• ‘It’s time to light the lights, it’s time to meet The Muppets’

    Most people are familiar with The Muppets. Some grew up with the characters and others are just learning about them.

    You might not know the franchise has been around 60 years and soon will return to television with a new show.

    Two local Muppet aficionados help clarify the reason for the popularity of the world’s most famous frog, pig and whatever.

  • Fazed by phases in our canine companions

    So I think both my Pomeranians are going through some growing pains.

    Tybalt just turned 7 in May, and in human years that translates to “Grumpy Old Man” age. On the other hand, Zorro is about to turn 2, and in human years that translates into the “Whatever. I’ll Do What I Want” age.

  • Sisters-in-law fuel the kids' interests and clutter my house

    I have brothers. Do you know what they send my children outside of birthdays and Christmas? Nothing.

    My husband has sisters. Know what they send my children outside of holidays? Everything. Allow me to explain.

  • Craft vendors sought for upcoming events

    Craft vendors are being invited to set up for free during two events hosted by The Nancy Lincoln Inn.

    The Craft Fair will be held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 26-28 and July 2-6.

    All crafts must be handmade in Kentucky and vendors can set up outside the inn for free and hand out business cards. Vendors must bring their own equipment to set up.

  • Class keeps participants in stitches

    With encouraging words and helping hands, Martha Brooks of Elizabethtown assisted Elizabeth Johnson as she started a crochet stitch.

    Brooks is the instructor for the beginner’s class called Learn to Crochet at the main branch of Hardin County Public Library.

    “Believe it or not, I feel like I’m a beginner myself,” she said.

  • Storms signs books at Towne Mall

    The first of a planned seven-book vampire romance series by Meade County High School graduate Samantha Storms has been released.

    She will be at Towne Mall from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday for a local book signing.

  • Young adult author holds book signing

    An author of young adult novels will hold a book signing today at Barr Memorial Library in Fort Knox.

    Katie McGarry will discuss and sign copies of her latest young adult novel, “Nowhere But Here,” at 6 p.m. at the library at 62 W. Spearhead Division Ave., Building 400.

  • Addressing the nature of time

    Sporadically, over the past several weeks, I watched a robin mind the nest she constructed on the crossbeam of an overhang.

    The nest is not more than a foot or two above the heads of most people who pass under it. The robin did not seem concerned.

  • Saundra Kimberlain’s photographs are a part of HMH’s healing environment

    Inspired by landscapes, Saundra Kimberlain of Elizabethtown became a photographer.

    Kimberlain’s first camera was a Kodak disc camera from the 1980s. She found a book from a 4-H photography class she took as a child. In college, she took a photography class and learned how to process film and make prints, something not done as much in the digital world.

  • Heartland Winds perform Sunday

    The Heartland Winds will present a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The wind ensemble is filled with local musicians and under the direction of Brian Froedge.