• 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

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    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.  

  • And the winner is ...

    For a full list of nominations go to www.oscar.com

    Actor in a Leading Role

    Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”

    Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”

    Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”

    Colin Firth in “The King's Speech”

    James Franco in “127 Hours”


    Actor in a Supporting Role

    Christian Bale in “The Fighter”

  • Dash of Class: Slow cooker desserts

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Crown Jewel Cake

    Judy Wingfield of Elizabethtown sent me this recipe for Crown Jewel Cake after seeing Mary Iseler’s recipe for Church Windows in this column before Christmas.

    Judy says she doesn’t remember where she found the original recipe, but she’s been making it for more than 20 years, and it’s a tradition at her house.

  • National Symphony Orchestra chamber trio presents PAC concert

    A chamber trio from the National Symphony Orchestra will bring the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Shubert and others to the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center on Saturday.

    “That’s our very first program,” cellist Steven Honigberg said, referring to the PAC venue being the first of three where the trio will play.

    Along with Honigberg, who described himself as a Midwesterner, Russian violinist Natasha Bogachek and Japanese violist Tsuna Sakamoto will perform in the program.