• Playhouse actors dig into 'Agnes of God'

    "Agnes of God" is not an easy play, the cast members admitted. It’s difficult to watch and often difficult to act but sometimes, they said, difficult is necessary.

    The play, written by John Pielmeier, centers on Dr. Martha Livingston, Mother Miriam Ruth and Sister Agnes, played by Hardin County Playhouse actors Kerrie Lewis, Dee Corkran and Kaity Paschetto respectively.

  • A Dash of Class: One of Hardin County's finest cooks

    I have been privileged to feature so many outstanding cooks in my column, and today is certainly no exception. Hardin County natives will remember The Park Drive In Restaurant was in what is now Domino’s Pizza and Good n’ Handy Grocery was across the street. The person I am honoring today was an integral part of The Park Drive In Restaurant, Mrs. Paul Ella Bogue, as it was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Bogue. It later became a Tastee Freeze and then Domino’s.

  • Leather and Lace is style as much as band name

    Leather and Lace is not just the name of their band, it is their style, according to band members, including an Elizabethtown couple, Jimmy and Stacey Wells.

  • Cochran brings Rock ‘n’ Roll Heritage Show to the PAC

    On Saturday, a Hardin County stage will be rockin’ with Bobby Cochran’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Heritage Show.

    Trinity Music Productions presents Cochran’s show at 7:30 p.m. at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    Cochran, a guitarist, singer, writer and producer, was influenced by his uncle, Eddie Cochran, who became popular in the 1950s.

    At 13, Cochran wanted to be a master guitarist and went on to work with Steppenwolf, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Leon Russell.

  • These are a few of my favorite things....

    I am a complete movie nerd. I have been since I saw my first movie, “The Jungle Book.”

    I loved them so much my undergraduate degree is in film and television, and I once aspired to be a film screenwriter and director.

    Last week the inner movie nerd came out once again while watching the “ABC News and People Best in Film: The greatest movies of our time.” For their list go to http://abcnews.go.com/entertainment/best_ film/.

  • Dash of Class

    Editor's note: The March 24 Pulse featured a portion of this column. The entire column is running today.

  • April Fool's Day is laughing matter for theater

    April Fool’s Day is a day of practical jokes, and the Historic State Theater plans on offering the last laugh.

    “You should be working on April Fool’s Day if you are a comedian,” Louisville comedian Bob Batch said.

    Batch will headline at Comedy Caravan at The Historic State Theater at 8 p.m. Friday in a show that includes two other comedians: Tim McClendon and Brad Lanning. McClendon will serve as the master of ceremonies.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Rhubarb Crisp

    Mary Iseler of Elizabethtown has sent in two rhubarb recipes. Since rhubarb usually is available in the spring, and with spring coming on fast, she thought it was time to share these good recipes. I know, I know, this is spring, but it doesn’t feel like it as I’m typing this on March 27.

    The Rhubarb Crisp recipe has been in Mary’s family for as long as she can remember. She doesn’t know where it came from, but all branches of the family have used it, so it goes back a long way.

  • Classical guitar concert to be held at ECTC

    Classical guitarist Kevin Shank and three guests will be in concert Sunday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Shank retired from U.S. Army Bands and has a classical guitar performance degree from the University of Louisville. The Army Band gave Shank the opportunity to play for President George H.W. Bush, Colin Powell and Ambassador Shirley Temple Black. He is an instructor at ECTC.

    His guests include Christina Shank, Jacqueline Hawkins and Andrew Rhinehart.

  • Spring brings back neighbors

    The start of spring brings so many things back to life. Wildlife. Flowerbeds. Playgrounds.

    But my favorite part of early spring is the return of neighborliness.
    Not long after Halloween, my family and my neighbors on Park Avenue in Elizabethtown call out to each other, “See you in the spring.” And we mean it. All winter long, every morning and every evening, we’ve hurried from our cars to our homes, heads down against the bitter wind. Other than a quick wave or a Christmas greeting, we keep to ourselves through those cold months.