• The water's lukewarm in 'Chasing Mavericks'

    In a world where movies tend to go big or go home, today’s audiences expect excellence in every venture to the big screen.

    That’s where movies like “Chasing Mavericks” fail. It’s not a blockbuster, but it’s not a flop either. It lives in that dangerous in-between that dooms films to a quick trip to DVD or downloadable media.

    It’s the true story of Jay Moriarity (Jonny Weston), a young man whose father left him as a child and grows up dreaming of surfing the big waves.

  • Coping with loss not limited to humans

    Tybalt hasn’t been himself lately.

    Our black Pomeranian has been out of sorts since his playmate, another black Pomeranian, named Nanook, had to be euthanized in July. Nanook’s health had declined rapidly and to the point he was in extreme pain.

    Since then, Tybalt’s behavior has been a little erratic and more than a little heartbreaking.

  • Do the 'Time Warp' with HCP

    Hardin County Playhouse hopes area residents will “come up to the lab and see what's on the slab,” just like the musical invitation offered in its production of “The Rocky Horror Show.”

    The cult classic play will be presented at 7 p.m. today and 11 p.m. Saturday at Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater complex.

    “The Rocky Horror Show,” which debuted in London in 1973, was made into the film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” which premiered in 1975 and often gets midnight showings.

  • Youth sports as good for adults as children

    Guilt. If I’m perfectly honest, that’s how my adventure in coaching started. But despite somewhat ugly beginnings, some things do turn out beautifully.

    This summer, my 4-year-old son was wild about playing soccer. With gusto, we registered with a local youth league, but it turned out more volunteer coaches were needed. To be turned away would have broken his heart — true for most young athletes, I’m sure.

  • Suspense wins over slashers

    If you go: Halloween themed movies play throughout the weekend and on Halloween at the Historic State Theater.
    "Little Shop of Horrors" (1960) - 7 p.m. Thursday, admission is free
    “Night of the Living Dead” – 8 p.m. Friday, admission $3
    “The Goonies” – 2 p.m. Saturday, admission $3
    “Ghostbusters” – 6:45 p.m. Saturday, admission $3
    “Halloween” – 9:15 p.m. Saturday, admission $3

  • 'Sherlock Holmes' comes to Horse Cave

    The Kentucky Repertory Theatre is taking on the most famous detective in literary history with a production of “Sherlock Holmes.”

    Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and William Gillette in 1898, the play was the first dramatized version of Holmes as he battles his nemesis, Professor Moriarty.

    Sets for the play are being created by graphic-novel artist Bret Herholz.

    The show plays at the Kentucky Repertory Theatre in Horse Cave at 7:30 p.m. CDT Friday and Saturday with 2 p.m. CDT matinees on Saturday and Sunday.

  • State Theater offers free showing of cult classic

    A bloodthirsty plant takes root at the Historic State Theater on Thursday when “Little Shop of Horrors” arrives, but admission to the movie won’t feed on the wallets of patrons.

    Admission to the 7 p.m. showing is free.

    “Little Shop of Horrors,” a 1960 cult classic, stars Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph and Mel Welles. The movie also includes actor Jack Nicholson in a small role early in his career.

  • Central Hardin grad gains 'Access' to rock

    Former Cecilia resident and 2011 Central Hardin High School graduate Joey D’Amico recently returned to Hardin County after living in Nashville, and he’s ready to rock.

    As bass guitarist for Ready Access, a pop/punk rock band that formed about a year ago, D’Amico will perform Saturday at ZoZo’s Bar & Grill along with other area bands. The show begins at 9 p.m.

    D’Amico is no stranger to performing music.

  • The Barbarians are coming

    It seems barbarians invaded parts of Meade and Hardin counties. But have no fear, it’s a film crew shooting the “Brothers Barbarian” Web series.

    The crew recently shot season two of the series in places such as Doe Run Inn and Saunders Springs.

    “The first season was pushed out through YouTube, Blip TV and several other channels,” said Tim Gooch, co-creator, director and co-star.

    Total views were approaching 100,000 as of this week.

  • Best-selling author to visit Fort Knox library today

    Jen Lancaster, a New York Times bestselling author, appears at 6:30 p.m. today at Barr Memorial Library in Fort Knox.

    Lancaster has sold more than 1 million books including “Bitter is the New Black,” “Such a Pretty Fat,” “Pretty in Plaid” and “My Fair Lazy.”

    Other works by Lancaster include the novel “If You Were Here” and the memoir “Jeneration X.”