• The 'odd' movie about Timothy Green

    “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” is a movie with heart but a storyline that’s hard to buy.

    It is heartwrenching, heartwarming and heartbreaking. But it’s also based on a strange premise that disconnects it from the rest of the film.

  • Classic western 'High Noon' offered at Historic State Theater

    The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown is expecting visitors to show up for a showdown when “High Noon” hits the screen Friday and Saturday.

    Showings of the film will be 7 p.m. Friday and 2 pm. and 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost $5.

    The classic 1952 western, which stars Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, tells the story of a retiring lawman who is compelled to face a man he sent to prison years earlier who wants to exact revenge.

  • Small part, big fun on set for independent film

    The time had arrived.

    For months my girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks, and I had anticipated this day. We had parts in a scene being filmed for a forthcoming independent film.

    Very brief, nonspeaking parts, but you know what they say: There are no small roles, only small actors or small people or something else small or, like, you’re really petty or something if you’re not a team player, or yes, we have no bananas, or something. Anyway, you get the picture.

  • John Hardin senior claims two TCGMA awards

    John Hardin High School senior and country and contemporary Christian musician Josh Proctor collected two of the three awards for which he was nominated by the Tennessee Country and Gospel Music Association.

    Proctor took home the Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year awards Sunday from the TCGMA. He also had been nominated for Songwriter of the Year.

    The Elizabethtown singer and songwriter is 18.

  • Local artist featured in Frankfort exhibit

    Theresa Shelton, an artist from Vine Grove, was selected as an exhibitor in the first Art in the Gardens at Liberty Hall fine arts fair Labor Day weekend in downtown Frankfort.

    Shelton specializes in tranquil scenes from the Midwest and still life paintings from the garden.

    Art has been a part of her life since youth, and she was able to become a full-time artist last year.

  • John Hardin singer/songwriter finds home, success in spotlight

    Starting only earlier this year to perform music gigs, high school student Josh Proctor has already managed to catch the attention of those in the entertainment business.

    Proctor, a senior at John Hardin High School, this year received three nominations from the Tennessee Country and Gospel Music Association. He is nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year, Entertainer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.

    “It was mind-blowing,” Proctor, of Elizabethtown, said of finding out about his nominations.

  • No rush for 'Premium Rush'

    From the previews that ran before “Premium Rush,” it’s clear that it’s the time of year when big names show up in not so big movies. Yep, it’s fall movie season.

    “Premium Rush” starts strong with music by The Who, and then kind of coasts downhill through the rest of the film.

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“The Dark Knight”) is known for finding smaller, quirky films to fit in between his larger film roles. This particular film would better fit as a pilot for a television drama.

  • Think like a child, make more friends

    Women make friends at three times in their lives — when they go to school, when they go to work and when they have children — I once read. Now that I’ve been through all that, it seems about right.

    Coincidentally, this month marked the 24th anniversary of the day I made my best and oldest friend. It was the first day of fifth grade at Beechgrove Elementary School in Kenton County and the seat beside Amy Richerson was empty. That little twist of fate set a long path for 10-year-old me.

  • Third book from Cecilia author spotlights Munfordville native

    Union general and Munfordville native Thomas J. Wood is the subject of the third book published by Hardin County author Dan Lee.

    “Thomas J. Wood: A Biography of the Union General in the Civil War” recounts the life of the Kentuckian who was a boyhood friend of Confederate general Simon Bolivar Buckner and later served in the Mexican War on the staff of Gen. Zachary Taylor.

    During the Civil War, Wood commanded a division in the Union Army of the Cumberland.

  • Local favorites, Nashville talent featured at Heartland Festival in the Park

    While Heartland Festival in the Park activities include a parade, fun and festive food, Freeman Lake Park also will be filled with music from local artists and Nashville performers.