• Pink slips hit close to home again

    A friend was laid off this month. Unfortunately, he’s added to a long list of friends and relatives who have become economic casualties.

    It’s so sad to see someone who made work their life have that work taken away. You’re troubled, wondering if they have their own safety net. But you’re encouraged, too, counting their skills and connections.

    You hope, too, they aren’t too proud for what’s coming. An unemployment office is a humbling place.

  • The adventure is ‘Back’ at the State Theater this weekend

    The year was 1985. A movie was released that made most teens want to wear a blue jean jacket, learn to skateboard and pledge to own a DeLorean when they grew up.

    That movie was “Back to the Future.” A teenager time travels with the help of a wild-haired scientist to find out a few things he didn’t know about his parents and learn time can be rewritten.

    Elizabethtown moviegoers have a chance to see this adventure and its sequels this weekend as the Historic State Theater celebrates the 1980s.

  • Review: No trouble with this 'Curve'

    “Trouble with the Curve”
    Rated PG-13 for language, sexual references, some thematic material and smoking
    Runtime: 111 minutes
    Release date: Sept. 21
    Rating: One of the best this year

    Sometimes a movie is more than a movie. It can bring back fond memories or create new ones.

  • Like the leaves, columnist's thoughts are turning

    It’s getting to be that time of year again.

    You know what I mean: The days have cooled off, the leaves are changing colors and thoughts are turning to things that go bump in the night.

    OK, not everyone’s thoughts are turning to that direction. But that’s the case for many.

    And in the field of paranormal investigation things generally pick up about this time.

    This area is no exception.

  • Masonic Lodge screens idie horror film, offers paranormal investigation

    For those brave souls who are not intimidated by things that go bump in the night, Morrison Masonic Lodge in Elizabethtown offers a special event Saturday night.

  • Organist Faulkner to play Campbellsville University

    Elizabethtown organist Kevin Faulkner will be the first performer of the annual Noon Organ Recital Series at Campbellsville University.

    The series features several organists. Two are from Elizabethtown.

  • HCP presents important 'Project'

    Looming behind the 10 chairs on stage, like a shadowy backdrop, crisscrossed pieces of lumber support longer planks that represent a split-rail fence.

    Like the 1998 incident that spurred the creation of “The Laramie Project,” the fence is not the focal point but rather the foundation for something larger.

    “The Laramie Project,” the latest production being performed by Hardin County Playhouse, examines the Wyoming town where Matthew Shepard was murdered rather than the murder itself.

  • Brian Young Band nabs headlining gig at the State

    Local group The Brian Young Band will headline a show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The band has been an opening act for other country artists who performed at the State Theater, including John Anderson and Mark Chesnutt.

    “My band and I are ready to give a high-energy and a crowd-pleasing show that’s great for all ages,” Young said.

  • 'Last Ounce of Courage' review: Nice try, unpolished result

    “Last Ounce of Courage”
    Rated PG for thematic elements, some war images and brief smoking Release date: Sept. 14
    Rating: unpolished


  • My computer is plotting against me

    There’s an evil presence that lingers on my desk each and every day. It has the power to stop all productivity, erase any work done during the day and cause frustration beyond belief.

    There’s evil there that does not sleep. OK, maybe that’s a quote about Mordor in “The Fellowship of the Ring” but I think it still applies to my computer.

    I’ve been told I just need to be nicer to it. That approach has been used and failed. It’s been fixed and re-fixed and still refuses to cooperate.