• Here's your chance to be a part of Middle Earth

    Calling all hobbits. The Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School is auditioning all kinds of Middle Earth folk for a spring pro-am production of “The Hobbit.”

    Dwarfs, elves, wizards and humans, among other creatures also are needed.

    Hobbits, as author J.R.R. Tolkien describes them, are about half the height of the big folk of Middle Earth and smaller than bearded dwarfs. They are inclined to be “fat in the stomach” and have furry feet.

  • Saunders Springs Nature Preserve to be featured on KET

    Candyce Clifft will feature Saunders Springs Nature Preserve on Saturday on KET’s next “Louisville Life.”  

    The segment is produced by Radcliff native and 1996 graduate of North Hardin High School Angelic Phelps.

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall, Adrian Bambini of the Radcliff Forestry Board and Radcliff planning director Dale Painter are featured interviews for the segment.

  • Behold the hammer

    "Thor: The Dark World" 
    Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some suggestive content.
    Release date: Nov. 8
    Runtime: 112 minutes
    Rating: Welcome back Thor

  • Glen Rice pays tribute to country legends at the PAC

    The finale of the 2013 Glen Rice Family and Friends Musical Concert Series hits the stage at 7 p.m. Friday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The series, presented by Buffalo Productions, is finishing its eighth season. The performance, featuring local and regional talent, pays tribute to country groups Alabama, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Gatlin Brothers and The Slater Brothers.

  • 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.