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  • Youth sports as good for adults as children

    Guilt. If I’m perfectly honest, that’s how my adventure in coaching started. But despite somewhat ugly beginnings, some things do turn out beautifully.

    This summer, my 4-year-old son was wild about playing soccer. With gusto, we registered with a local youth league, but it turned out more volunteer coaches were needed. To be turned away would have broken his heart — true for most young athletes, I’m sure.

  • Suspense wins over slashers

    If you go: Halloween themed movies play throughout the weekend and on Halloween at the Historic State Theater.
    "Little Shop of Horrors" (1960) - 7 p.m. Thursday, admission is free
    “Night of the Living Dead” – 8 p.m. Friday, admission $3
    “The Goonies” – 2 p.m. Saturday, admission $3
    “Ghostbusters” – 6:45 p.m. Saturday, admission $3
    “Halloween” – 9:15 p.m. Saturday, admission $3

  • 'Sherlock Holmes' comes to Horse Cave

    The Kentucky Repertory Theatre is taking on the most famous detective in literary history with a production of “Sherlock Holmes.”

    Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and William Gillette in 1898, the play was the first dramatized version of Holmes as he battles his nemesis, Professor Moriarty.

    Sets for the play are being created by graphic-novel artist Bret Herholz.

    The show plays at the Kentucky Repertory Theatre in Horse Cave at 7:30 p.m. CDT Friday and Saturday with 2 p.m. CDT matinees on Saturday and Sunday.

  • State Theater offers free showing of cult classic

    A bloodthirsty plant takes root at the Historic State Theater on Thursday when “Little Shop of Horrors” arrives, but admission to the movie won’t feed on the wallets of patrons.

    Admission to the 7 p.m. showing is free.

    “Little Shop of Horrors,” a 1960 cult classic, stars Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph and Mel Welles. The movie also includes actor Jack Nicholson in a small role early in his career.

  • Central Hardin grad gains 'Access' to rock

    Former Cecilia resident and 2011 Central Hardin High School graduate Joey D’Amico recently returned to Hardin County after living in Nashville, and he’s ready to rock.

    As bass guitarist for Ready Access, a pop/punk rock band that formed about a year ago, D’Amico will perform Saturday at ZoZo’s Bar & Grill along with other area bands. The show begins at 9 p.m.

    D’Amico is no stranger to performing music.

  • The Barbarians are coming

    It seems barbarians invaded parts of Meade and Hardin counties. But have no fear, it’s a film crew shooting the “Brothers Barbarian” Web series.

    The crew recently shot season two of the series in places such as Doe Run Inn and Saunders Springs.

    “The first season was pushed out through YouTube, Blip TV and several other channels,” said Tim Gooch, co-creator, director and co-star.

    Total views were approaching 100,000 as of this week.

  • Best-selling author to visit Fort Knox library today

    Jen Lancaster, a New York Times bestselling author, appears at 6:30 p.m. today at Barr Memorial Library in Fort Knox.

    Lancaster has sold more than 1 million books including “Bitter is the New Black,” “Such a Pretty Fat,” “Pretty in Plaid” and “My Fair Lazy.”

    Other works by Lancaster include the novel “If You Were Here” and the memoir “Jeneration X.”

  • Does Kevin James' new comedy bring the boom?

    “Here Comes the Boom”
    Rated PG for bouts of MMA sports violence, some rude humor and language.
    Runtime: 105 minutes
    Release date: Oct. 12
    Rating: Not great but not bad

     

    After suffering through “Paul Blart Mall Cop” a few years ago, I wasn’t thrilled about seeing “Here Comes the Boom,” expecting the same level of stupidity.

    When I left the movie I was surprised, but only slightly.

  • The loss of an amazing man

    A little girl often thinks her daddy is the most amazing man on the planet. She looks to him for advice, protection, guidance and what team to follow in sports.

    My dad was the most amazing man on the planet. He was the strongest man I ever knew in both physical strength and in his faith.

    I lost him this month to a farming accident. I cannot even explain the hole his absence has left but I can tell you a little bit about the man I called Daddy.

  • HCP seeks large cast for 'Joseph'

    Hardin County Playhouse will hold auditions for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Rock, calypso, country and Broadway-style numbers are included in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on the Bible story of Joseph of Canaan.

    Participants will be asked to sing a short selection of a song from the show. All materials are provided and advance preparation is not required.