• Bestselling author to visit Fort Knox

    New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner will be at Barr Memorial Library at Fort Knox at noon Feb. 7.

    She will discuss and sign her newest suspense book, “Touch & Go,” which will be released next week. The plot follows a private investigator looking into the disappearance of a family. There are no witnesses, motives or ransoms to aid the investigator’s work.

    Her novels also have been adapted for television. She’s written 16 bestsellers including two series.

  • Sherry Pearl’s art on display

    Sherry Pearl’s Color the World art exhibit opens Saturday at Wild Earth Gallery in downtown Elizabethtown.

    The exhibit showcases Pearl’s colorful pop-art style. Pearl uses bright, acrylic colors, breaking many traditional rules of art in what she calls “whimsical art.”

    This is her first local exhibit that features familiar characters in her painting Red and Wolf as well as other popular paintings such as Mother Earth, Mermaid and Blue Couch.

  • Little brothers can cause you grief

    One morning my brother sat in our family’s kitchen, happily hoisting a teetering forkful of pineapple upside down cake into his mouth.

    He’d already eaten half the cake I’d made for a co-worker’s birthday. When I started screaming at him, he just stared at me a while. Then, he walked out of the house, carrying the cake, and smeared the remainder onto my windshield.

    “Have fun driving to work,” he said.

    I hated him.

    He was 16, I was 18 and we’d been taking turns being cruel to each other for years.

  • 'Groundhog Day' at the State

    If you’ve ever had the feeling of déjà vu over and over again then you know what it’s like to be Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day.”

    The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown will show the film at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

    In the comedy, Murray plays a weatherman covering Punxsutawney Phil and his famous shadow. Murray winds up reliving the same day over and over, learning a little about himself along the way.

    Andie MacDowell also stars in the film.

  • Arnold's back in 'The Last Stand'

    “The Last Stand”
    Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout and language.
    Release date: Jan. 18
    Runtime: 107 minutes
    Rating: Arnold’s back

    Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his first starring leap back onto the big screen in “The Last Stand.”

    Other than a few cameos, the Governator was absent from theaters during his political career.

  • Youth Theatre offers second of three winter workshops


    The second of three winter workshops for students in sixth through 12th grades who reside in Hardin County is offered Saturday by Youth Theatre of Hardin County.

  • Renowned guitarist offers workshops

    Aspiring guitarists or those who just want to tune up their craft have an opportunity to attend workshops by musician Tommy Emmanuel on Feb. 16 and 17 at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center.

    The workshops are at 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 16 and 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 17.

    Each workshop costs $90.

  • Jazz quartet to perform free concert at ECTC

    A free jazz concert is at noon Tuesday at Morrison Gallery at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Presented by the ECTC Fine Art Series, the concert features the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Quartet. The quartet consists of Jamey Aebersold, saxophone; Steve Crews, piano; Tyrone Wheeler, bass; and Jonathan Higgins, drums.

  • Whistle while you watch 'Snow White' at The PAC

    It’s the story of a young princess, a septet of dwarfs, an apple, a nap and a handsome prince, or so the story goes.

    Tonight and Saturday, Missoula Children’s Theatre and local children present “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    This is the troupe’s 10th event at the PAC in nine years.

  • Inspirational subjects provide valuable insights

    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

    Not too long ago I typed, as near as I could remember it, that quote from Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu on the Facebook wall of a friend. She had announced she had made it through her first day back at work, after taking leave to attend to the medical needs of her son.

    I offered the quote as a sort of acknowledgement of support and encouragement.

    I’ve always admired that quote.