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  • Children's author holds story hour reading, book signing

    A Hardin County author is the featured guest during a special story hour and book signing for the release of his children’s book.

    Erin Bohannon, who published “Crabby and the Shoofly,” appears at Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday.

    Bohannon will read his book and be on hand afterward to sign copies.

    “Crabby and the Shoofly” tells the tale of a crab that becomes lost and gets help from a fly to find his way home.

  • 'White Christmas' shows at Historic State Theater

    Holiday treats and horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered to get patrons in the Christmas spirit when the Historic State Theater holds showings of “White Christmas.”

    The 1954 holiday classic, starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney, plays at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

    Known for Crosby’s famous rendition of “White Christmas,” the movie involves a song and dance duo who get involved with a sister act and try to save a failing Vermont inn.

  • Christmas spirit starts early for writer

    As the year rolls on quickly to its end, I find myself faced with the challenge of finding the time to get into the Christmas spirit.

    This might not be a problem for most; diving into the holiday season right after Thanksgiving is plenty of time for many.

    Not me.

    It really takes me quite a while to work myself into the Christmas spirit. If I had to wait until the end of November to start decorating, I probably wouldn’t even make the effort.

  • Sherlock Holmes is even better the second time around

    Guy Ritchie and the Sherlock Holmes gang have successfully created a sequel even better than its predecessor in “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.”

    The film gives several nods to the original works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. First, Dr. Watson is writing the story. In most of the Holmes books, Watson is chronicling the duo’s adventure.

  • Musical group releasing Civil War CD has local ties

    A group of mostly Kentucky musicians, including a former Hardin County resident, has released a CD of Civil War compositions.

    “Hardtack & Saddlesores,” produced in Hodgenville, is a collection of original ballads and instrumentals about the Civil War with a few traditional songs included.

  • Area will host several Christmas music performances this weekend

    The Christmas season is in full swing and several musical options this weekend can start your holiday juices flowing.

    National a cappella group Street Corner Symphony will perform a concert at the Historic State Theater at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

    The group gained a national audience when they competed on NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” season two. It ended the competition as runner-up.

  • Pastor to sign copies of 'Sacred Places of Kentucky'

    A local pastor helped pen “Sacred Places of Kentucky,” a coffee table book, and is part of a book signing Sunday.

    From 2 to 4 p.m., the Rev. Roger Jasper, pastor of Living Faith Baptist Fellowship, signs copies of the book at the church, at 207 Corporate Drive in Elizabethtown. Co-author Amanda Harvey and photographers Wes and Stacy Battoclette also are signing books.

    The book contains 156 pages including photos of Kentucky’s inspirational sacred places, from large cathedrals to small country churches.

  • Classic Christmas story gets additional spirits for HCP production

    Take a classic Christmas story, add allusions to “The Wizard of Oz,” stir in what amounts to a ghostly Greek chorus and you’ll have an idea of what to expect from Hardin County Playhouse’s latest production, “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas.”

    “I wanted to provide a spectacle,” HCP artistic director Bo Cecil said.

    “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas” is a version of the perennially favorite story with bleaker elements and more ghosts.

  • The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear ... and watching 'Elf'

    One of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season is to watch Christmas movies.

    A basket full of them sits by my television all season long. Snoopy, the Griswolds, Santa, various reindeer, George Bailey, some wise men and a Grinch all are included.

    But one Christmas movie has trumped all others lately — mainly because it’s full of Christmas cheer, which I hear comes from singing loudly for all to hear.

  • All-star cast falls short of greatness in 'New Year's Eve'

    To follow up director Garry Marshall’s flop “Valentine’s Day,” he now adds another holiday titled film to his resume in “New Year’s Eve.”

    Half of Hollywood seems to have showed up for this one as a variety of story lines weave together to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

    The concept of a multi-story film with multiple celebrities is not new. The British comedy “Love Actually” set the bar high for this kind of movie and other films often slip under that bar.