• Bart Lovins to appear in fundraiser comedy for HCP

    From the top of his jingle bell hat to the bottom of his elf-shoed feet, Bart Lovins is ready to play Crumpet the Elf in David Sedaris’ “The Santaland Diaries.”

    The Hardin County Playhouse production is a fundraiser starring Lovins, director of the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    “Santaland Diaries” originally came to the public eye as a yearly broadcast on NPR, later adapted for the stage as a one-man show.

    The show, Lovins said, has a cult following.

  • Eastern Kentucky pianist to perform in concert

    Pianist Kory Caudill will tickle the ivories when the Historic State Theater presents “An Instrumental Christmas” at 7 p.m. Monday.

    Emily West, Historic State Theater executive director, said the show will mark the first time a grand piano will be on the theater stage. Nine other musicians will join Caudill, she said.

    West said while the show primarily is instrumental, a few of the songs will have vocals.

  • Retired Elizabethtown soldier pens first novel

    Elizabethtown author Howard T. Robinson began writing stories at about the age of 7.

    Forty years later, Robinson has published “Fallen Bridges,” his first novel.

    “I would describe it as a story that identifies the importance of truth-telling and openness,” Robinson said.

    Robinson said he realized over the years “people hold things to themselves because they’re afraid.”

  • Contending with the Mark of Zorro

    I think it is the true nature of Pomeranians to conclude everything brought into their worlds is there for the sole purpose of their enjoyment.

    Add to that the Pomeranian is a puppy — like our latest canine companion, Zorro — and not only is the item there just for that puppy, but it magically becomes his item to chew, wrestle and carry around.

  • ECTC Choristers, others to present free Holiday Concert

    A free concert at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College continues a tradition that began with the opening of the college.

    The Holiday Concert by the ECTC Choristers, which is open to the public, is at 7 p.m. today in the Morrison Gallery at ECTC.

  • Glen Rice to sing memories of Christmas

    Glen Rice and friends ring in the season at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the LaRue County High School theater in Hodgenville.

    The show, titled “Memories of Christmas,” features traditional and gospel holiday favorites as well as original songs.

    Amber Martin, Pat Portman, Roger Conley, Camille Turner, Ron Benningfield, Eddie Black, Wayne Sexton, Glenn Williams, Lou Bingham and Teri Lynn Dandy all will appear on stage.

    The fourth district choirs of Abraham Lincoln and Hodgenville Elementary schools also will perform.

  • Leitchfield author Adamson to sign his latest book

    Author Dr. Jerry Adamson will sign his latest book, “3M-Making Marriage Meaningful,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Barnes and Noble in Elizabethtown.

    The book is a compilation of two years of weekly newspaper columns highlighting what he’s seen in his counseling practice.

    He features practical advice in dealing with marriage and other issues in life. The book also has served as a handbook for counselors and ministers.

  • Acoustic Guitar Masters series brings two performers to the PAC

    The Acoustic Guitar Masters Concert Series welcomes Tim Grimm and Antsy McClain back to a local stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hardin County Schools’ Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    Tim Grimm of Indiana is a songwriter who has appeared on stage and screen, once along side Harrison Ford in “Clear and Present Danger.”

    His 2007 concept album “Wilderness Plots” was featured in two PBS programs that were nominated for Emmy Awards.

  • Children abound in HCP's Christmas production

    An old adage warns actors should never work with children or animals. When Hardin County Playhouse presents their production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” today through Sunday and Dec. 12 through 15, there will be plenty of the former on stage.

    “This is definitely a kid-centered show,” director Bo Cecil said.

    “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” is double-cast with about 90 actors, most of whom are children, Cecil said. Actors ranging in age from 5 to 21 fill the roles of children.

  • Vince Vaughn finds himself in an unusual predicament in 'Delivery Man'

    “Delivery Man”
    Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content, some drug material, brief violence and language
    Release date: Nov. 22
    Runtime: 105 minutes
    Rating: Not hilarious but OK

    With a few comic moments speckled throughout, “Delivery Man” takes a look at personal responsibility and a bit of a moral dilemma.