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  • You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one

    Once upon a time there was a little girl who dreamed big dreams. She grew up on a farm in rural Kentucky but her dreams spread far across the stars.

    There were many things she dreamed of becoming and most of them were drawn from things she had seen in a film or read in a book. Oh, the dangers of reading a book, to believe in the impossible.

  • Seven to Shine dreaming of big time

    Three local musicians have Nashville dreams as they share the stage in a newly formed group, Seven to Shine.

    Zac Charles, Josh Proctor and Rebekah Lynn had solo careers of their own until they teamed up three months ago to form the country band.

    Charles posted a flyer at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College about wanting to form a band. Proctor saw it and they decided to work together. They decided they needed a woman to produce the sound they wanted. Proctor previously worked with Lynn, and it all came together.

  • Accomplishing goals without making resolutions

    Each year about this time, people begin thinking about resolutions they will make for the New Year.

    I’m not one of them.

    Sure, I’ve written a column or two about making resolutions, but the gist of those columns generally has been that I’m unsuccessful at keeping New Year’s resolutions.

  • Ron Burgundy's odd humor returns in Anchorman sequel

    “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”
    Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, drug use, language and comic violence.
    Release date: Dec. 18
    Runtime: 119 minutes
    Rating: Slightly funny

  • Nutcracker Festival expands on popular events

    A pair of holiday traditions at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center will expand to include more events, transforming into a festival.

    The Nutcracker Festival not only will feature “The Nutcracker Ballet” and “Clara’s Tea Party” — two Christmas favorites — it offers a special free Dance-a-long Nutcracker concert, open market of sweets and other items and a Festival of Nutcrackers.

    “We always like to offer something a little bit new,” said Diane Hafer, PAC secretary.

  • Big deals aren't that big anymore

    He walked into the kitchen balancing a nickel on the end of his tongue.

    “Get that out of your mouth right now. If you swallow it, you will die,” I told my son.

    I was on the phone with my mother. And the warning was so automatic; I didn’t even move the phone away from my face to give it.

  • Local author, Alzheimer's patient, writes devotional book

    Local author Paul Hornback’s life was changed with the diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s disease. His devotional book “God Still Remembers Me” is written for others affected by the disease. 

    Hornback, a former U.S. Marine Corps pilot and civilian engineer for the Department of Defense, didn’t expect to face Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 55.

  • 'Saving Mr. Banks' is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

    “Saving Mr. Banks”
    Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some unsettling images
    Release date: Dec. 20
    Runtime: 125 minutes
    Rating: Excellence in film

    Sometimes you come across a film that is so beautiful you can’t help but love it. This is the case for “Saving Mr. Banks.”

  • Bart Lovins to appear in fundraiser comedy for HCP

    From the top of his jingle bell hat to the bottom of his elf-shoed feet, Bart Lovins is ready to play Crumpet the Elf in David Sedaris’ “The Santaland Diaries.”

    The Hardin County Playhouse production is a fundraiser starring Lovins, director of the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    “Santaland Diaries” originally came to the public eye as a yearly broadcast on NPR, later adapted for the stage as a one-man show.

    The show, Lovins said, has a cult following.

  • Eastern Kentucky pianist to perform in concert

    Pianist Kory Caudill will tickle the ivories when the Historic State Theater presents “An Instrumental Christmas” at 7 p.m. Monday.

    Emily West, Historic State Theater executive director, said the show will mark the first time a grand piano will be on the theater stage. Nine other musicians will join Caudill, she said.

    West said while the show primarily is instrumental, a few of the songs will have vocals.