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  • Dash of Class: Cooking with the letter C — Carrots and crab apples

    C is the letter of the month and I first thought of carrots and crab apples. The foods that came to my mind were carrot cake and crab apple jelly, but there are many more ways to use the ever popular vegetable, carrot, and the not so well known fruit, crab apple. I hope you will experiment with these new recipes that are not only healthy, but can be delicious as well.

    Carrots are an excellent source of Vitamin A, which helps to prevent night blindness. It is no wonder we think of a bunny eating carrots having excellent eyesight.

  • After more than decade of foundation, If Walls Could Talk finds voice

    At the age of 10, Aaron McDowell and Matt Miller decided to form a band.

    The duo split up when Miller moved away.

    Eleven years — and a bit of life experience later — they found themselves reforming a group with another musician, and Elizabethtown rock band If Walls Could Talk was born.

    If Walls Could Talk consists of McDowell, vocalist and guitarist; Miller, bassist; and Patrick Nalley, drummer. Band members hope their music will help listeners deal with their emotions by conveying their own emotions, McDowell said.

  • Just me and my girl ... and my 'Goyle and a couple of Pomeranians

    Maybe I’m getting a bit carried away, but not as carried away as Doyle, my large lawn gargoyle that arrived at my house sometime last year as a gift from my brother-in-law.

    But I thought Doyle needed to make a trip to visit the guy who found him in the first place.

    Yeah, I took Doyle on a trip to South Carolina.

    I can’t really explain it, but Doyle — for lack of a better description — has taken on a life of his own. (Yeah, I know: that sounds a little creepy, but I’m good with that.)

  • A fond farewell to Harry

    Seven books, seven films and ten years have all lead to the eighth and final episode in the Harry Potter franchise, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2.”

  • War film to play at the State

    “The Guns of Navarone” (1961) ranks No. 89 on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 of most heart-pounding and thrilling movies and can be seen at the Historic State Theater this weekend.

    The film stars film legends Gregory Peck (“To Kill a Mockingbird”), David Niven (“The Pink Panther”) and Anthony Quinn (“Zorba the Greek”).

  • Column: A week at camp

    Last week I and other adult counselors, went to church camp at Jonathan Creek Camp in Western Kentucky with about 50 middle school kids.

    No, I’m not crazy. Well, maybe a little.

    The kids learned a few things, we learned a few things and sleep was not had by all.

    One thing I learned is that grown men can revert to a middle-school-age boy in an instant.

    All the boys had to do is give them a look and then it was all-out WWE wrestling into a large pile-up. The male counselors dropped their backpacks and piled on in.

  • The Best: Puffy Corn Fritters

    Since corn is in season now, I thought I would share my favorite corn recipes with you. I think all these have been printed in this column at some time or another; they’re all great.

    The Puffy Corn Fritters recipe is from Frankie Bell of Hodgenville; her mother used to make the corn fritters when Frankie was a child. Warren Wheat was editor of The News-Enterprise when I ran this recipe and he was wild about these because he ate them as a child, too.

  • Fort Knox Red Cross benefit concert to feature local bands

    Four musical acts — including three area bands — will highlight a concert Saturday at 3 Putt Willies Restaurant and Bar to benefit the Fort Knox chapter of the American Red Cross.

    The concert and food drive, presented by 107.3 The Point radio station and hosted by 3 Putt Willies, benefit the Fort Knox Red Cross holiday food basket program.

    Cost of admission to the concert is four non-perishable food items or a $5 donation at the door. Canned or boxed food is suggested.

  • Youth Theatre forecast calls for 'White Christmas' this summer

    It’s beginning to look a lot like — summer. Not Christmas.

    But that isn’t stopping Youth Theatre of Hardin County from presenting “White Christmas,” its 40th production, in July.

    Director William P. Bradford II, who teaches theater arts at Trinity High School in Louisville, said performing a production called “White Christmas” in July isn’t really risky.

    “Don’t we wish that the spirit of the season of Christmas would come more than once a year?” Bradford mused.

  • Zac Charles writes songs from the war zone in Afghanistan

    Country music songs are known for tugging at the heartstrings of America. Zac Charles’ “Until I Get Home” is one of those songs.

    Charles is a combat medic for the 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery deployed out of Fort Knox to Afghanistan. While on a 30-day pre-deployment training in California he wrote “Until I Get Home.”

    “I started to think about what it would be like to be away from my wife for longer than just a month and ‘Until I Get Home’ is what I came up with,” Charles said.