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  • Extreme 5K Warrior Dash comes to Lebanon

    The Warrior Dash, originally slated to occur in Hardin County, is Saturday in Lebanon.

    Organizers said they expect 5,000 participants.

    The 5K race welcomes all athletic abilities. Pope’s Creek Ranch hosts the event with obstacles and three miles of terrain. Runners begin the race at 9 a.m. with staggered start times throughout the morning.

    After the race is over, participants and onlookers can celebrate with live music, food and beer.

  • Classic rockers take Godman Army Airfield at 7 tonight

    Three classic rock acts are rolling into Godman Army Airfield at Fort Knox on Saturday.

    A stop on the Midwest Rock ‘n’ Roll Express tour, Fort Knox hosts co-headliners REO Speedwagon and Styx. Opening act Blue Öyster Cult takes the stage at 7 p.m.

    “We were very fortunate to get on the Midwest Rock ‘n’ Roll Express,” said Fort Knox event coordinator Mark Wicker. The show marks Fort Knox’s 13th big summer concert and is the first to bring three notable acts to the stage.

  • An inspiring story of doing what is right

    What is the cost of doing what is right?

    “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act,” Dietrich Bonhoeffer said.

    I’m reading a biography on Bonhoeffer called “Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy” by Eric Metaxas. As the words cross the page, a remarkable man walks out of history. He’s a man who could not be silent in the face of evil.

  • 'Brave': Beautiful artistry but not family friendly

    Previews for Disney and Pixar’s “Brave” make the film look like a fun and exciting adventure for the entire family. Sadly, the reality is quite different.

    In “Brave,” Princess Merida wishes to rebel against tradition and find her own way in the world. But she doesn’t do this, as the previews suggest, by having a brave adventure through the Scottish highlands.

    Because Merida and her mother, Queen Elinor, cannot agree on what to do, Merida seeks the aid of a witch to change her mother. No adventure, just trickery.

  • Hot-weather hits and local favorites

    Listening to a song on the radio can instantly transport you to a summer of your youth. The windows immediately come down in the car and your hair blows in the wind as you drive. It’s that kind of song.

    Throughout music history, songs released in the summer create memories that last a lifetime. There’s something about a goodtime summer song.

    Just like DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince crooned, it’s “summer, summer, summertime; time to sit back and unwind.”

  • 'Prometheus' fails to connect the dots

    “Prometheus,” Ridley Scott’s long-awaited prequel to the “Alien” franchise, is, in a word, disappointing.

    This film has as much to do with “Alien” as a slice of bacon has to do with a cow.

    For a successful prequel, it must explain long-asked questions and set a new foundation for the original films that shine light into established plotlines.

  • Redefining my staycation

    The term “staycation” is a way of describing a vacation that doesn’t involve traveling out of the country or, by some definitions, out the home environment. Often, it involves day trips.

    That might be a bit of a misnomer for what I took last week because I didn’t seem to stay anywhere for long, so I might have to come up with another term.

  • HCP's 'Gypsy' pushes its way onto the Plum Alley stage

    The quintessential stage mom steps into the spotlight when Hardin County Playhouse presents “Gypsy” beginning today.

    “If you were to get a top 10 list of musicals, ‘Gypsy’ would almost always top that list,” HCP artistic director Bo Cecil said.

  • Broadway dreams come true for E'town native

    The 66th annual American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards air 8 p.m. Sunday on CBS and Elizabethtown native Darron West is up for an award.

    West is nominated for best sound design for his work with the play “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

    The play is nominated for nine Tony Awards including best play.

    West is an Elizabethtown High School graduate and had a paper route for The News-Enterprise as a kid, allowing him to buy his first drum set.

  • Free concert sets stage for increasing missing persons awareness

    A free, day-long concert primarily of local musicians aimed at raising awareness of missing persons takes the stage from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Freeman Lake Park.

    This is the first time the concert, called Song for the Missing, is hosted by Kentucky Bloodhound Seach and Rescue and Kentucky K9, said Toni Goodman, KBSAR vice president.

    “We’re just trying to get the word out there,” said Goodman of Elizabethtown.