• Teachers show art branches beyond the classroom

    Area art teachers said an upcoming exhibit is providing them an opportunity to grow as artists and set an example for their students outside the classroom.

    Art teachers will display their creations in Paedagogus, an exhibit at Wild Earth Gallery Dec. 7-Jan. 31. Paedagogus is Latin for teacher, said gallery owner LaDonna Bird.

  • 113th Army Band Dragoons present 'Letters Home'

    The 113th Army Band Dragoons present a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Hardin County School’s Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The concert, “Letters Home,” features classics, contemporary pop and rockin’ favorites for the holiday.

    As a family treat, Santa makes an early December appearance during the event.

    The performance is a bit of a departure from the traditional Army band concert, said Sgt. Timothy Stuart, public affairs officer.

  • Elf on the Shelf brings Christmas joy or complete paranoia

    It’s that time of year again. My Facebook timeline is flooded with photos of creepy elves doing creepy things in creepy locations. In other words, the Elf on the Shelf is back.

    I am totally weirded out by this little fellow and would have been as a child as well. I was the type of kid who was scared of marionettes and the giant Raggedy Ann doll in my bedroom. Who am I kidding? Those two things would creep me out today.

  • Things I'm not thankful for

    Every year for some weeks leading right up to this very day, sentiments turn to acknowledging those things in our lives we are thankful for.

    We extol the virtues of family, loved ones, health, employment, food, shelter and, well, virtues.

    Social media is bombarded daily with posts from people outlining what they are thankful for and, more often than not, why. As far as I’m concerned it’s good to reflect on those things every so often.

  • Area dancers to perform at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Watching the televised Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade today is a tradition for many, and for Center Stage Dance Studio, participation in the festivities has become somewhat of a tradition, too.

    For the 12th year, students from the Elizabethtown dance studio will take part in the event in New York.

  • 'Frozen' won't leave you cold this holiday season

    Rated PG for some action and mild rude humor.
    Release date: Nov. 27
    Runtime: 108 minutes
    Rating: A fun time at the movies

    Walt Disney’s “Frozen” is a cute and funny film but is nothing like the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale “The Snow Queen” it supposedly is based on. But then again, “Tangled” wasn’t much like the Grimm fairy tale either and it still was a cute film.

  • '12 Years a Slave' a story worth telling

    “12 Years a Slave”
    Rated R for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality.
    Release date: Nov. 15 locally, Nov. 8 nationwide
    Runtime: 134 minutes
    Rating: Hard to watch

  • Fueling a malleable mind proves maddening

    Parents of preschoolers know time is of the essence. I mean, if kids hit their sixth birthdays and aren’t bilingual, playing a musical instrument and reading chapter books, you might as well hang it up and hope for manual labor’s comeback.

    Early childhood education is the key to the good life. You must push as much as possible into that absorbent, still malleable mind.

  • Comedy duo hosts charitable variety show

    It’s for the kids, Eric Clemens and Joe Bennett explained, only half-joking.

    The Elizabethtown natives, both 31, know the phrase has become somewhat of a cliché, but in this case it’s true. Today at 7 p.m. at the Historic State Theater, the two will host “The Eric & Joe Before Thanksgiving Christmas Variety Show,” an event to benefit WHAS Crusade for Children.

  • Mike Roos signs his latest book in Elizabethtown

    Mike Roos discusses and signs copies of his book “One Small Town, One Crazy Coach: The Ireland Spuds and the 1963 Indiana High School Basketball Season,” from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Barnes and Noble in Elizabethtown.
    The book is an underdog story about Coach Pete Gill and the Ireland High School Baseball team in Indiana. It follows the 1962-63 season that did not hold much hope in the beginning, according to a news release.