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  • 30 years of space exploration ends

    Since 1981, America has been sending shuttles into space. Sadly, that era ended July 21 when space shuttle Atlantis touched down for the very last time.

    Growing up, I wanted to be several things: an archeologist, jet fighter pilot, movie director and astronaut. For me, space is fascinating. Granted, much of what I enjoy about space is probably derived from fiction, namely “Star Wars.” But the actual true and legitimate outer space always has engaged my brain.

  • Comedy Caravan comes to the State

    Rich Ragains, author of “No Excuse Dad” headlines the show. He’s appeared on the Bob and Tom radio show, CMT’s “Comedy Hour” and CMT’s “Greatest Redneck Moments.”

  • Local author holds book signing

    Local author and attorney Stephen Van Zant has a book signing at 6 p.m. Monday at the Hardin County Public Library. His book “Far From Good,” published by WinePress Publishing, is his first young adult novel.

    Van Zant also is available to talk about his book and what inspired him to write it. 

    He describes the novel as a coming-of-age story focusing on Sam Cray during the summer of 1975. As Cray is adjusting to his parents’ divorce, a fight between a friend and a football coach require him to make a life-altering decision.

  • Ready to lasso some aliens?

    A movie directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”) backed by executive producer Stephen Spielberg (“Super 8”) and producer Ron Howard (“Angels and Demons”) and staring Daniel Craig (James Bond) and Harrison Ford (“Star Wars”) should be expected to be a summer blockbuster. “Cowboys & Aliens” has all this plus, well, cowboys and aliens.

  • Music that comes through emotion

    For Holly Brim, music is an extension of one’s soul.

    “Whatever is happening on the inside always comes out in my music,” Brim said. “I like singing for fun as well, but for me the songs I sing have some type of emotional or spiritual connection.”

    Listeners look for something real today, she said.

    “I try to convey a realness through music,” Brim said.

  • Dash of Class: Becky Bauer is one of Hardin County's finest cooks

    I first met this month’s honoree when she was named Hardin County’s ExCEL Award winner. I also worked with her as her son, Paul, was an actor in Andy Zagar’s musical productions at West Hardin Middle School and then appeared on stage in Youth Theatre of Hardin County’s performances.

    This lady is so talented and outgoing, and I recently learned she also is an outstanding cook. Today’s honoree as “One of Hardin County’s Finest Cooks” is Becky Bauer, teacher at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School in Elizabethtown.

  • HCP production brings "Peanuts" comic strip to life

    The scenes are familiar to many: the perennially downtrodden, yet persevering, kid once again trying to fly a kite when all his past attempts have gone woefully awry; the anthropomorphized beagle astride his doghouse in a deadly dogfight with the unseen Red Baron.

    Those images created by the late cartoonist Charles Schultz in his comic strip “Peanuts” will be represented on stage when Hardin County Playhouse presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown: The Musical.”

  • The Best: Favorite chocolate recipes

    I’m sharing several of my favorite chocolate recipes with you today. Believe it or not, I’m not one of those folks who absolutely can’t resist chocolate. The only two chocolate treats I can’t resist are Coca-Cola Cake and Hershey’s Kisses.

  • A Dash of Class: Building a cookbook

    Quite some time ago, I entertained the idea of writing a cookbook. I put it off thinking it was just too large a project. But last year, I thought, “Why not?”

    I worked on and off last year and thought I would finish it up this past winter. Not. There really was a lot of work to do, then the image of my Dad, who has been gone since 1972, when at the age of 63, he was plucked away from us.

  • Downtown businesses will be focus of scavenger hunt during Cruisin' event

    When vintage cars cruise into downtown Elizabethtown, Heath Seymour, executive director of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council hopes they will not only attract visitors but introduce customers to the businesses there.

    For its part, the council will have a booth at the event Saturday and hold a scavenger hunt, complete with prizes.

    “We’re trying to find ways to get people downtown on a regular basis,” Seymour said.