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  • A bleak future in "Looper"

    “Looper”

    Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug content.

    Runtime: 118 minutes

    Release date: Sept. 28

    Rating: It’s a downer

     

     

    As any time-traveling futuristic movie, “Looper” is a bit hard to explain.

    Think harsh like “12 Monkeys” and not light and fun like “Back to the Future.”

    In fact, “Looper” gives a very bleak view of the not so distant future.

  • Even off-key parents perform little miracles

     

    After more than 30 years of piano teaching, I had experienced all kinds of different parents: Parents who were always two minutes early, parents who were always five minutes late, parents who quibbled over money and parents who arrived at the start of each term with their checkbook open.

  • Mid-Kentucky Chorus to perform special cantata

    Mid-Kentucky Chorus will perform a special cantata as part of the Lincoln Days Celebration and Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit, New Harmonies, on Saturday at St. James Church in Elizabethtown.

    The performance at 7:30 p.m. will honor President Abraham Lincoln and early American music heritage.

    Under the direction of Teresa Tedder, the Mid-Kentucky Chorus will perform the cantata, which includes parts of Lincoln’s famous speeches and key moments in his life as president.

  • Elizabethtown artist throws efforts into creating pottery

    Sitting at a potter’s wheel on the back porch of her Elizabethtown home on a temperate day before autumn, Monique Wright Hanna imagines aloud it is what heaven must be like.

    The fall equinox signifies the completion of summer and transition to fall; likewise, the summer of 2012 signified completion of Hanna’s goal of devoting an entire summer to art. Along with pottery, she produced oil paintings and quilts.

    She set that goal in 1999.

  • Local authors' book signing

    Local authors Stefanie and David Meade will have a book signing from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Hardin County Public Library's main branch in Elizabethtown.

    The Meades also are artists. They self-published and illustrated the young adult fantasy book called “The Falling Girl, Chronicles of the Closed World Book 1.”

    Books can be purchased online at www.barnesandnoble.com and will be avaiable at the signing for $10, cash only.

  • ‘The Sword in the Stone’ coming to State Theater

    Arthurian legend hits the stage for kids when the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati performs a production of “The Sword in the Stone” 4 p.m. Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The 45-minute production is intended for children 12 and younger and will include a 15-minute question and answer session following the play.

    Afterward, interactive study guides will be available in the theater lobby.

    Tickets for the play cost $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger.

  • Paranormal Boot Camp, investigations offered in downtown Elizabethtown

    The News-Enterprise

    Paranormal Boot Camp and investigations of reputedly haunted spots will be offered Saturday.

    The event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riasok Shrine Club at 112 W. Poplar St. in Elizabethtown, will be followed by hosted ghost hunts.

    HardinCounty paranormal investigators Stan Howard, co-founder of Paranormal Activity Search Team of Kentucky (P.A.S.T. of Ky.), and Blane Willcut, P.A.S.T. of Ky. member, are part of a panel of investigators who will conduct classes on a wide range of related subjects.

  • Former Hardin County resident pens book on 'Turkish Stonehenge'

    Former Radcliff resident and Fort Knox High School graduate Joe Plegge has released a self-published nonfiction book.

    Published in September, “Turkish Stonehenge: Gobekli Tepe” details Plegge’s discovery of the purpose of the alignment of the pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southeastern Turkey.

    While researching the 12,000-year-old-site, Plegge said, he noticed something that no one else did. The pillars were purposefully aligned to track the equinoxes and solstices.

    Plegge lives in North Dakota.

  • Heartland Regional Fine Arts Exhibition entry deadline Saturday

    The Central Kentucky Art Guild presents the Heartland Regional Fine Arts Exhibition Oct. 13 through 31. Entry forms to submit artwork are due Saturday.

    The exhibition is open to any artist 18 or older who hand-delivers paintings. Paintings must be original, conceived by the artist and completed within the last four years.

  • Pink slips hit close to home again

    A friend was laid off this month. Unfortunately, he’s added to a long list of friends and relatives who have become economic casualties.

    It’s so sad to see someone who made work their life have that work taken away. You’re troubled, wondering if they have their own safety net. But you’re encouraged, too, counting their skills and connections.

    You hope, too, they aren’t too proud for what’s coming. An unemployment office is a humbling place.