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  • Children abound in HCP's Christmas production

    An old adage warns actors should never work with children or animals. When Hardin County Playhouse presents their production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” today through Sunday and Dec. 12 through 15, there will be plenty of the former on stage.

    “This is definitely a kid-centered show,” director Bo Cecil said.

    “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” is double-cast with about 90 actors, most of whom are children, Cecil said. Actors ranging in age from 5 to 21 fill the roles of children.

  • Vince Vaughn finds himself in an unusual predicament in 'Delivery Man'

    “Delivery Man”
    Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content, some drug material, brief violence and language
    Release date: Nov. 22
    Runtime: 105 minutes
    Rating: Not hilarious but OK

    With a few comic moments speckled throughout, “Delivery Man” takes a look at personal responsibility and a bit of a moral dilemma.

  • Radcliff author pens collection of poetry

    A Radcliff resident, disabled veteran and graduate of what was then Elizabethtown Community College has published a book of poetry.

    Sandra M. Sutherland, 63, is the author of “A Journey Through My Mind,” which was released in August.

    The poems span a variety of subjects and represent the writing Sutherland has done most of her life.

    “I had started as a child,” she said.

  • Teachers show art branches beyond the classroom

    Area art teachers said an upcoming exhibit is providing them an opportunity to grow as artists and set an example for their students outside the classroom.

    Art teachers will display their creations in Paedagogus, an exhibit at Wild Earth Gallery Dec. 7-Jan. 31. Paedagogus is Latin for teacher, said gallery owner LaDonna Bird.

  • 113th Army Band Dragoons present 'Letters Home'

    The 113th Army Band Dragoons present a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Hardin County School’s Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The concert, “Letters Home,” features classics, contemporary pop and rockin’ favorites for the holiday.

    As a family treat, Santa makes an early December appearance during the event.

    The performance is a bit of a departure from the traditional Army band concert, said Sgt. Timothy Stuart, public affairs officer.

  • Elf on the Shelf brings Christmas joy or complete paranoia

    It’s that time of year again. My Facebook timeline is flooded with photos of creepy elves doing creepy things in creepy locations. In other words, the Elf on the Shelf is back.

    I am totally weirded out by this little fellow and would have been as a child as well. I was the type of kid who was scared of marionettes and the giant Raggedy Ann doll in my bedroom. Who am I kidding? Those two things would creep me out today.

  • Things I'm not thankful for

    Every year for some weeks leading right up to this very day, sentiments turn to acknowledging those things in our lives we are thankful for.

    We extol the virtues of family, loved ones, health, employment, food, shelter and, well, virtues.

    Social media is bombarded daily with posts from people outlining what they are thankful for and, more often than not, why. As far as I’m concerned it’s good to reflect on those things every so often.

  • Area dancers to perform at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Watching the televised Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade today is a tradition for many, and for Center Stage Dance Studio, participation in the festivities has become somewhat of a tradition, too.

    For the 12th year, students from the Elizabethtown dance studio will take part in the event in New York.

  • 'Frozen' won't leave you cold this holiday season

    “Frozen"
    Rated PG for some action and mild rude humor.
    Release date: Nov. 27
    Runtime: 108 minutes
    Rating: A fun time at the movies

    Walt Disney’s “Frozen” is a cute and funny film but is nothing like the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale “The Snow Queen” it supposedly is based on. But then again, “Tangled” wasn’t much like the Grimm fairy tale either and it still was a cute film.

  • '12 Years a Slave' a story worth telling

    “12 Years a Slave”
    Rated R for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality.
    Release date: Nov. 15 locally, Nov. 8 nationwide
    Runtime: 134 minutes
    Rating: Hard to watch