• Return of the Lost Adventurer

    By BECCA OWSLEY bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com The man in the hat is back and not a minute to soon.

  • A Dash of Class


    As we approach Memorial Day on Monday, I can’t help but think of all our veterans, alive and deceased, including my own father. But foremost, I think of all our wonderful military serving us here at home and abroad. While we are enjoying such items as fried chicken, grilled steak, corn on the cob, potato salad and strawberry shortcake for Memorial Day picnics; I wonder what our dear service men and women are enjoying overseas, whether serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Agatha Christie meets Mel Brooks

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Murder, intrigue, mistaken identity, secret passages and comic style will take stage at the Plum Alley Theater this weekend in the Hardin County Playhouse production, “Musical Comedy of Murders.”

    The first surprise of this production is that it is not a musical at all. Bo Cecil, company director, often compares the plotline of the play to the movie “Clue.”

    “A troupe of musical comedy performers have come to a house in the mountains, get snowed in and slowly one by one their lives are threatened,” Cecil said.

  • Chicken salad that's good for you



    My daughter, Emily Rhorer of Bowling Green, served this recipe last summer and I absolutely loved it. The original recipe was from Cooking Light. When I first had it, Emily had tweaked the recipe a little, and when I prepared it, I tweaked it a little more.

  • 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.