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  • Annoying now, auto-play could revise our lives

    In the past couple of months, I’ve become increasingly annoyed at an online trend.

    It’s not a major issue, but like a mosquito buzzing around your ear, it has become a nuisance. It’s the fact that when I go to some websites or click on a link to retrieve information, video somewhere on the page starts to play automatically.

  • Bradley Cooper gives the performance of his life in 'American Sniper'

    The crowd sat in silence at the end of the film and exited quietly in reverence of what they just saw.

    This is the description of what many theatergoers are experiencing when they see “American Sniper.”

    Packed theaters are breaking box office records for a drama and the film has earned six Academy Award nominations.

  • Author Tess Gerritsen to appear at Barr Memorial Library

    Tess Gerritsen will discuss and sign her book “Die Again” at noon Thursday at Fort Knox’s Barr Memorial Library.

    The international bestselling author of the “Rizzoli & Isles” series will give soldiers in uniform a complimentary copy of one of her thrillers. Quantities are limited.

  • Theater group seeks revival of Horse Cave Theatre

    In 2012, Horse Cave Thea­tre — by then known as Kentucky Repertory Theatre — closed.

    Now a group is working toward a revival of the playhouse under its original name and are asking for help to open the curtains once again.

    “It can be brought back,” said Ken Hailey, artistic director of Kentucky Stage(s).

  • 'Selma' marches history into theaters

    In the civil rights movement, one name stands out: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    “Selma” illustrates one particular moment when the nation’s eyes were fixed on a town in Alabama during that choatic period of American history.

    The story behind the march from Selma to Montgomery and its place in history is well documented in the film.

  • It's 2015, where are the hover boards?

    In 1989, a couple of time travelers named Doc Brown and Marty McFly got everyone excited about the future, specifically the year 2015.

    Sadly, many of the items “Back to the Future Part II” promised would be part of our future have yet to happen. No. 1 on the list is the infamous hover board.

  • Jill McIntyre teaches art in and out of the classroom

    The love of art and teaching have taken Jill McIntyre’s artistic endeavors in a new direction.

    She’s always loved art, but had no formal training. Nine years ago, she became the art teacher at Lincoln Trail Elementary School and began researching all types of art to improve her craft and to teach it to the children.

  • Facing 2014 leftovers

    As surely as the holidays arrive with anticipation, stress, exuberance, anxiety, comfort and joy, a partridge in a pear tree and a song of auld lang syne, they are seemingly gone in the blink of an eye.

    Then the days following the first of the year arrive with something else: leftovers.

    That term covers a broad spectrum of things, not just food.

  • One more time into the museum

    “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”
    Rated PG for mild action, some rude humor and brief language.
    Release date: Dec. 19
    Runtime: 98 minutes
    Rating: Not original but fun

  • Disney goes 'Into the Woods'

    While “Into the Woods” is well acted and crafted, it’s not my favorite musical.