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  • 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.

  • It's time to open our eyes

    I have come to the realization I live a somewhat selfish life. I open a refrigerator full of food and claim I have nothing to eat or open a closet full of clothes and whine that I have nothing to wear.

    Most nights, I sit under the shelter and safety of a home and watch television only to complain about what I lack in life.

    It dawns on me how selfish my life is when I realize while I have all this there are children in our country and around the world who have none of these things.

  • Marky Mark and the clunky bunch

    Despite an overwhelmingly negative response from critics, “Transformers: Age of Extinction” raked in $100 million at the box office opening weekend.

    But will audiences like what they see? The film isn’t as horrible as most critics made it out to be, but it has some problems.

    First off, it is very long. Almost three hours.

  • 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.

  • Mannequin art highlights exhibit at Wild Earth Gallery

    A classical guitar performance by musician John Riitchie will be included during an exhibit opening Saturday at Wild Earth Gallery & Gifts in downtown Elizabethtown. Titled “Art Bodies,” the exhibit will feature mannequins altered by area artists.

  • 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.

  • Free showing of movie offered at State Theater

    Hardin County Farm Bureau is offering a free movie showing today at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    “Farmland” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. today at the theater at 209 W. Dixie Ave.

    With the support of the U.S. Farmers & Ran­chers Alliance, award-winning director James Moll traveled across the country meeting with farmers and ranchers in their 20s who are responsible for running their farming businesses. The film offers a first-hand glimpse into their lives.

  • A cellphone by any other number still rings as loudly

    For my birthday, I got a gift that keeps giving.

    Giving me problems, that is.

    Now, before I go any further, I have to be clear about a couple of things. First, the gift was a great item I had asked for and was not the source of the problems. Also, the experience to which I’m referring was not typical of the experiences I’ve had in the past when dealing with this company.

    That said, let me tell you about Cell-mageddon.

  • The sun still shines bright on 'The Stephen Foster Story'

    “The Stephen Foster Story,” a regional tradition, kicked off this month in Bardstown for its 56th season.

    “The show was much longer when it first opened, at least 2.5 hours in length,” said Billy Bass, the media and development coordinator.

    Through the years, scenes have been rearranged, music changed and some lines cut, he said.

    “The show changes every summer with new cast members and personalities, so every year the show has it’s own distinct story,” he said.