• Brian Young Band nabs headlining gig at the State

    Local group The Brian Young Band will headline a show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The band has been an opening act for other country artists who performed at the State Theater, including John Anderson and Mark Chesnutt.

    “My band and I are ready to give a high-energy and a crowd-pleasing show that’s great for all ages,” Young said.

  • 'Last Ounce of Courage' review: Nice try, unpolished result

    “Last Ounce of Courage”
    Rated PG for thematic elements, some war images and brief smoking Release date: Sept. 14
    Rating: unpolished


  • My computer is plotting against me

    There’s an evil presence that lingers on my desk each and every day. It has the power to stop all productivity, erase any work done during the day and cause frustration beyond belief.

    There’s evil there that does not sleep. OK, maybe that’s a quote about Mordor in “The Fellowship of the Ring” but I think it still applies to my computer.

    I’ve been told I just need to be nicer to it. That approach has been used and failed. It’s been fixed and re-fixed and still refuses to cooperate.

  • Toczko makes his mark again

    Local photographer David Toczko has made another mark in the Kentucky art scene.

    Acclaim Press has published “The Ambassador of Bourbon,” a visual depiction of Marker’s Mark bourbon.

    Toczko was the photographer for the book.

  • National Quartet Convention begins Sunday

    The 55th annual National Quartet Convention is expected to bring together more than 40,000 southern gospel music fans and dozens of acts in Louisville starting Sunday.

    Acts featured at the seven-day event, held at the Kentucky Exposition Center, include The Gaither Vocal Band, The Hoppers, The Kingdom Heirs and many more, according to a press release. Each day, the music starts in the morning and continues until midnight, with nightly concerts at Freedom Hall. For a complete lineup, go to www.nqconline.com.

  • 'Annie Get Your Gun' is a family affair at The PAC

    If you go: “Annie Get Your Gun” performances are 7 p.m. Sept. 7-8, 14-15 and 3 p.m. Sept. 8-9, 15-16 at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School. Tickets are $10 to $25. For information, go to www.thepac.net or call (270) 769-8837.


  • The 'odd' movie about Timothy Green

    “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” is a movie with heart but a storyline that’s hard to buy.

    It is heartwrenching, heartwarming and heartbreaking. But it’s also based on a strange premise that disconnects it from the rest of the film.

  • Classic western 'High Noon' offered at Historic State Theater

    The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown is expecting visitors to show up for a showdown when “High Noon” hits the screen Friday and Saturday.

    Showings of the film will be 7 p.m. Friday and 2 pm. and 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost $5.

    The classic 1952 western, which stars Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, tells the story of a retiring lawman who is compelled to face a man he sent to prison years earlier who wants to exact revenge.

  • Small part, big fun on set for independent film

    The time had arrived.

    For months my girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks, and I had anticipated this day. We had parts in a scene being filmed for a forthcoming independent film.

    Very brief, nonspeaking parts, but you know what they say: There are no small roles, only small actors or small people or something else small or, like, you’re really petty or something if you’re not a team player, or yes, we have no bananas, or something. Anyway, you get the picture.

  • John Hardin senior claims two TCGMA awards

    John Hardin High School senior and country and contemporary Christian musician Josh Proctor collected two of the three awards for which he was nominated by the Tennessee Country and Gospel Music Association.

    Proctor took home the Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year awards Sunday from the TCGMA. He also had been nominated for Songwriter of the Year.

    The Elizabethtown singer and songwriter is 18.