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  • How a shoebox can save a life

    In the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping, parents often have a list a mile long of things their kids want. But around the world, children gather for one simple gift, maybe the only gift they’ll get that year.

    The gift is a shoebox full of toys, candy and hygiene items packed by people halfway across the world they will never meet. But sometimes the connections made through those shoeboxes can save a life.

  • ECTC exhibit features light modulators

    An exhibit featuring light modulators is on display at Morrison Art Gallery at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    “WT Stinson: Amalgam” is on exhibit through Dec. 5 in the art gallery in the James S. Owen Building.

    Stinson, who was born in Elizabethtown, lives in Bowling Green and teaches and creates art.

    The exhibit is free and open to the public.

    A closing reception is Dec. 5.

    For information, call Rachel L. Ray at 270-706-8507.

  • Event to celebrate release of worship CD

    The New-Enterprise

    A duet of area musicians are hosting a CD release event at 7 p.m. Friday at the Bridge Community Church in Elizabethtown.

    The event, held at the church at 6746 S. Wilson Road, is a celebration by Joanna Black and Lyndsay Taylor for the release of their duet worship CD “Beloved.”

    Black and Taylor will sing songs from “Beloved” and perform other music.
    Black is a Christian musician who has recorded three CDs with her husband, Matt.

  • Investigating things that go bump in the night

    Something has been going bump in the night in my home. Both my significant other, Rebecca Ricks, and I have experienced it.

    It started some weeks ago, but the activity has increased.

    Could this be paranormal and because of the Halloween season?

    Nah. It’s our Pomeranian.

    It is in part because our newest family member, a black Pomeranian puppy named Zorro that wouldn’t weigh 2 pounds soaking wet. He’s not going bump in the night, but he does play a role.

  • State Theater hosts local rockabilly band

    Rockabilly music will fill the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown when it hosts a concert Saturday by a local group.

    Elizabethtown band 3GC takes the stage at 7:30 p.m.

    3GC consists of Wade Perry, vocals and lead guitar; Jason Dowell, upright bass; Steve Perry, steel guitar; and Eric Baldwin, drums.

    The band took its name from a custom garage they ran years ago in Elizabethtown with a friend. It stands for 3 Guys Customs.

    Louisville singer/songwriter Nick Dittmeier is a special guest.

  • Hypnotist to keep audience entranced

    The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown expects audience members to be spellbound when it offers its Adults Only Halloween Party on Friday night featuring a hypnotist.

    Jon Saint Germain provides the evening’s entertainment beginning at 8 p.m.

    Germain, who is credited at his website, www.jonsaintgermain.com, with being a thought reader, expert in hand analysis and student of the human mind, turns the audience into part of the show through hypnosis.

  • Young movie-goers weigh in on their favorite flicks

    The children’s film industry is huge. In fact, of the 20 top-grossing films of 2012, six were animated, earning a total of around $2 billion.

    On top of theater earnings, there are many children’s films that go straight to rental/DVD. But among those rentals, there are some duds. If you are not careful you might have to sit through a film called “The Talking Cat.”

  • Progressive dinner set for Nov. 9 Second Saturday

    As part of downtown Elizabethtown’s Second Saturday event, Brown-Pusey House, Wild Earth Gallery and Sugar Fashion Cakes will host a progressive dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9.

    The meal starts at Wild Earth Gallery with salads and appetizers. Then, heavy hors d’ouevres will be served at Brown-Pusey House. Dinner wraps up with dessert at Sugar Fashion Cakes.

  • Concert to thank customers

    WJCR-FM 90.1 is showing its appreciation for listeners with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    “The Listener Appreciation Concert is our way of saying thank you for listening to and supporting our stations,” station manager Gary Richardson said. “Without the support of our listeners there would be no stations.”

  • Mountain traditions are firm in central Kentucky

    Hardin County plays host to the Traditional Music Festival for the 19th year this weekend. The centerpiece of the festival is the mountain dulcimer and musicians say it remains a relevant instrument because it is easy to play and the tunes are familiar.

    “The mountain dulcimer was born out of a desire for an instrument that had a drone sound or a similarity to the bagpipe sound as many of the Appalachian ancestors would have remembered from Scotland and Ireland,” said Pam Story of the Heartland Dulcimer Club.