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  • 'Three Coin' plays at the State Theater

    The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown will feature the classic film “Three Coins in the Fountain” (1954) this weekend.

    Staring Clifton Webb and Dorothy McGuire, the story is a romantic comedy about three American women in Italy wishing for their prince charming. The ladies throw coins into the Trevi Fountain in Rome to help their chances.

    The film is the winner of two Academy Awards, Best Cinematography (color) and Best Original Song for Frank Sinatra’s title song. It also was nominated for Best Picture. 

  • Hardin County native crosses bridge to national concert tour

    The day after his 30th birthday, Hardin County native Shawn Holcomb found himself on stage with his band at a Texas venue playing on a nationally-known rock tour.

    Like Bridges We Burn, a rock band, played Tuesday at Vans Warped Tour in Dallas, as the result of entering Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands 16. After online voting earned them a spot in the top 100 bands for the Dallas area, Like Bridges We Burn and the other 99 bands went before a panel of judges.

    “We were one of four bands picked out of the Dallas area to play,” Holcomb said.

  • Child expenses report kills hope for future

    A recent report on the cost of raising children dealt a crushing blow to parents.

    Analysis of the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed middle-income families with children born in 2011 can expect to spend $234,900 before inflation over the next 17 years. That should cover food, housing, education and child care and other expenses.

    Middle-income families, for purposes of the report, earn between $59,410 and $102,870. Families earning less spend less; families earning more spend more.

  • The slightly amazing Spider Man

    Spider-Man is back in web-slinging action with Andrew Garfield (“The Social Network”) donning the mask.

    Socially awkward Peter Parker is bitten by a spider that turns him into the arachnid hero. The film continues the story of a smart, orphaned kid fighting villains, who usually are the product of science experiments gone wrong.

  • Rocker to salute troops, families at Elizabethtown Founders' Day

    As Elizabethtown celebrates its roots at Founders’ Day on July 4, guests will be treated to a blast from the more recent past.

    Musician John Parr, an England native best known for his ’80s hits “Naughty Naughty” and “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion),” headlines a concert at the event.

    “I am honored to be a part of this very national but personal event,” Parr said.

  • E’town photographer receives international recognition

    An Elizabethtown man has earned international recognition for his black and white photography.

    David Tockzo was among those nominated by an international jury for the seventh annual Black and White Spider Awards held June 9.

    Tockzo’s entry was titled “I Know Thy Grief” and captured a mourner at the funeral for Sgt. Matthew Deckard, an Elizabethtown soldier who died in 2005 while serving in Iraq. The photo was a nominee in the category Photojournalism/Professional.

  • The secret life of Honest Abe

    I can’t believe I am going to say this, but there’s a part of me that liked “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.”

    At least what I saw of it when I wasn’t hiding my eyes from the bloodbath. Seriously, I’m not sure people actually have that much blood in them to splatter when struck with an ax.

    Don’t get me wrong, this film is totally moronic in premise and in what you view on film, but seeing one of the greatest presidents of all time welding an ax is kind of cool in a weird way.

  • Recounting an evening that deserved red-carpet treatment

    I got to walk down the red carpet.

    Really.

    Accompanied by my other half, Rebecca Ricks, I strolled down the prestigiously-adorned entrance to the auditorium for the world premiere of a movie as paparazzi ignited the area with flashes of light like a flurry of lightning bugs converging on an expansive southern garden on a warm summer evening.

    OK, it was one dude with a digital camera.

    It was still pretty cool.

    And it topped off a great evening.

  • Writing contest open to Kentucky authors

    Kentucky authors or writers of works about the Bluegrass State or using the commonwealth as its setting have an opportunity for publication by a nonprofit literary press located in Louisville.

    Sarabande Books is seeking submissions during July for the Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature. The contest strives to focus on Kentucky literature.

    Each year since 2005, Sarabande has awarded publication to one book of short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction, a novella or novellas or a short novel.

  • Elizabethtown band releases digital EP

    Elizabethtown band Boxwine has released a digital EP titled “Highlights and Lowlifes."

    The five-track EP is available for listening at www.spotify.com and available for purchase on iTunes.

    Boxwine is a rock band consisting of lead vocalist Mac Blair; guitarist/vocalist Jeshua Logsdon; guitarist/vocalist Zac Newton; bass guitarist Tyler Coudret; and drummer Eric Garwood.