• A tale of a fateful trip: Murder mystery comes to Historic State Theater

    Mysterious happenings take place at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown this weekend during “The Last Cruise of the SS Minnow” murder mystery dinner theater.

    Fantastical Theatricals, an interactive theater group, conducts the mystery tour as guest try to discover who murdered Captain Jonas “Skipper” Stubing.

    The dinner theater show starts at 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $40 and include a roast beef meal by Back Home Catering.

    For more information, call (270) 234-8258.

  • Hardin County rock band rooted in early experiences

    A road trip through Colorado and Utah provided the name for the band formed last year by Hardin County residents Aaron Fogle and Justin Perez.

    Perez, an Elizabethtown resident, took that road trip and noticed a line of trees on the horizon.

    That image spawned the name Tree Meets Sky.

    “It’s really metaphorical, too,” Perez, a bassist, said, explaining the band name implies growth.

  • KRT's 'Oliver!' begins Friday

    A musical based on a work by Charles Dickens makes its way to Horse Cave today.

    The Kentucky Repertory Theatre production of “Oliver!” opens at 7:30 p.m. CDT.

    The play concerns the life of 13-year-old Oliver Twist who escapes from a brutal orphanage and a shyster-undertaker only to find himself alone, wandering the sinister back streets of 1850s London.

  • Despite potential, 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' has identity crisis

    Films from the BBC often can be one of two things. They can be utterly amazing or they can have potential but become awkward and distracting.

    “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” was the latter. The film only played in select theaters in March and was released for rental in July.

    While the actors’ performances are great, the story has a bit of an identity crisis and tries to accomplish too much in one movie.

    Is it a quirky romance? Is it a drama? Maybe a political film? It tries to be too many things.

  • Local author Nancy Barry to sign book

    Elizabethtown author Nancy Barry pens a book of stories too good not to be told.

    “It only took 72 years,” she said.

    Barry wanted to write a book since she was 3 years old.

    She was too poor to have toys and too little to go out and became bored. She went to school with her mother to enroll her brother in first grade and discovered the wonder of books. Barry became a lifelong lover of books, counting “The Yearling” and “Heaven is for Real” as some of her favorites.

  • Remembering "our gentleman Pomeranian"

    Habits are reminders of how we expect things to be. We develop habits by training ourselves to perform certain actions in a certain environment under certain conditions.

    One day a couple weeks ago, when I got home from work, I retrieved two dog dishes to feed my two canine companions, Nanook and Tybalt. The problem was it had been a week and a half since I needed only one.

  • Former Vine Grove resident lands role on USA Network series

    A former Vine Grove resident and graduate of North Hardin High School has found his place among the stars.

    Sean Scarborough, 46, is an actor in Los Angeles who has a recurring role on the USA network series “Common Law.” The TV show focuses on two Los Angeles detectives, Travis Marks and Wes Mitchell, who have been work partners for seven years. The detectives are forced to undergo couples therapy when their bickering begins to interfere with their jobs.

    Scarborough plays Detective Dietz.

  • Elizabethtown organization receives Kentucky Arts Council grant

    The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded a grant of $4,165 to The Music & Arts Center of Cultural Learning in Elizabethtown.

    “This is our second time receiving a grant from them,” said Victor Collins, the center’s director.

    MACCL is among 104 recipients of grants totaling $1.7 million disbursed from the Kentucky Arts Partnership. The grant is for fiscal year 2013, and MACCL will get a portion of the grant in August, Collins said.

  • 'The Dark Knight Rises' is simply, unashamedly brilliant

    “The Dark Knight Rises”
    Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language
    Runtime: 164 min
    Release date: July 20
    Rating: Amazing



    Shrouded in mystery and now synonymous with tragedy, the finale of director Christopher Nolan’s Batman series rises above to be a piece of genius.

  • Kiddie cart provides cover for innocent shoplifter

    Parents must be careful what they write. First, your kids just are not as interesting to everyone else as they are to you. A hard truth, but the truth.

    And second — probably more important, too — some day when your little nuggets become Internet savvy, they will find every word you ever put down about them.

    I’m sorry, Quinn, but this is too good not to share.

    Little Quinn, my 3-year-old son, also known as The Hurricane, The Giggler and Quinny Monster, accompanied me to Kroger last week.