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  • 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.

  • 'An Officer and a Gentleman' to play at the State Theater

    Starch white uniforms, romance and a hard-core drill sergeant can be seen at the Historic State Theater this weekend in “An Officer and a Gentlemen.”

    Richard Gere (“Runaway Bride”) plays Zach Mayo who is in Navy Aviation Officer Candidate School. He has a little bit of an attitude problem that Drill Sergeant Emil Foley, played by Louis Gossett Jr. (“Why Did I Get Married Too?”), has to iron out to make him worthy of becoming a Naval officer.

  • Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg redeem themselves with this one

    Many fans were disappointed in the second film in the Transformer series “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and questioned if the third installment “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” would renew their excitement for the series based on Hasbro toys.

    I was pleasantly surprised. The film has its flaws and is not the epitome of perfect cinema but is one whale of an action flick.

  • The Best: Favorite summer yellow squash recipes

    I wanted to share some of my favorite yellow squash recipes with you today. Squash is mighty plentiful this time of year, so you can’t really have too many good recipes for this great vegetable.

  • Dash of Class: Judy Bishop — One of Hardin County's Finest Cooks

    It is an honor and privilege to feature today’s “One of Hardin County’s Finest Cooks” as she and I have known each other since high school. Even though we went to different high schools, I knew of her through her wonderful mother, who was a teaching colleague of mine. Today’s honoree is Judy Bishop of Vine Grove and her mother was the late Reva Kerfoot, a home economics teacher at North Hardin High School for many, many years. Judy says her mother was the finest cook she ever met and is still her inspiration.

  • Rescue a dog and watch them crawl right into your heart

    By BECCA OWSLEY

    bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com

    I am by no means an animal activist. I enjoy eating a big old chunk of cow in burger or steak form. I set out traps for mice for their destruction, not the catch and release method.

    I try to teach my dogs they are not humans and I am in charge, a lesson they have yet to learn.

  • Festive foods for the Fourth of July

    The Beef Checkoff/Kentucky Beef Council

    Everyone looks forward to fun, fireworks and great summer food on the Fourth of July. Paired with the fresh summer harvest, such as corn, tomatoes and other fresh vegetables, beef is a great way to mark this historic American holiday.

    We celebrate our independence by proudly displaying red, white and blue. And these patriotic dishes let our meals join in on the colorful fun.

  • Lights, camera and the red, white and blue

    By BECCA OWSLEY

    bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com

    It’s the time of year when flags fly high and patriotism is on display, even in the entertainment industry.

    For years films, music, theater and television have produced images of patriotism that last in our memories and songs that bring people to tears in pride of their country.

  • Mary Alice's Favorites

    By MARY ALICE HOLT

    As I mentioned last week, I’m veering in another direction with this column. Instead of readers submitting recipes for me to make, I’m going to share my all-time favorite recipes with you. The main reason for the change is that when I was younger, I loved trying out new recipes. Now, I like making things I’ve always made and loved, but don’t much like spending the time trying out new things. It’s an age thing.