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  • Same wit, shiny new photo

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, photos of me generally say “Yikes” a thousand times.

    This is not news to some, as I’ve written about this in previous columns and told countless individuals when the subject came up. I generally qualify the statement by explaining it is not impossible to get a decent photograph of me. It’s just that a photo of me is more likely to elicit gasps or guffaws than anything else.

  • Rapping foundation for H. Master Ice began in second grade

    Reality is not just for T.V.

    It’s the foundation of the lyrics written by Elizabethtown rapper Master Harrison Isom, who performs under the name H. Master Ice.

    Isom recalls writing down his thoughts and emotions when he was in the second grade.

    “My teacher suggested I should write because I had to vent,” Isom said.

    As he got older, Isom continued to express himself on paper and eventually began rapping when he was 16.

    That’s when he began recording his music, too.

  • Bring on the first Avenger

    “Captain America: The First Avenger” closes the summer of the comic book hero with a set up for one of the most anticipated super hero movies since “Superman II.”

    The heroes Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, the Incredible Hulk, Nick Fury and others will team up in May 2012 for “The Avengers.” If you stay though all the credits of Captain America you will get a sneak peak surprise that will give you a taste of what to expect next year.

  • The Best: Larry's Beef Brisket

    I wrote a food column featuring Larry McGill in early 1996, and I called him a “Renaissance Man.” According to Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, that is “a person who has wide interests and is expert in several areas.” That would definitely be Larry McGill. At that time Larry, who was retired from the U.S. Army, was a real estate broker, president of the Hardin County Branch NAACP, president of the Radcliff Optimist Club, on the board of North Hardin HOPE, an active member of Bible Baptist Church, a musician and an excellent cook.

  • Cars cruise on silver screen not just city streets

    Cars, cars and more cars are part ot Cruisin’ the Heartland on Friday and Saturday as vintage automobiles take over the streets and racecars take the silver screen.

    As part of the two-day vintage car show that includes a variety of attractions and events, the Historic State Theater will show two car-themed movies.

    First up on Friday is “Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.” The 2006 movie, which will show at 8 p.m., stars Will Farrell.

  • Concerts provide soundtrack for Cruisin' event

    Cruisin’ the Heartland is not just about vintage automobiles, it’s a taste of fun and nostalgia, and the soundtrack will be provided by two concerts.

    Local band The Headstones, will have visitors dancing in the streets when they provide a free street concert Saturday. The concert will be held in the parking lot of the Historic State Theater.

    The street concert is slated to begin 5:30 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m.

  • Hardin County Playhouse to hold "Deathtrap" auditions

    THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

    Twists and turns characterize the plot of “Deathtrap,” a play for which Hardin County Playhouse is holding auditions.

    Auditions are 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater complex.

    Needed are two women, one man and supporting cast. No preparation is necessary.

  • Vintage cars will be Cruisin' the Heartland this weekend

    Rev up your engines, polish up those tires and wipe down the chrome because Cruisin’ the Heartland returns to town this weekend.

    Last year’s even was expected to draw 300 cars but organizers were thrilled to see about 950 cars from six states lining the streets of downtown Elizabethtown.

    “We were very happy for the first year,” organizer Rik Hawkins said. “It felt like you’d walked back in time with all the chrome, glitter and muscle cars.”

  • The Newsboys are coming to Severns Valley

    Christian recording artists The Newsboys will perform a concert Oct. 16 at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown.

    The Newsboys have four Grammy nominations and 18 Dove award nominations that include five wins. The group's contemporary Christian hits include “Shine,” “Entertaining Angels” and “He Reigns” and recent releases “Born Again” and “In the Hands of God.”

  • Dash of Class: Enjoying summer's harvest

    The Carrot Zucchini Bread recipe published last week had mistakes in it. I apologize, but I can only trust the website I get recipes from periodically. I can’t always make every recipe, because of time and financial restraints. Thanks to one of my readers for letting me know. However, I am giving you two zucchini bread recipes today and if you want to add carrots, you can do that by adding shredded carrots to the batter.