• Welcoming pitter-patter of little feet

    Lately I’ve been hearing the pitter-patter of little feet in my home.

    Yep. My significant other, Rebecca Ricks, and I got a bundle of joy a couple of weeks ago.

    We’re fostering the little girl, and she’s keeping us on our toes.

    Even though she’s just a little more than 4 months old, she has an incredible amount of energy. I sometimes wonder how she can contain herself when I leave her in her crate when Rebecca and I have to be away from our home.

    Oh, did I forget to mention the new temporary addition is a puppy?

  • One Direction hits the big screen

    A band of British guys invades American shores once again in “One Direction: This is Us.”

    Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, aka One Direction, have taken the world by storm and stolen the hearts of teeny-bopper girls everywhere.

    In this rockumentary, the boys take audiences behind the scenes of their world tour and reveal their true nature — goofy.

  • Blues and barbecue come to Fort Knox's Eastman Park

    The sweet smell of barbecue and sounds of blues music will fill Eastman Park at Fort Knox beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday.

    Blues performers Mavis Staples, Kenny Neal and Kim Massie will be on stage during the free event.

    Staples, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, was part of the family gospel group The Staple Sisters who performed the songs “I’ll Take You There” and “Respect Yourself.”

  • Candlefly set to soar in Hardin County

    Members of the Elizabethtown band Candlefly want their music to be better known than their namesake.

    The rock band’s name is an archaic term for a moth.

    “I have to give my mother-in-law credit for that,” bassist Scotty Lafollette said.

    Lafollette, 35, looked up the word when his mother-in-law used it to describe an insect. Though the insect she had referred to wasn’t the moth he found referenced, he liked the word.

  • Bestselling author Linwood Barclay visits Barr Memorial Library

    Bestselling author Linwood Barclay visits Barr Memorial Library at Fort Knox at 6 tonight.

    The author of “The Accident,” “Never Look Away” and “Trust Your Eyes” will discuss and sign his latest book, “A Tap on the Window.” Soldiers attending in uniform will receive a free autographed copy of one of his books. A limited number of copies are available.

  • Hang around, summer

    It’s tempting this time of year to yearn for fall. Rush along, summer, we’ve had enough of your grass-browning, makeup-melting ways.

    But somehow I’m not ready to anticipate fall color, pumpkin patches or even those perfect-blue October skies. Heading into its unofficial end, I hope summer stays around a little while.

  • "Emperor" fails to hook its audience

    Rated PG-13 for violent content, brief strong language and smoking (historical).
    Release date: Limited theater release March of 2013, DVD release August 13
    Runtime: 105 minutes
    Rating: Not as good as it could be

  • Children's author holds book reading, signing

    Children’s book author Lenora Rodgers will host a book reading and signing 6 p.m. Monday at the Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown.

    Rodgers, who is from Elizabethtown, will read and sign her book “A Fairy Long Night,” which is the first in her Zak and Zeke series. She will be joined at the library event by Upton artist Terry Wise, who illustrated the book.

    In addition to reading and signing, Rodgers will have two free book giveaways. Wise will have two giveaways for color illustrations.

  • Missoula Children’s Theatre presents 'Jack and the Beanstalk'

    Local children get their chance to shine as The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents “Jack and the Beanstalk” at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    MCT is a touring educational children’s theater from Montana It is the 38th year for the international tour project, tour actor and director Kirsten Paisley said.

  • HCP holds 'Mousetrap' auditions

    Auditions for the Hardin County Playhouse production of the longest-running play in history are 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

    No preparation is needed for the auditions for “The Mousetrap” at Plum Alley Theater at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Needed for the play are five men and three women of varying ages, HCP artistic director Bo Cecil said. Readings from the script will be provided, he said.