• Hodgenville woman creates art under glass

    When artist Nancy Musika needs creative inspiration for her glass paintings it’s as close as her front door.

    On her wooded property in Hodgenville, birds and animals find a friend in Musika, who often provides food for them.

    “I really love nature, and I love wildlife. I have a terrific respect for wildlife,” Musika said.

    That love of wildlife frequently translates to an art project.

    “Really, the process starts with me seeing a bird or something I just love,” she said.

  • Tickets on sale for Mandisa's October concert

    Tickets went on sale Monday for Christian recording artist Mandisa in concert at Severns Valley Baptist Church.

    The concert, set for 7 p.m. Oct. 10 and promoted by 88.5 WJIE, also features Brandon Heath.

    “We are very excited to welcome Mandisa and Brandon Heath to Elizabethtown,” WJIE radio personality Chris Crain said. “That community really supports Christian music and we hope they will do that with this show.”  

    Mandisa first become popular on the fifth season of “American Idol.”

  • 'Rocky Horror' to have auditions in Bardstown

    In October, the Dark Alley Players, sponsored by Bardstown Community Theatre, will present Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show.”

    Auditions are from 2-5 p.m. Sunday and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Bardstown/Nelson County Civic Center at 321 S. Third St. in Bardstown.

    Because of adult themes, the auditions are for adults ages 18 and older. Those auditioning need to prepare a short monologue, vocal performance, a choreographed dance number and readings from the script.

  • The world of 'Cars' takes to the sky in 'Planes'

    Rated PG for some mild action and rude humor
    Release date: Aug. 9
    Runtime: 92 minutes
    Rating: Basically, “Cars” in the sky

    Dusty the crop duster gets his chance to make it in the big race when Disney’s “Planes” takes flight Friday in theaters.

    It’s the story of a farm plane who dreams of competing against the best racers in the world.

  • Claws are back in 'The Wolverine'

    Hugh Jackman sharpens his claws for the sixth time to play “The Wolverine.”

    The story picks up after the death of Jean Grey who turned into the evil dark Phoenix in the third X-Men film, “X-Men: The Last Stand.” Audiences new to Wolverine’s story may find themselves confused if they haven’t seen X3.

    They may be even more confused if they watch the films as they were released, which are not chronological. The previous Wolverine movie “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” takes place decades before this one.

  • A small step into further nerdiness

    It happened a few months ago.

    Sitting nervously at the computer, I hit “bid.” Then emails popped up telling me when I was outbid. I’d cautiously go back to the computer, increasing my bid until that final moment when I was informed the prize was mine.

    Then the excitement faded and I thought, “What did I just do?”
    What I did was cross over into the world of becoming a collector. What I bought was an action figure.

  • Local band of teens sets eyes on Nashville

    A local country group’s goal is obvious. It’s in the band’s name. Tennessee Bound is a group of five Elizabethtown teenagers with its eyes set on making it in Nashville.

    Kevin Jaggers (lead singer and guitar), Austin Barnes (drummer) and Jake Keplinger (rhythm guitar) began playing together in 2009. When they started looking at options of playing in Nashville, they knew they needed a new dynamic and added brothers Collie (lead guitar) and Reilly Crawford (bass).

  • Historical book includes Hardin County, Lincoln ties

    Early settlers of Hardin County are among those represented in the latest in a series of books by a Kansas author who found help in her research from two Elizabethtown residents.

    “A Journey of Voices: Stewards of the Land” is the second in a series of historical books by Diane Gladow. It tells the story of the Crume family which is connected to Abraham Lincoln’s family.

    “They are my mother’s family,” Gladow said. “She was a Crume.”

  • 'Red 2' hits the mark

    “Red 2” continues the adventures of ex-CIA agent Frank Moses, played again by Bruce Willis, and his rag-tag spy friends.

    The film has action, comedy and actors who are 55 and older showing they still can handle an action film. The youngest star of the flick in his 40s, and that’s a good thing.

  • Chronicles of the heat

    N-E Newsroom Log 23JL2K13: Last week the personnel environment appeasement unit, which some call “air conditioning,” began malfunctioning on my side of the base of operations.

    Despite a day without the adjusted atmosphere provided by the unit, we scraped by, taking breaks as needed to revive ourselves at other locations in The N-E mothership where other P.E.A. units remain intact and functioning. Thanks to the actions of an off-site assistance crew, who managed to provide a temporary repair, we were but a day without atmospheric relief.