• 'What Shall I Do?' coming to State Theater

    Louisville playwright Tyrone Goodman will bring a story of a family rebuilding when “What Shall I Do?” is performed at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown on Saturday.

    The play, Goodman’s third, concerns a family dealing with divorce and the teenage girl devastated by her parents’ break-up, he said.

  • Authors sign books at Barnes & Noble

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    Elizabethtown author Russell Lunsford will be signing his latest book, “Benjamin Nathan Tuggle – Adventurer,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble in Elizabethtown.

    The book is about a 12-year-old Eastern Kentucky boy who, in 1976, travels through time to the age of Daniel Boone and helps rescue Boone’s daughter who had been captured by Native Americans. It’s a chapter book targeting 8- to 12-year-olds.

  • Young Dibiase's life experiences drive his hip-hop

    Throughout his struggle with sickle cell anemia, Cory Smith, aka Young Dibiase, has used music as an outlet to express his pain and frustration with the disorder.

    His first album, “Trilogy,” was released Friday.

    Smith is the youngest of four siblings and grew up in a military family. He was born in Germany but considers Radcliff his home.

    As a child he was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia and knew he would have to work twice as hard in life because of the disease.

  • The force is strong with this one

    Super Bowl Sunday was a great night for me for a couple of reasons.

    First, the Green Bay Packers were triumphant and the Lombardi trophy came home.

    Second, one of the commercials brought back many childhood memories. It was probably the most popular commercial aired during the game and has more than 20 million hits on YouTube.

  • "Virtually Me" confronts cyberbulling

    Cyberbullying and technology will be addressed in musical form Friday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School .

    “Virtually Me” is a musical presentation produced by Matt Murphy who also brought Tony nominated “Memphis” and “Thurgood” to the New York stage.

    The rock musical examines the pitfalls of technology that many teens face.

  • Gnomeo, Gnomeo ... don't go breaking my heart...

    “Gnomeo & Juliet” is not exactly Shakespeare. Let’s face it, it’s not even close. But it does have some cute moments.

    You know the story. Boy meets girl, they fall in love but their families hate each other. But this time the families are garden gnomes in competing gardens.

    Instead of sword fights there are lawnmower races, gnomes aren't killed but they are shattered and the friar from Shakespeare’s version has been replaced by a plastic pink flamingo named Featherstone.

  • Dash of Class: Outstanding sweetheart dishes

  • An '80s Valentine


    In November 1985 Rebecca Ricks and I started dating. Monday will be our 25th Valentine’s Day as a couple, and I can’t help but think about our early days together.

    Like many, I look back at things and see certain moments clearer than others. Often present is the music of the time.

  • Vine Grove musician celebrates sound

    Everyday sounds are musical components in the soundtrack of life as far as Vine Grove musician Jordan Myer Dale is concerned.

    “There’s no moment in life that’s dull,” Dale said.

    Dale finds beauty in off beats, chaos and city sounds.

    “That together is the symphony of our lives,” Dale said.

    At the beginning of 2010, Dale released his album “The Soundtrack,” which includes tracks crossing a wide variety of genres. Pop, experimental, rap and new age are some of the syles represented on the album.

  • Hardin County Playhouse tackles "Leading Ladies"

    Starting this weekend, The Hardin County Playhouse tackles a farce with “Leading Ladies” and for this production, there’s a new director at the helm.

    The story is a comedy about two Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who are a down on their luck. They discover an elderly woman is about to leave her fortune to two long lost English nieces. They pose as the nieces and the complications begin.

    “It’s ‘Bosom Buddies’ meets ‘Tootsie’ meets ‘Some Like it Hot’,” actor Jay Hemphill said.