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  • Woodwork a 'pleasure' for Elizabethtown artist

    The foundation for Vernon Huffines’s home woodcraft business might be traced back 60 years or so.

    That was when a man, who bought timber from his father, gave his father a wooden knife.

    About 15 years ago, Huffines decided to try to reproduce the item. The Elizabethtown man has improved in his craftsmanship since then, he said, and his catalog includes a number of wood items.

    “(Making) wooden knives is my forte,” he said.

  • Otter Creek Express is more than a little bit country

    Some members of the band Otter Creek Express have been playing together for more than 50 years.

    After different band names and group members they decided on the band name simply because they all live near Otter Creek in Meade County. The named seemed to fit.

    “We’ve settled on this and I think it’s permanent,” vocalist Jack Whelan said.

  • Oh, fiddle-dee-dee, Scarlet and Rhett are back at the State Theater

    Frankly, my dear, the Historic State Theater will be showing “Gone with the Wind” 8 p.m. Saturday with a few Scarlett-esque surprises.

    The theater aims to recreate the Old South with carriage rides and themed décor.

    Also, southern bells donning period costumes will grace the theater. Stone Hearth Catering will sponsor a free southern pie tasting. 

    Last time the State showed “Gone with the Wind,” it had sell-out crowds.

  • Local author publishes her first book

    By BECCA OWSLEY
    bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com

    Elizabethtown author D.A. Lawson released her first book last week.

    Lawson set the story of “Always” in the Elizabethtown area and features Louisville, Lexington, Hardin Memorial Hospital and other locations surrounding Hardin County throughout the story.  

  • Summer movie preview

    The summer movie season starts Friday with the crash of Thor’s hammer.

    Typically Hollywood’s hit movie season begins in May and ends in August, picking back up again around November.

    For the comic book movie genre fan there’s plenty to feast on. And if you harbor an “inner-geek” or secretly long to be Shelton from television’s “The Big Bang Theory,” then you’re going to have a busy summer at the movies.

  • 'Hoodwinked Too' is just plain dumb

    There wasn’t too much to choose from to review this week. Disney’s tween film “Prom” would have just given me a headache and I wasn’t in the mood for more than two hours worth of cars and girls that looked like they stepped out of a 1980s hair band video, so I skipped “The Fast Five.” Let’s face it, that’s a guy movie.

    So I choose the shortest film that was released so that my torture from poor filmmaking would be short. And it was torture.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Polly Shaw's Noodle Pudding

    Everybody’s going to be so happy today because I’ve got another Polly Shaw recipe. You wouldn’t believe how many calls I get, asking about Polly, wanting more Polly recipes and even suggesting that Polly publish a cookbook.

  • Vinal's their name; don't wear it out (or maybe do)

    Vinyl records were the inspiration for the name of Elizabethtown rock group Vinal (pronounced the same as its namesake), but the group has not lasted 12 years on their name alone.

    “I believe to succeed as a band, in any genre, the members have to have great chemistry, and as with any relationship, communication is key,” Nick Glass, vocalist and guitarist, said.

    Glass moved to Elizabethtown in 1996 and had joined The Heartland Song Writer’s Association, playing music at the now defunct Piccassos.

  • Playing hooky from vacation

    Vacation typically means different things to different people.

    At least once a year to my girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks, and me, it means a couple of days and nights camping and fishing at Land-Between-the-Lakes. This year was no exception.

    That’s what we had in mind, anyway.

    But this year Mother Nature decided to be particularly disagreeable.
    Yep. My vacation fell during last week’s bout of severe weather.

  • Favorite dishes for Derby Day celebrations

    Saturday is the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby, which many sports enthusiasts refer to it as “the greatest two minutes in sports.” The race that began in 1875 is 1.25 miles long and is for 3-year-olds. But for as much history and tradition there is about the horses and Churchill Downs, there is much tradition about the food and drinks served at the race track on the first Saturday of May.