• Gallery exhibit opens Saturday

    An exhibit by a Hardinsburg artist opens Saturday at Wild Earth Gallery & Gifts in Elizabethtown.

    “Nature Speaking” features art by Helen Merrick, showcasing her watercolor and bamboo gloss paintings. The gallery opens at 11 a.m., with an opening night reception from 6 to 8 p.m. to meet the artist.

    The watercolor exhibit, which runs through May 31, focuses on settings in the natural world with floral arrangements, landscapes and reflections of spring.

  • Concert series to feature 12-string guitarist

    Twelve-string guitarist Neil Jacobs is the featured performer Saturday for the Acoustic Guitar Masters Concert Series 13 at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The concert is at 7:30 p.m.

  • A dramatic expression of civic responsibility

    Some plays are entertaining and others are meant to inspire. Hardin County Playhouse hopes to do both with a production of “12 Angry Jurors.”

    The play takes place in one location: the jury room. The jury’s task is to decide the guilt or innocence of a murder suspect. During the voting, one man decides jurors need to look closer at evidence, which propels heated discussions and evidential theory throughout the rest of the play.

  • Comedy on the menu at Alpine Haus

    Three comedians offer laughs a la carte when Comedy Caravan presents a show tonight at Caroline’s Alpine Haus in Radcliff.

    The Comedy Caravan show begins at 8 p.m. and features Kristin Key as the headliner, said Tom Sobel, owner of Comedy Caravan. Key was a finalist on season four of the TV’s “Last Comic Standing.”

  • This 'Joe' is average

    “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” should more aptly be titled “Average Joe.”
    Unless a sequel comes many years after it’s predecessor, it usually retains most of its cast. This is not the case with the new “G.I. Joe” flick. The characters and events differed so much it has the feel of its own stand-alone movie.

    The only real connecting point is Jonathan Pryce, who returns as the president and the bad guy disguised as the president, a plot point set up in the last film.

  • Easter egg hunt reveals great friends

    The day before Easter I was rendered speechless.

    Yeah, I know that’s hard to believe, but it really happened.

    After running a few errands together Saturday morning, my other half, Rebecca Ricks, and I returned home, and Rebecca got ready for work. Because it was my day off, I didn’t have much on my schedule except to run some errands later. Yeah, I needed to get some Easter items for Rebecca, but we keep a pretty low spending limit so I knew it wouldn’t require an extensive shopping spree.

  • Country up-and-comers Jetset Getset come to Radcliff

    Kickers Country Bar and Grill in Radcliff hosts country group Jetset Getset in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday.

    The group recently was recognized by the Country Music Association as “Who New to Watch in 2013.”

    The trio of Tori Little, Sadie Loveland and Avery Eliason head up the band and are promoting their album “Saturday Night.”

    Most of the band is comprised of teenagers but perform a range of music for all ages.

  • Easter hats still adorn some heads

    In 1933, Irving Berlin wrote a song about an Easter bonnet “with all the fringe upon it.”

    While popularity of Easter headwear seems to have declined in some areas, Easter attire still is alive and well in many larger cities around the country, where holiday parades and hat contests abound.

    In Hardin County, the Easter hat gets somewhat less attention, though it is not completely forgotten.

  • Butler's back in action in 'Olympus Has Fallen'

    After a series of movies that didn’t rate very well at the box office or with the critics, there’s one thing to say about “Olympus Has Fallen”: Gerard Butler is back.

    The film is like “Die Hard” in the White House. It follows the “one man on the inside against the bad guys” formula to the letter. Yet, there are a few less cheesy one-liners than typically are found in this type of movie.

  • Stranger danger applies to all ages

    Near the end of the movie “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” there’s a piece of dialogue that really sticks with you.

    The serial killer asks the hero why people don’t trust their instincts. When people know something isn’t right, they still go along for the sake of being polite. It’s hard to believe the fear of offending someone is stronger than the fear of pain, the killer says, but it is.