• The Big O Music Fest is back again in Owensboro

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    The Big O Music Fest will be in Owensboro this weekend. The seventh annual festival will feature a variety of musical performers.

    Scheduled to appear are Jake Owen, Travis Tritt, Chris Stapleton, Corey Smith, The LACS, Ray Scott and more.

  • 'You can't stop the beat' at HCP

    You won’t be able to stop the beat this weekend as Hardin County Playhouse presents its season opener, “Hairspray.”

  • Connecting the dots of social disconnection

    An undeniable disconnect exists between each of us and at the same time we are all connected.

    Nothing drives that home to me more than working some 100 yards away from the site of a fatal shooting within days of a friend experiencing an unrelated devastating loss of a loved one.

  • Friday concert focuses on legends

    A concert Friday night at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center is aimed at “Remembering the Legends.”

    The Glen Rice, Family and Friends concert series is at 7 p.m. at the PAC at John Hardin High School, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road, Elizabethtown. Doors open at 6 p.m.

  • The ballad of Cosmo the groundhog

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    Do you ever get those pesky visitors that won’t go away? They keep coming back, hanging out at your house and eating your food. They don’t even notice they are a nuisance.

    They just keep coming back over and over.

    My mom has this problem — with a groundhog.

  • Masquerade highlights Fort Knox book signing

    A masquerade party and costume contest will highlight a book signing Tuesday by author Kelly Creagh at Barr Memorial Library, 62 W. Spearhead Division Ave., Fort Knox.

    The event will feature the release of “Oblivion,” the third and final volume in Creagh’s young adult Never­more series.

  • While cute and entertaining, 'Minions' lacks ‘Despicable Me’ charm

    One of the highlights of any “Despicable Me” film is Gru’s band of lovable henchman otherwise known as Minions.

    This time around, the Minions have a film of their own that explains what their life was like before meeting their leader Gru.

  • Reflections on the evolution of summer

    So maybe there was a time when temperatures in the 90s would not deter me from going outside like it does now.

    It was known as childhood.

    As a kid, I rarely thought of impediments to summer fun. Mosquitoes, heat, potential for death or dismemberment, none of it seemed to matter.

  • Ocean City jumps in population

    Central Hardin High School graduate Zach Alexander began Ocean City a couple years ago as a one-man music project.

    Since then, Ocean City’s population has quintupled.

    Last year, Ocean City grew to include Alexander’s older brother, Nick, as well as Tommy Hill, Brady Haynes and Connor Brown, all Central Hardin graduates.

  • Marvel’s next big thing

    Even though I’m a big Marvel fan, I was skeptical about the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe “Ant-Man.”

    From the name of the hero to the concept of a superhero that shrinks to ant size proportions, the whole thing seems a little silly.