• Claws are back in 'The Wolverine'

    Hugh Jackman sharpens his claws for the sixth time to play “The Wolverine.”

    The story picks up after the death of Jean Grey who turned into the evil dark Phoenix in the third X-Men film, “X-Men: The Last Stand.” Audiences new to Wolverine’s story may find themselves confused if they haven’t seen X3.

    They may be even more confused if they watch the films as they were released, which are not chronological. The previous Wolverine movie “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” takes place decades before this one.

  • A small step into further nerdiness

    It happened a few months ago.

    Sitting nervously at the computer, I hit “bid.” Then emails popped up telling me when I was outbid. I’d cautiously go back to the computer, increasing my bid until that final moment when I was informed the prize was mine.

    Then the excitement faded and I thought, “What did I just do?”
    What I did was cross over into the world of becoming a collector. What I bought was an action figure.

  • Local band of teens sets eyes on Nashville

    A local country group’s goal is obvious. It’s in the band’s name. Tennessee Bound is a group of five Elizabethtown teenagers with its eyes set on making it in Nashville.

    Kevin Jaggers (lead singer and guitar), Austin Barnes (drummer) and Jake Keplinger (rhythm guitar) began playing together in 2009. When they started looking at options of playing in Nashville, they knew they needed a new dynamic and added brothers Collie (lead guitar) and Reilly Crawford (bass).

  • Historical book includes Hardin County, Lincoln ties

    Early settlers of Hardin County are among those represented in the latest in a series of books by a Kansas author who found help in her research from two Elizabethtown residents.

    “A Journey of Voices: Stewards of the Land” is the second in a series of historical books by Diane Gladow. It tells the story of the Crume family which is connected to Abraham Lincoln’s family.

    “They are my mother’s family,” Gladow said. “She was a Crume.”

  • 'Red 2' hits the mark

    “Red 2” continues the adventures of ex-CIA agent Frank Moses, played again by Bruce Willis, and his rag-tag spy friends.

    The film has action, comedy and actors who are 55 and older showing they still can handle an action film. The youngest star of the flick in his 40s, and that’s a good thing.

  • Chronicles of the heat

    N-E Newsroom Log 23JL2K13: Last week the personnel environment appeasement unit, which some call “air conditioning,” began malfunctioning on my side of the base of operations.

    Despite a day without the adjusted atmosphere provided by the unit, we scraped by, taking breaks as needed to revive ourselves at other locations in The N-E mothership where other P.E.A. units remain intact and functioning. Thanks to the actions of an off-site assistance crew, who managed to provide a temporary repair, we were but a day without atmospheric relief.

  • Comedy for a cause comes to Vine Grove

    The Comedy Caravan is bringing laughs to Vine Grove for a good cause.

    Along with the Rotaract Club of Hardin County, the Comedy Caravan presents “Laugh All the Way to the Bank.”

    All ticket sales and donations go toward installation of a water filtration system in a public school in the Philippines.

    The show begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Bridgid Catholic Church in Vine Grove and features comedians Rich Ragains, Big John Richardson and Donna Watts.

  • Playing with fire

    Steven Daugherty’s artwork is smoking hot.

    At least that’s the case when he’s working on projects for Lost Art, his custom wood burning business.

    “I always try to do something different, something you don’t see everywhere,” Daugherty said.

    Billing himself as a fire writer, Daugherty, who recently moved from Hardin County to just over the Breckinridge County line, uses a small wood burning tool to make signs and create artwork.

  • 'Pacific Rim,' a high-tech Godzilla film

    “Pacific Rim”
    Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief language
    Release date: July 12
    Runtime: 131 minutes
    Rating: Great effects, weak story

  • Youth Theatre's 'Peter Pan' will make a lost boy of you

    The first time Peter Pan came on stage — flying, smiling, sprinkling fairy dust — my stomach fluttered and a childlike grin spread across my face.