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  • Hardin County Playhouse, PAC set new seasons

    All the world’s a stage, especially at the Hardin County Playhouse and Hardin County Schools’ Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The 2014-15 season has been set and a variety of musical and dramatic offerings are planned for young and old.

    The HCP season opens in August with Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

  • Denise Lemke gets fired up to make glass beads

    FOR MORE INFORMATION: To learn more about the lampwork glass beads made by Vine Grove resident Denise Lemke, visit caravancreations.net.

    Near an open flame in the kitchen of her Vine Grove residence, Denise Lemke held a stick-like implement known as a mandrel in one hand and a glass rod in the other.

    She drew the rod to the fire provided by an oxygen propane torch until the glass melted and carefully wrapped the material onto the mandrel, which she twirled.

    “This is a hobby you have to be very patient with,” Lemke said.

  • Poor Man's Grave: A band of bankers that rock

    What do three bankers and a guy named Banks do in their spare time? Form a band, of course.

    Chris Buchanan, Charles DeRoche, Matt Neel and Pat Banks make up the local band Poor Man’s Grave.

    While their photos resemble those of many folk bands, they started out that way, but morphed into something louder and more electric, according to Buchanan, lead vocalist and acoustic guitar player.

  • Betty Campbell brings memories to life on canvas

    Local artist Betty Campbell’s memories of Holland will be on exhibit at B. Deemer Gallery in Louisville.

    The exhibit, called “Remembering Holland,” will include about 14 paintings drawn from reflections from a trip that left a great impression on Campbell.

    “I cannot express to you the dignity, quietness and beauty of this country,” she said. “I was absolutely in awe.”

    The paintings are landscapes of the countryside filled with sheep, openness and windmills.

  • Thriller author holds book signing, discussion on post

    Thriller author Anderson Harp will hold a book discussion and signing 6 p.m. today at Barr Memorial Library in Fort Knox.

    Harp, a retired Marine colonel, will discuss and sign his book, “Retribution.”

  • Author Brad Thor to speak at Barr Memorial Library

    Brad Thor will speak at Barr Memorial Library at 6 p.m. Wed­nesday as a part of the Authors at Your Library series at the Fort Knox facility.

    He will sign and discuss his book “Act of War” and has written other thrillers such as “Hidden Order” and “Black List.”

  • Oz, opera offered to thespians during PAC auditions

    Professional and amateur actors and actresses will find Oz and opera the focuses of the offerings when Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center hosts auditions for two plays in their Pro-Am series beginning Sunday.

    The auditions for “The Wizard of Oz” and “Lend Me a Tenor” are at the PAC at John Hardin High School.

  • Elizabethtown woman produces polymer clay art

    At the dining room table in her Eliza-bethtown home, Tammy Dye operates an Italian pasta machine, turning the handle to produce a thick, doughy blue and red-violet material.

    Unlike the pasta for which the machine was devised, this material is not edible. It’s polymer clay, a form of plastic, which Dye uses to create jewelry and other items.

    “I think I was attracted to polymer clay because it has color,” Dye said.

    The medium has caught her interest to the point she has taken workshops and has taught it to her high school students.

  • Band composed of Central Hardin grads to perform at State Theater

    The News-Enterprise

    A local band that started out as a one-man project will perform in concert Monday at the Historic State Theater.

    Ocean City, which began as the music project of 2013 Central Hardin High School graduate Zach Alexander, takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the theater in downtown Elizabethtown.

  • Event to feature concert, benefit military families

    A rock concert will highlight a charitable event beginning 2 p.m. Saturday when USA Cares sponsors a Veterans Benefit Concert in Radcliff.

    The concert will be held at the Reesor Farm off Ky. 313, just west of its intersection with U.S. 31W.

    Providing music for the event will be Romack, a high-energy classic rock band. Also slated for the event are children’s activites, food and door prizes.