• SideWayZ is straight up rockin'

    SideWayZ was started by the original drummer but the name began with a Dierks Bentley song.

    When the band began Bentley’s song “Sideways” was popular, and band member Ashlie Logsdon thought it would be a good name for the band.

    “She thought about it for a couple of weeks, she wanted something catchy and not too long of a name,” band member John Langley said. “The names that the rest of us were coming up with she didn’t like and everyone agreed they liked SideWayZ so we went with that.”

  • Back for a second helping at The PAC

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    A popular musical comedy is serving up more laughs in "Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping," and comes to the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School on Wednesday.

    The event features a dinner, followed by the musical comedy.

    It's 1969 and in the basement kitchen of a rural Minnesota church, the ladies dealing with the changing world and changes of their own, according to the PAC website.

  • Tommy Fest 9 runs through Sunday

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    Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel is headed back to Elizabethtown for Tommy Fest 9.

    Emmanuel will be at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School tonight through Sunday for a weekend of workshops and concerts.

    Emmanuel is a two time Grammy nominee and well liked in his home country of Australia, according to a press release from Trinity Music Productions, which organizes the event.

  • Working at home with a distraction named Boo

    Have you ever attempted to work from home? Let me rephrase, have you ever had to work from home with a mischievous 9-year-old Chocolate Labrador trying to get your attention?

    I did a couple of weeks ago when it snowed. At first it was great.

    I threw my hair up in a hair clip, put on my comfy flannel PJ pants, wore my ratty Packers sweatshirt and didn’t even worry about makeup.

  • Make tasty Cake Pops for your Valentine

    I’m so exciting to be bringing you this recipe! Melissa Vessels, a copy editor/paginator at The News-Enterprise, brought a bunch of these Cake Pops in to work a few days before Christmas and we all just loved them. So I told her I had to have the recipe. It will be perfect for a Valentine’s Day treat (or any other day for that matter).

  • Sever This Illusion find real success

    A few lineup changes haven’t stopped Sever This Illusion from getting a record deal and producing its first album, which is to be released in February.

    Now comprised of members from Elizabethtown and Louisville, Sever this Illusion originally formed in Louisville in the winter of 2007.

  • HCP to hold auditions for 'Agnes of God'

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    Auditions for Hardin County Playhouse’s production of “Agnes of God” will be held Monday and Tuesday at Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater complex in Elizabethtown.

    Needed for the play are three women.

    The audtions begin at 6:30 p.m. each night.

  • Radcliff hip hop artist to release CD

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    “Trilogy,” the first album by Radcliff hip hop artist Cory Smith — who records under the name Young Dibiase — is scheduled to be released Friday.

    Smith, who is part owner of Hooligan Muzik Group, began recording music about 2006. “Trilogy” is his first album.

    Born in Germany, Smith has opened for acts throughout Kentucky, including Rich Boy.

  • Being part of a dog's life

    It has been a little more than two months since my girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks, and I first got a new addition to our home, a 2-year-old Pomeranian named Tybalt.

    Although he came to us after being abandoned, Tybalt has adjusted so well it seems like he has been here all his life. He never seemed uncomfortable at all.

    Sure, for the first couple of weeks Tybalt was a door dasher. You know: He saw an open door and he dashed for it to run outside. From what we were told, he was abandoned outside, so maybe he was used to running free.

  • Elise Slaughter's Chicken and Dressing Casserole