• Bourbon industry, Kentucky captured in book by Glendale photographer

    A Hardin County man combined his appreciation for one of Kentucky’s signature products with 30 years of photography experience. The result is a book called “The Kentucky Bourbon Experience.”

    “I’ve been drinking bourbon for years and had an interest in the bourbon industry,” Leon Howlett said.

    The Glendale resident began work on the book about two and a half years ago. It includes images from eight distilleries around Kentucky and a sense of the Bluegrass state.

  • Misfit pirates take the big screen

    In “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” a shipload of crazy pirates are on a mission for their captain, aptly named Pirate Captain, to win the Pirate of the Year Award. Along the way they have a hard time acquiring enough treasure for him to win until they meet a conniving scientist, Charles Darwin, who tricks them into thinking they will win treasure.

    Think “The Office” on the high seas and you might have a good idea of this crew.

  • 'Anything Goes' ... but audition first

    The Youth Theatre of Hardin County will hold auditions for its 41st production, “Anything Goes,” from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    Hardin County residents in grades sixth through 12th are eligible. A $35 membership fee and completed contract are required before the audition.

  • Faith told through fiction

    Ironically, sometimes faith and a love of science fiction can go hand and hand.

    C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, two giants of literature and faith, express their faith well in the form of fiction.

  • ECTC Spring Concert presents classic rock, classical music

    Rock ‘n’ roll classics ranging from The Beatles to Prince will share the stage with music by Mozart and choral gospels at a free concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    The Spring Concert, presented by the ECTC Fine Arts Committee, will be in the Morrison Gallery in the administration building. The ECTC Concert Band and the ECTC Choristers will perform during the concert.

  • Musical variety highlights PAC concert

    A concert that’s part of a series featuring country, classical, jazz, bluegrass and gospel music returns tonight to kick off its seventh season at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    Glen Rice, Family and Friends takes the stage at 7 p.m. at the PAC. Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

    A portion of proceeds will go to charitable causes.

  • Event celebrates a year of comedy at the Historic State Theater

    Comedians will take the stage Friday as a part of the one year anniversary of the comedy series presented at the Historic State Theater.

    “It has been a very successful year in comedy,” theater director Emily West said. “Elizabethtown certainly loves to laugh and we’ll keep the laughs coming in the future.”

    She mentioned familiar comedians who have appeared on the theater stage this year including Tom Mabe, Etta May and Mike Armstrong. Because Etta May was so successful, she will make an appearance again in November.

  • 'Lockout' is no knockout

    March and April usually produce a steady stream of mediocre films before the big summer movie season starts in May.

    These aren’t necessarily bad films, just something you’d rather rent or catch on television than pay to see in a theater.

    “Lockout” is one of those movies. It’s not totally bad but it’s not great.

  • Making a bucket-free list

    A couple of weekends ago I found myself in Madisonville in western Kentucky.

    As unlikely as it might seem, I was there to audition for an independent film, a psychological thriller by an area production company.

    That is not the crux of the story.

  • Free tours offered at Mammoth Cave

    National Park Week is April 21 through 29 and Mammoth Cave National Park is offering free tours.

    Visitors can pick up the free tickets at the visitor center ticket office before tour times. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. CDT Saturday and April 28, free self-guided Discovery tours are offered. The self-guided Discovery tour is a three-quarter mile tour lasting about 30 minutes.

    Sunday through Friday and April 29, the park offers free Mammoth Passage Tours at 9, 10 and 11:15 a.m. and 12:15, 1:15, 2:45 and 4:15 p.m. CDT.