• Peppino D'Agostino, 'a guitarist’s guitarist'

    The News-Enterprise

    Italian-born guitarist Peppino D'Agostino will be featured Saturday as a part of Trinity Music Productions Guitar Masters Series 11.

    After moving to America, D'Agostino lived in California for many years and performs around the world. He’s not only a guitarist but also a composer, singer, teacher, entertainer, arranger and collaborator. He often sings in both English and Italian.

  • His majesty's birthday

    The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is described by the American Kennel Club as “low-set, strong, sturdily built and active, giving an impression of substance and stamina in a small space.”

    Their height is between 10 and 12 inches and they don’t have much of a tail.

    The AKC goes on to say their outlook is bold but kindly, the expression is intelligent and interested and the Corgi is never shy or vicious.

  • Dash of Class: Dessert recipes

    Here we are again at the end of the month and I have several recipes for you that have been submitted or requested.

    The first is a recipe that Maxine Shanks, previously named One of Hardin County’s Finest Cooks, entered as a Valentine dessert and that it is. New York cheesecake is also a wonderful dessert you could make all year round. Thanks Maxine for sending this recipe.

    Red Velvet Cake is another popular Valentine dessert that is good the whole year.

  • "The Birds" revisited


    In the past few weeks I’ve been thinking about Alfred Hitchcock.

    Not Alfie, per se, but one of the movies he directed. (No, not “Psycho,” which, I guess, is something to be thankful for.)

    It was “The Birds” that came to mind.

  • Radcliff Christian musician is one-man band



    For Radcliff musician Tom Chatoney, creating music has a higher purpose than entertainment.

    After writing his first song for his then-girlfriend for her 16th birthday, most of Chatoney’s other song writing experiences have had a single purpose.

    “Except for the songs I’ve written for her, my mom and dad, and my son, all of my songs have been written for the glory of the Lord,” Chatoney said.

  • Dulcimer build and play event begins this week

    The News-Enterprise

    Children will get the opportunity to build, learn to play and take home a mountain dulcimer thanks to The Music & Arts Center of Cultural Learning and a grant from Very Special Arts of Kentucky.

    The Music & Arts Center of Cultural Learning in Elizabethtown will host the event at 6 p.m. March 3 with a construction session at which the instrument is built. Director Victor Collins said the event will include a performance by the Heartland Dulcimer Club.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Dump recipes


    Barbara Watkins of Bonnieville sent me several recipes recently that you’re going to really enjoy. I’m featuring two of them today.

    Barbara says she does like Jerianne Strange does – cooks up lots of hamburger at a time and freezes it for use later. Barbara got the tip from her daughter years ago. She buys hamburger when it’s on sale, cooks it with onion, then drains it in a colander and rinses it in hot water to get rid of the extra fat. She then puts it in one-pound bags and freezes it.

  • Elizabethtown actor lands role in Cincinnati production


    Central Hardin High School graduate and Northern Kentucky University senior Jimmy Houlihan has found out it’s a jungle out there, but that’s a good thing in this case.

    The Elizabethtown actor is featured in “Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS,” a production by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.

  • Cecilia author publishes second book


    Cecilia author Dan Lee has published his second book, “The L&N Railroad in the Civil War: A Vital North-South Link and the Struggle to Control It.”

    The non-fiction book was published by McFarland and Company Inc. and recounts the military events along the L&N from 1861 through 1865. Among those events included are the creation of Camp Nevin near Glendale and John Hunt Morgan’s 1862 Christmas raid against the railroad trestles on Muldraugh Hill.

  • Former American Idol finalists to perform at the PAC

    Devoted “American Idol” fans might remember the names Gina Glockson, David Hernandez, Lakisha Jones and Michael Sarver. They are all top 12 finalists on previous seasons of “American Idol” and will appear in the show “American Idol Stars” in Elizabethtown.