• Doug MacLeod comes to Backstage Caf


    Singing the blues will be the order of the day when Doug MacLeod performs at Backstage Café in Elizabethtown Friday night.

    MacLeod, an acoustic blues singer-songwriter and storyteller, will hold a CD release party at 7:30 p.m. to herald his new album, The Utrecht Sessions. The album was recorded in Utrech, The Netherlands.

    The performance comes on the heels of his nomination as Acoustic Artist of the Year by The Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tenn. The awards ceremony is 7 p.m. tonight.

  • Glendale to hold Ceilidh


    bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com GLENDALE — Celtic tunes and melodies will fill the outdoors in Glendale on Saturday when a Ceilidh (pronounced KAY Lee) takes place on the front porch of True Kentucky store. The event will be during this weekend’s Spring Fest in Glendale.

    Ceilidh is Gaelic for party, which is what the performers plan to do from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Master Gardeners Plant Fair: more than garden variety



    ELIZABETHTOWN — Rain or shine, the Master Gardener plant fair will be in full bloom from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service grounds, and lots of good things will be on sale for just a little green.

  • A little lemon with your chicken


    I always get so excited when I see an envelope in the mail from Polly Shaw of Elizabethtown. I know it means she’s sent me more great recipes.

    Polly and I obviously have the same taste buds, because everything she likes I like. Make that everything she likes … I love.

    This lemon chicken recipe is no exception.

  • The "Snuffling" of Imagination



    Many have observed that children no longer need a good imagination. Toys now walk and talk by themselves, children play in a virtual world rather than their backyards and extracurricular activities keep them so busy they don’t have time to explore their own world of make-believe.

    Is there one key event that can be traced to the death of the imagination?

  • Singer-songwriter to perform at Backstage Caf


    ELIZABETHTOWN — The Backstage Café will host a show by Americana country-roots singer-songwriter Angela Easterling at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

    Admission is $5.

    Easterling, who is a South Carolina native, has opened for artists such as Ray Price, Suzy Bogguss, Tony Furtado, the Oak Ridge Boys and Radney Foster. She is based in Greenville, S.C. and a native of Taylors, S.C.

  • Name calling

    So here’s the thing: I’ve been here before. Sort of.

    Back from late 1989 until even later 1993 I worked at The News-Enterprise. That’s where the “sort of” comes in. Back then, I was a staff writer, and my byline read Bob Villanueva. This time around I’m a features writer, and, well, you can see my byline.

  • Fingerpicker to perform at Backstage Caf


    bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — Lance Allen will perform Saturday at Backstage Café, one of his favorite venues since he saw his “guitar hero” Tommy Emmanuel play there.

    Allen plays fingerstyle guitar, which is played with the fingers playing melody, bass line and harmony all together.

    “It’s kind of like piano on the guitar,” Allen said.

  • Mad Science returns to Towne Mall Kids Club

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    ELIZABETHTOWN — Mad Science of Kentucky returns to Towne Mall Kids Club today. The show is called “Up, Up and Away" and will illustrate the powers of air pressure, hot air balloons and the mad science hovercraft. 

    The program is for children and their caregivers. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. in the mall's center court and the program starts at 11 a.m.

    A one-time $5 entry fee per family will benefit Junior Achievement of Hardin County.

  • Parkway Elementary Drama Club to perform ‘Tom Sawyer’

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA rvillanueva@thenewsenterprise.com RADCLIFF — The Mighty Mississippi will roll into Hardin County when Parkway Elementary Drama Club presents "Tom Sawyer" at Parkway Elementary and Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.