• Elizabethtown woman returns to art that breaks rules

    Among the inspirations for the subject matter for Elizabethtown artist Sherry Pearl are her childhood and a children’s story.

    But Pearl did not arrive at her style of whimsical art through any particular course of study.

    In fact, she got there despite her studies in art.

    “I got so hung up on the rules, so one day I said, ‘Forget the rules,’” Pearl said.

    Using bright acrylic paints, the artist creates scenes focused primarily on people.

  • A melancholy telling of classic literature

    “Jane Eyre” didn't show in Hardin County theaters when it was released in March, but now is available for rental. With the story’s stong longtime following, it’s likely up for consideration in many home theaters.

    Based on the novel written in 1847 by Charlotte Bronte, the film chronicles Eyre’s time in a mysterious home and her strange relationship with its owner, Mr. Rochester.

  • Take a trip back to 1865

    “The Conspirator” was not shown in Elizabethtown on original release in April but was released for rental last week. Because of its portrayal of a historical figure connected to Elizabethtown, Judge Joseph Holt, I thought it would be interesting to review.

    The film is the debut for the American Film Company. Its aim is to produce movies from true events in America’s past, making films in coordination with historians to accurately represent the time period and historical events they represent.

  • The Best: The 'good stuff' of life

    Whenever my sisters and I get together, we talk about the wonderful times we had growing up, and we always end up talking about the great food our mom would make. One of the most unusual things she made was something she called “Good Stuff,” and she always served it with green beans. She never used a recipe, she just chopped up tomatoes and onions with some other ingredients. For years I’ve been trying to figure out what those other ingredients were so I could make Good Stuff.

  • Dash of Class: A round up of favorites

    Here we are at the end of the month and I have several recipes that were either given to me or requested of me. Remember, you can request a recipe that you have lost or one you have always wanted to try or you can share one of your favorites. I know you have some recipes that everyone asks for every time you take it to a family reunion, church pot luck or any gathering where favorites are served. Hopefully, you will want to add one of these to your favorites.

  • Loved one realizing dream is dream for both

    So my girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks, has been turning a dream into reality.

    On July 4 she officially leased space in downtown Elizabethtown for her business, Moonlight Serenity Body Products — that might seem like an overt plug, but, really, I tried writing it without mentioning the name, and I could hear readers asking, “Why didn’t he mention the name of the business?” — a line of homemade lotions and soaps.

    Yeah, the date was a symbolic one. You know, Independence Day, and all that.

  • Rapper's music includes messages

    FOR MORE: To listen to music by Radcliff native and rapper Alexander Lane find him at www.reverbnation.com/#!/alexanderlane.



    When he was in the eighth grade, Radcliff native Alexander Lane began hanging out with classmates who enjoyed rap music.

    “One of the major things they were doing was freestyle,” Lane recalled.

  • Come Together



    Jeff Everman started writing song lyrics about five years ago but doesn’t sing or play an instrument. He’s been thinking about getting something together where Christian lyricists, musicians and vocalists could get together and help each other.

    He started looking around for such a group but couldn’t find one that met in the area. Earlier this year he decided to give the idea a whirl. In February the idea became a monthly gathering called Come Together.

  • Ruth Redel Poetry Contest taking entries

    A contest organized by the “The Heartland Review” is calling on poets.

    The Ruth Redel Poetry Contest is now taking submissions. Deadline for submissions is Sept. 6 and the entry fee is $5 for the first poem and $1 for each additional submission. All contributions are tax deductible and checks can be made out to “The Heartland Review.”

    Winners will be awarded $250 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place. Winners and finalists will be published in the fall 2011 issue of “The Heartland Review.”

  • Will audiences hail Caesar in the 'Planet of the Apes' prequel?

    There’s been a lot of buzz among critics about “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”

    The prequel had an emotional aspect the original films lacked but by end it appeared the filmmakers have lost all hope in humanity. If you fall into the premise of the film, you believe humanity is evil and the apes are the heroes. Granted, humanity has its problems but the answer is not annihilation by a deadly disease so apes take over.
    But back to the film.