• Singles should stay true to standards

    For a single person, Valentine’s Day is about as fun as getting your teeth pulled.

    Even though it’s kind of a non-holiday, it’s treated like the most romantic day of the year. Insert gagging noises here.

    But my point isn’t to berate or belittle Valentine’s Day; it’s to let all the single ladies out there know you’re not alone.

    The trap many women fall into, especially if they are feeling lonely on a day like Valentine’s Day, is they go out looking for someone rather than the one.

  • Love alive in movies: Romantic comedies, tear jerkers among favorite Valentine’s Day flicks

    It’s Valentine’s Day and as far as movies are concerned chick flicks rule the day.

    There’s no shortage of Valentine’s movie marathon material. I prefer a good, old-fashioned romantic comedy rather than a dramatic tear jerker. Here are some suggestions, starting with a few classics.

  • Scandal in a small Texas town hits the stage this weekend

    Hardin County Playhouse actors tell a story of scandal in a Texas town when they present “Sordid Lives,” which opens tonight.

    In the play, set in the late 1990s, scandal erupts after Peggy Ingram dies in a seedy motel room, actor Jorge Lopez said.

    As the play develops, this incident triggers a chain reaction that changes her entire family.

  • State Theater to show 'Hook'

    Getting to Neverland need not be a matter of taking the “second star to the right” and going “straight out till morning,” when the Historic State Theater presents “Hook” on Friday and Saturday.

    The 1991 movie starring Dustin Hoffman in the title role and Robin Williams as Peter Pan shows at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee.

  • Life's joys worth a few scrapes and bruises

    A couple Fridays ago, when many in Hardin County were waking up to an ice-covered world, our Pomeranian, Tybalt, discovered the hazards of weather.

    In his normal fashion, after my significant other, Rebecca, attached his leash, Tybalt excitedly ran out ahead of her as she opened the back door to take him out. He was greeted by an icy concrete porch and patio that resulted in a few slips before he could regain his footing.

  • For the love of zombies: 'Warm Bodies' a smart, funny story of the undead

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day audiences, Hollywood releases a zombie love story. You knew, after the success of the vampire-human romance in “Twilight” and the popularity of zombies, it was coming.

    “Warm Bodies” is the story of a young zombie, R, who falls in love with a human, Julie. If the names R and Julie make you think of another pair of star-crossed lovers, that was the film’s intention. There’s even a balcony scene thrown in the midst of zombie madness.

  • HCP looks for 'Twelve Angry Jurors'

    Hardin County Playhouse is hoping area actors answer the call to jury duty when it holds auditions Monday and Tuesday for its production of “Twelve Angry Jurors.”

    Auditions begin at 6:30 p.m. each day at Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater. Needed are 13 men and women who are of believable age for jury selection.

    Those auditioning will read from scripts with other actors. Prepared material is not needed.

  • Artist uses 'elements of life' to create pieces

    The driftwood, metals, bones and shells Willie Rascoe collects in the woods and along the lakes and rivers of western Kentucky mean more to him than their face value.

    “All these elements of life are natural God-given elements of life,” the Hopkinsville artist said.

    His work is on exhibit at Elizabethtown Community Technical College’s Morrison Gallery until Wednesday.

  • Bestselling author to visit Fort Knox

    New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner will be at Barr Memorial Library at Fort Knox at noon Feb. 7.

    She will discuss and sign her newest suspense book, “Touch & Go,” which will be released next week. The plot follows a private investigator looking into the disappearance of a family. There are no witnesses, motives or ransoms to aid the investigator’s work.

    Her novels also have been adapted for television. She’s written 16 bestsellers including two series.

  • Sherry Pearl’s art on display

    Sherry Pearl’s Color the World art exhibit opens Saturday at Wild Earth Gallery in downtown Elizabethtown.

    The exhibit showcases Pearl’s colorful pop-art style. Pearl uses bright, acrylic colors, breaking many traditional rules of art in what she calls “whimsical art.”

    This is her first local exhibit that features familiar characters in her painting Red and Wolf as well as other popular paintings such as Mother Earth, Mermaid and Blue Couch.