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  • A puppy in a splint is still a puppy

    So we’re in the final days of our Pomeranian puppy wearing his splint.

    About a month ago, Zorro broke his front leg while we were on vacation when he decided to jump out the window of our parked car — apparently to beg attention from a passerby. While the splint is noticeable to us of the human sort, Zorro hasn’t seemed to give it much attention.

  • Country singer J.D. Shelburne returns to Elizabethtown

    Taylorsville native J.D. Shelburne returns to Elizabethtown for a concert that begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    “I have added a lot of new fans in the area and plus Taylorsville really isn’t that far away to bring more,” Shelburne said. “I am really excited to come back home and share my journey in song at one of the state’s most historic theaters.”

    Shelburne said audiences can expect a “laid back, storytelling acoustic show.”

  • Touring high school performers will address teen issues

    A group of high school students from Ohio will perform a drama in Vine Grove in an effort to address topics including abortion, alcohol, drugs, religion, sex and suicide.

    “Dead Serious ... About Life,” a musical drama, will be presented by Mischpachah Inc. at 7 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday at J.T. Alton Middle School.

  • 'Edge of Tomorrow' is 'Groundhog Day' on steroids

    “Edge of Tomorrow”
    Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material.
    Release date: June 6
    Runtime: 113 minutes
    Rating: Surprisingly good

    Tom Cruise has had some good movies but he’s also had several duds. Last year’s “Oblivion” was one of those duds.

    “Edge of Tomorrow” is a welcome surprise that erased some preconceived notions going into the film.

  • Heights plus cracking glass equals a bad idea

    I never will understand people’s obsession with heights or being suspended in high places. I’m OK in a plane, but leaning over a high object looking down toward certain death has no appeal to me.

    If you are as clumsy as I am, you would understand. My mother didn’t name me Grace for a reason.

    This is why I always thought the glass box observation areas on the Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower, in Chicago was a bad idea. The boxes are enclosed but the view is a frightening image of the street thousands of feet below.

  • 'Maleficent' is far from magnificent

    “Maleficent”
    Rated PG for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images.
    Release date: May 30
    Runtime: 97 minutes
    Rating: Not an improvement on the original

     

    If you grew up loving the Disney fairy tale movie “Sleeping Beauty,” you know its villain Maleficent always has been considered one of the best animated villains in movie history.

    For fans, anticipation is high for the live action Disney flick “Maleficent.”

  • HCP tackles crumbling traditions in 'Fiddler on the Roof'

    IF YOU GO
    Hardin County Playhouse will present “Fiddler on the Roof” 7 p.m. today, Saturday and June 12-14; and 3 p.m. Sunday and June 15 at Plum Alley Theater n the Historic State Theater complex, 209 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown. Tickets are $18 general admission, $15 seniors (55 plus), students, military/military dependents and groups of 10 or more. For information, call 270-351-0577.

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA
    The News-Enterprise

  • Vine Grove concert to raise funds for playground project

    Vine Grove Optimist Park will host a concert tonight to raise money for a charitable cause. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. and features singer/songwriter Mike Jones.

    Jones, who is from Elizabethtown, began performing with Nashville session musicians as Mike Jones and PG-43.

    Described as easy listening adult contemporary, Jones’ original songs are aimed at those who are 43 and older. The website for PG-43 says it offers “melodies you can remember and lyrics you can understand.”

  • Radcliff veteran publishes novel

    A Radcliff resident and retired Army veteran has published a novel.

    “The Breach ...the link...” was published April 22 by R.L. Thacker, who was born at Fort Knox.

    A single mother of three children, Thacker had written several novels and began many short stories, but “The Breach” is her first publication. Thacker, who is pursuing an associate of arts degree and a degree in psychology. said she decided to publish so her children would know nothing was out of reach.

    Her novel is available at amazon.com and createspace.com/4769135.

  • My childhood with snakes

    The other day, a friend from the neighborhood I grew up in, in Radcliff posted a photo on Facebook that took me back a few decades.

    It wasn’t a Throwback Thursday-type deal. It wasn’t a photo of him, me, the neighborhood kids or of anybody, for that matter. It wasn’t even an old photo.

    It was a photo of a snake near a shed at his home.

    Yep. Snake.