• Elizabethtown artistans earn distinction from national judges



    Three Elizabethtown artisans have been recognized in this year’s Directory of Traditional American Crafts for their work, which is showcased in the magazine Early American Life.

    Christa Smith and Pat and Rudy McKinney are considered masters of their respective fields by a judge’s panel convened by the magazine.

  • Fun but lacks the original's charm

    “Cars 2”
    Rated G for general audiences
    Runtime: 113 minutes
    Release date: June 24
    Rating: three out of five take slates



    Five years ago the world was introduced to Lightening McQueen and Mater in “Cars.” Since then their friendship has grown and now they are on a new adventure in “Cars 2.”

  • Elizabethtown author holds reading, booksigning

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    Elizabethtown author Donia Lawson will read from her novel “Always” at 6 p.m. today at Hardin County Public Library.

    “Always” is the first novel by Lawson and was published in May.

    Set in Elizabethtown area “Always” tells the story of a young woman struggling with her past as she rebuilds her life following a broken engagement. The novel also features Hodgenville, Lexington, Louisville and other area locations.

  • Dash of Class: Cooking for just one or two

    The last time I wrote a column on cooking for one and two, I got great responses. I promised I would do that again, so today is the day.

  • 6 years old is too young to worry about looks



    This week I saw a report on “Good Morning America” on body image. It wasn’t through the eyes of a 30-year-old woman or even a teenager.

    The story was about a 6-year-old who is already obsessed about her body image. What is frightening is that this was not a unique situation.

  • Ain't no mountain high enough .... to keep these guys from promoting activity

    For more: To find out more about Mountain Bike Kentucky, visit them at www.mountainbikeky.com or find them on Facebook.



    They ride bicycles that go by names such as Cannondale Rush, Haro Flightline and Motobecane Fantom DS.

    But what they ride isn’t as important as the fact that the members of Mountain Bike Kentucky just love to go mountain biking and want to share their passion.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Zucchini Brownies


    Mary Iseler of Elizabethtown sent me a recipe recently that is my current favorite. I think I probably turned up my nose when I saw the name – Zucchini Brownies. I couldn’t imagine anything stranger. But I have loved the other recipes that Mary has sent me, so I gave the brownies a try.

    What a winner. I loved them. In fact, I made them four times within a three-day span.

  • Somethings cooking in Kentucky

    If you have the best cookies on the block or know how to make SPAM into a gourmet feast then there are competitions at the Kentucky State Fair for you. 

    The fair is Aug. 18-28, but the registration deadline is July 1.

    Competitions include Fleischmann’s Yeast Bake for the Cure, Pillsbury Pie Baking Championship, Great American SPAM Championship and the Ghirardelli Chocolate Championship.

  • In brightest day, in blackest night...

    “Green Lantern”
    Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of science fiction violence and action.
    Runtime: 105 minutes
    Release date: June 17
    Rating: three and a half out of five take slates 


    The summer of the comic book movie continues with the emerald super hero “Green Lantern.”

  • 3GC — hotrods and music



    A taste of the Nashville music scene, hotrods and motorcycles are all a part of local band 3GC.

    Wade Perry and Jason Dowell, of Elizabethtown, rode their motorcycles to Nashville in the fall of 2009. They walked down the sidewalk on lower Broadway and heard a band that stood out from the others at Layla’s Bluegrass Inn.

    Dowell said they had to go in and listen. The band was Lane Kristian and the Jakehead Mob.