• Re-imagining the holiday season

    On this Christmas Day, I imagine I’m enjoying some relaxing time at home.

    Since this column is written a few days ahead, I can only imagine what the day will be like. I’d like to imagine good things because it is way too easy to imagine things not being so good.

  • The Hobbit's journey is at an end

    Audiences have journeyed a long time with Bilbo and his dwarf friends but that journey comes to an end in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.”

  • Kory Caudill plays the State on Friday

    The News-Enterprise

    Pianist Kory Caudill will be in concert 7 p.m. Friday at the Historic State Theater located at 209 W. Dixie in Elizabethtown.

    The Prestonsburg native also plays the keyboard for country artist Justin Moore.

  • Concert includes music from ‘Frozen’

    The Heartland Winds, a community winds ensemble, will present a winter concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    “Our concert will feature trumpet soloist Renae Adrian, vocalist Marc Monroe and numerous selections for the holiday season,” conductor Brian Froedge said.

  • Ridley Scott’s Exodus is an epic fail

    “Exodus: Gods and Kings”
    Rated PG-13 for violence including battle sequences and intense images.
    Release date: Dec. 12
    Runtime: 150 minutes
    Rating: Less than epic

    Director Ridley Scott has taken on aliens, war and gladiators of ancient Greece and now he has attempted a Biblical epic.

  • Getting through Christmas when someone is missing

    Christmas is a time when family and friends gather. But for some, even in the midst of joy, there is still sadness.

    If you’ve experienced a loss of someone close to you, there is always a feeling that something is missing during the holidays.

  • ‘The Nutcracker’ ballet central to Christmas in the Commons

    Dance, desserts and do-it-yourself crafts will deluge Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center this weekend as Christmas in the Commons arrives in time for the holiday season.

  • HCP holds auditions for 'Moonlight and Magnolias'

    Hardin County Playhouse will host auditions Monday and Tuesday at Plum Alley Theater in Elizabethtown for the upcoming production of “Moon­light and Magnolias.”

    Auditions begin at 6:30 p.m. The Plum Alley Theater is in the Historic State Theater Complex at 209 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.

    Three men and one woman are needed for the cast.

  • A trailer awakes the force in fans

    While most people were out shopping for Black Friday deals, “Star Wars” fans were glued to the Internet waiting for an early Christmas gift.

    It was a sneak peek teaser trailer to J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.” It was released in select theaters and online.

  • Finding direction for a happy life

    I’ve heard it said many times that life is what you make it.

    When I was much, much younger, I’m sure I thought that was a copout, as far as philosophies go. It was like saying, “don’t worry, be happy,” a sentiment that tends to torque off many of those who happen to be unhappy at the time they hear that expression.