• Toczko makes his mark again

    Local photographer David Toczko has made another mark in the Kentucky art scene.

    Acclaim Press has published “The Ambassador of Bourbon,” a visual depiction of Marker’s Mark bourbon.

    Toczko was the photographer for the book.

  • National Quartet Convention begins Sunday

    The 55th annual National Quartet Convention is expected to bring together more than 40,000 southern gospel music fans and dozens of acts in Louisville starting Sunday.

    Acts featured at the seven-day event, held at the Kentucky Exposition Center, include The Gaither Vocal Band, The Hoppers, The Kingdom Heirs and many more, according to a press release. Each day, the music starts in the morning and continues until midnight, with nightly concerts at Freedom Hall. For a complete lineup, go to www.nqconline.com.

  • 'Annie Get Your Gun' is a family affair at The PAC

    If you go: “Annie Get Your Gun” performances are 7 p.m. Sept. 7-8, 14-15 and 3 p.m. Sept. 8-9, 15-16 at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School. Tickets are $10 to $25. For information, go to www.thepac.net or call (270) 769-8837.


  • The 'odd' movie about Timothy Green

    “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” is a movie with heart but a storyline that’s hard to buy.

    It is heartwrenching, heartwarming and heartbreaking. But it’s also based on a strange premise that disconnects it from the rest of the film.

  • Classic western 'High Noon' offered at Historic State Theater

    The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown is expecting visitors to show up for a showdown when “High Noon” hits the screen Friday and Saturday.

    Showings of the film will be 7 p.m. Friday and 2 pm. and 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost $5.

    The classic 1952 western, which stars Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, tells the story of a retiring lawman who is compelled to face a man he sent to prison years earlier who wants to exact revenge.

  • Small part, big fun on set for independent film

    The time had arrived.

    For months my girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks, and I had anticipated this day. We had parts in a scene being filmed for a forthcoming independent film.

    Very brief, nonspeaking parts, but you know what they say: There are no small roles, only small actors or small people or something else small or, like, you’re really petty or something if you’re not a team player, or yes, we have no bananas, or something. Anyway, you get the picture.

  • John Hardin senior claims two TCGMA awards

    John Hardin High School senior and country and contemporary Christian musician Josh Proctor collected two of the three awards for which he was nominated by the Tennessee Country and Gospel Music Association.

    Proctor took home the Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year awards Sunday from the TCGMA. He also had been nominated for Songwriter of the Year.

    The Elizabethtown singer and songwriter is 18.

  • Local artist featured in Frankfort exhibit

    Theresa Shelton, an artist from Vine Grove, was selected as an exhibitor in the first Art in the Gardens at Liberty Hall fine arts fair Labor Day weekend in downtown Frankfort.

    Shelton specializes in tranquil scenes from the Midwest and still life paintings from the garden.

    Art has been a part of her life since youth, and she was able to become a full-time artist last year.

  • John Hardin singer/songwriter finds home, success in spotlight

    Starting only earlier this year to perform music gigs, high school student Josh Proctor has already managed to catch the attention of those in the entertainment business.

    Proctor, a senior at John Hardin High School, this year received three nominations from the Tennessee Country and Gospel Music Association. He is nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year, Entertainer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.

    “It was mind-blowing,” Proctor, of Elizabethtown, said of finding out about his nominations.

  • No rush for 'Premium Rush'

    From the previews that ran before “Premium Rush,” it’s clear that it’s the time of year when big names show up in not so big movies. Yep, it’s fall movie season.

    “Premium Rush” starts strong with music by The Who, and then kind of coasts downhill through the rest of the film.

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“The Dark Knight”) is known for finding smaller, quirky films to fit in between his larger film roles. This particular film would better fit as a pilot for a television drama.