• Grammy-nominated Christian artist Steve Green to perform in free concert

    Four-time Grammy-nominated Christian artist Steve Green will be in Elizabethtown on Sunday for a free concert at Severns Valley Baptist Church. Green will perform at 6 p.m.
    “This is a wonderful time of the year, a time to remember the greatest gift of all, the birth of Jesus,” Green said. “We’ll celebrate Christmas with lots of familiar music and hopefully have an evening that is inspiring, uplifting and encouraging.”

  • Ask ECTC: Registration

    Contact information:
    (270) 706-8800 – Welcome and Admissions Center
    (877) 246-2322 ext. 68800 (toll-free)
    (270) 706-8858 or (502) 942-0101 – Fort Knox Campus
    (270) 706-8700 – Workforce Solutions
    600 College Street Road, Elizabethtown, KY  42701

  • When expectations change, unexpected joy can result


    Expectations are strange things.

    Something can meet your expectations, in which case you’re generally satisfied; exceed your expectations, in which case you’re generally happy; or fall short of your expectations, in which case you’re generally disappointed.

    But sometimes something can so completely conflict with your expectations yet not be a source of disappointment and, in fact, bring a lot of unexpected joy.

  • All the world is Center Stage

    The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York is a tradition that goes back to 1924, and it has become a tradition of sorts for Center Stage Dance Studio in Elizabethtown.
    “This is our ninth year of invitation,” studio owner and instructor Yvonne Groves said.

  • Thanksgiving, fact and fowl


    Thanksgiving is a cultural ritual Americans partake in every year. We prepare meals, watch a parade, eat, watch football, eat again, go shopping and eat some more.
    But how much do we really know about this holiday? Do we stick to the stories we were told in grade school or have we ever thought there’s more to the story — a story more intense than can be told to 8-year-olds?
    Before I delve into the difficult stuff, let’s start with some fun facts.

  • Disney weaves a magical adventure


    Rating: Four out of five

  • 'Antiques Part 1'

    Local Christian musical duo Matt and Joanna Black released a new CD over the weekend.
    The official release date of “Antiques Part 1” was Nov. 21.
    Sample tracks are avaiable at www.mjblack.com or on YouTube. The album is a collection of hymn arrangements and original modern hymns. The premise is that God is continuing to make all things new.

  • A Dash of Class: Three cakes and a casserole

    First of all, let me wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
    I hope you will be able to be with friends and family and to remember, before you eat all your wonderful dishes, the true meaning of Thanksgiving and whom to thank for this bountiful feast.
    I hope you enjoyed my last two columns about cutting back calories on big holiday dinners and that you were able to use some of the recipes.

  • Upshaw Briggs' life is music

    Upshaw Briggs, 59, became interested in music at age 9 when he first heard Elvis’s “Hound Dog." For his birthday that year he was given piano lessons.
    “I was not impressed at the time because I was expecting a bicycle,” Briggs said.
    But he would soon learn that music was his passion. As a kid he enjoyed sports, but he broke his leg playing sandlot baseball, and music took over.
    It was always a part of his life. He played piano for church and sang in the choir as he grew up.

  • Jiminy Cricket, it's an a cappella concert!

    What do Fats Waller and Jiminy Cricket have in common?
    They both will be represented when Kentucky Vocal Union performs in concert Friday night.
    The “Prelude to the Holidays” concert is at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.