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  • Hardin County native gets into the swing of music

    Spec. Jake Stith can trace his interest in music back to when he was about 6 years old.

    “I got involved in music when I got obsessed with The Beatles from my dad,” Stith said.

    The thing that did it was a TV documentary about The Beatles, which his dad had taped.

    “I just watched it over and over again,” he said.

    The Hardin County native was born and raised in Rineyville and attended Rineyville Elementary School and James T. Alton Middle School, graduating from John Hardin High School in 2005.

  • Via Colori takes to the streets Saturday

    The 4th annual Via Colori, the Italian street painting festival, returns to Elizabethtown on Saturday with a day of art, food, entertainment and more.

    The free event, which is from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., includes large-scale pastel drawings on North Main Street and streets at Public Square, live music, gourmet food, a children’s area, car show and arts and crafts vendors.

  • The sun will come out tomorrow at the PAC

    The story of an orphan who warms the heart of a wealthy tycoon hits the stage this weekend as The Hardin County Schools’ Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School presents this season’s community pro-am production of “Annie.”

    Because of the success of last year’s pro-am production of familiar favorite “Grease,” organizers wanted to feature a family favorite this year.

  • 14-year-old author creates fantasy world

    Fourteen-year-old Kristen Eliassen became an author out of necessity.

    “I couldn’t find anything else to read,” the Vine Grove resident said, explaining she was in public school at the time and had read most of the books in the library.

    Eliassen’s book, “McKinley’s Power,” was released July 29 through www.createspace.com.

  • Fall movie preview

    As the summer fades into fall, the seasons also change at the movies.

    September and October releases usually includes independent films that would have gotten lost in the summer blockbusters and other films that are snuck in between the summer and holiday film seasons.

    Of those releasing this fall there are a couple I’m keeping my eye on, some festival favorites and a few I’ve wondered why they were even made.

  • Ending my relationship ... with summer

    The end is near.

    No, not that one. The end of summer.

    The earmark, for many, was Labor Day, which each year is kind of like the starting gun for the race to autumn.

    I say bring it on.

    Summer, as I might have mentioned in previous columns, is not my favorite season, especially in years with lots of 90-plus days. Those usually translate into days with heat indices of more than 100, and that’s just wrong.

  • Dash of Class: A look at the letter 'E' — Elderberries and eggplant

    All aboard, we are back on our field trip of fruits and vegetables. As we progress down the lanes of the grocery store, one of the first stops is in the produce section. This week we have arrived at the letter E. The pickings are slim in the fruit category, but elderberry was the first to come to my mind. I remember when I was growing up and my Mom would talk about my grandmother making elderberry jelly and my grandfather making elderberry wine. I am not sure if we could even find elderberries in the produce section. They grew elderberries on their farm.

  • Miniature golf and simpler times

    Sometimes I experience small flashes of realization about how complicated I make life.

    It seems like we live in a society obsessed with being entertained.

    Not only being entertained but going to the most hip and expensive place or having the most up-to-date technology that only stays current for a year and then we just have to get the new version.

  • Radcliff will host 'Grease'-themed event tonight

    Grease is the word in Radcliff City Park North on Saturday. The musical film "Grease" (1978), staring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John, will be shown at dark. The park opens at 6 p.m. and the evening will include a car cruise, best 1950s outfit contest, a hula hoop contest and concessions.

    Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating because it it an outdoor event.

    The film is rated PG-13 for sexual content including references, teen smoking and drinking and language.

    For more information, contact (270) 351-4079 or (270) 351-4714.

  • The Chattering Magpies release a relaxation CD/DVD

    The Chattering Magpies, otherwise known as Greta Gillmeister and Lorinda Jones, released their first CD and DVD combo called “Celtic Passages.”

    The relaxation DVD was produced through a collaboration with videographer Dan Boone.

    Using a harp, dulcimer, Irish flute and whistle, the duo performs traditional Celtic music in a collection of airs, jigs, hornpipes, reels and polkas.

    Gillmeister and Jones are music therapists and knew the relaxation CD would come in handy for some “chill out” time.