often thinks her daddy is the most amazing man on the planet. She looks to him for advice, protection, guidance and what team to follow in sports.

    My dad was the most amazing man on the planet. He was the strongest man I ever knew in both physical strength and in his faith.

    I lost him this month to a farming accident. I cannot even explain the hole his absence has left but I can tell you a little bit about the man I called Daddy.

  • HCP seeks large cast for 'Joseph'

    Hardin County Playhouse will hold auditions for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Rock, calypso, country and Broadway-style numbers are included in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on the Bible story of Joseph of Canaan.

    Participants will be asked to sing a short selection of a song from the show. All materials are provided and advance preparation is not required.

  • Christian artists bring acoustic show to E'town

    Two standouts in Christian contemporary music will bring an acoustic show to The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown tonight.

    An Acoustic Evening with Jason Gray and Todd Agnew Tour launched in September, said spokeswoman Janet Bozeman.

    “Not only is it going to be great musically … it is going to be so entertaining,” she said, noting both musicians have a flair for comedy.

  • State Theater shows ‘The Ghost and Mr. Chicken’

    The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown will offer a family-friendly entertainment option for the Halloween season Friday and Saturday with “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.”

  • Finding the treats in the not-so-scary Halloween season

    The zombies are coming.

    Really. The zombies are coming.

    As I wrote in a column not long ago, it is getting to be that time of year. You know, autumn and the Halloween season.

    And this Saturday downtown Elizabethtown is being taken over by zombies.

    Dancing zombies, no less.

    OK, so maybe not all the zombies will be dancing, but at least some of them will.

  • Excitement, community involvement part of appeal of flash mobs

    At any given moment in any given location around the world, groups of men, women and children might spontaneously begin dancing in a synchronized routine.