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  • Comedy returns tonight to State Theater

    Comedy is back at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown at 8 p.m. Friday.

    Keith McGill, who toured with Royal Caribbean Cruises and appeared on “The Bob & Tom Show,” is one of the headliners.

    Jesse Joyce, also headlining, has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” as well as “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Joyce also was a semi-finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2010.

    Seating is first come, first served and doors open at 7 p.m.

  • Living under dog rule

    When you are a dog owner, you start to notice a shift in the hierarchy of your home.

    At first it’s hardly noticeable. But then you start to notice you are no longer the master of your home. Slowly but surely the dog starts to take over.

    In case you have a hard time noticing when exactly that moment has arrived, here are a few clues.

  • Do audiences understand social commentary in 'The Hunger Games'?

    Kentucky has more than basketball to brag about this week. Two Kentucky natives are starring in the greatly anticipated film “The Hunger Games.”

    Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss) is from Louisville and Josh Hutcherson (Peeta) is from Union.

    Teenage fans have talked nonstop about the film adaptation of the Suzanne Collins books, but I wonder if they grasp the philosophical applications or the sheer horror of what’s taking place.

  • Pair of guitarists latest offering in concert series

    A night of performances from two musicians Saturday is the latest offering from the Acoustic Guitar Masters Concert Series 12 at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center.

    Pat Kirtley and Tim Grimm perform at 7:30 p.m. as part of the concert series presented by Trinity Music Productions.

    Incorporating genres that range from Bluegrass to Brazilian, Kirtley has written numerous compositions for guitar. Named U.S. National Fingerstyle Champion and inducted in the Thumbpicking Hall of Fame, Kirtley has produced six albums.

  • ECTC Fine Arts Committee offers free concert tonight

    Music ranging from Bach to Appalachian mountain songs awaits guests who attend a free concert Wednesday at Morrison Art Gallery on the campus of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    The concert, sponsored by the ECTC Fine Arts Committee, begins at 7 p.m. at the gallery in the administration building.

    Kevin and Christina Shank performs the flute and guitar concert, which includes selections of music from Bach, Tarrega, Piazzolla and Appalachian mountain songs.

    For more information, call Kevin Shank at (270) 706-8495.

  • McLaughlin and the blowfish

    Dick McLaughlin is an artist inspired by color and the images he discovers emerging from the canvas as he paints.

    Originally from Massachusetts, costal waves and sunsets inspired some of his landscape and seascape work, he said. For five years he used pastel paints, but the dust bothered him so he switched to oil painting.

    He met his wife, Verna, in Boston in a pottery class. Along with painting, McLaughlin also enjoys sculpting, writing poetry and photography.

  • When a book is not a Nook

    Technology continues to amaze me. With a few key strokes you can send a message to dozens of friends simultaneously anytime, day or night. Or you can engage in a conversation with someone across the world without long-distance charges by instant messaging.

    You can even do the above via a smartphone or portable device.

    Wondered whatever happened to Oingo Boingo? Me, either.

    But the answer is at the fingertips of those who do.

    Tons of other information is there, too.

  • 'My Week With Marilyn' not worth the hype

    “My Week with Marilyn” has received several nods during awards season but didn’t make it to local theaters. It’s now available for rental.

    The film chronicles young Colin Clark’s experience working on the set of the film “The Prince and the Showgirl” staring Marilyn Monroe and Sir Lawrence Olivier.

  • Making their point: Gene and Barbara Baskett create custom knives

    In his workshop behind his house in Eastview, Gene Baskett is just as likely to be holding mammoth ivory as he is steel.

    For the last 32 years, Baskett has been making custom knives, a craft rooted in an interest that can be traced back many years.

    “Boys like knives,” he explained.

    Baskett, owner of Baskett Custom Knives, joined The Knifemaker’s Guild in 1981 — a year after he started making custom knives — and now sits on the board of directors for the organization.

  • Free concert Sunday honors military

    A free concert honoring members of the military and their families is Sunday at the corner of Vine Street and Woodland Drive in Radcliff.

    Unlimited, Peacemakers, Salsa Rhythms and Come Together Band perform at the event from 3 to 6:30 p.m.

    The bands’ musical genres include gospel, salsa, R&B and jazz.

    While the concert is free and open to the public, donations are accepted. Proceeds benefit Dollars for Dukes and the American Red Cross, sponsor Jeff Kennedy said.