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  • 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.

  • Dash of Class: Corn salad and more

  • Free concerts offered tonight at ECTC

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Fine Arts Committee will present a concert at 7 tonight in the Morrison Gallery at ECTC.

    First on the program will be the ECTC concert band, directed by Kevin Shank. The band will perform a variety of marches and classics.

  • Candle Sampley — a woman of many talents

    By BECCA OWSLEY

    bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com

    When Candle Sampley was 8 years old she told her parents she wanted a piano.

    She did jobs around the house to get enough money to pay her part, and after several months her family brought home a piano. She started talking lessons when she was 9 and loved it. After graduating high school she picked up the guitar.

    Now age 29, Sampley plays and writes her own music.

  • One freaked out Corgi

    The past couple weeks were full of storms and have left me with little sleep. Not because they wake me up, I find sleeping through stormy weather quite soothing.

    My lack of sleep is because, for some reason, Duke the Corgi suddenly has become scared of storms. Furthermore he believes when he is scared I have to be awake. Boo, my Chocolate Lab, is quite annoyed by this as he grumbles at Duke and then flops back asleep.

    I’m not sure where this new fear of storms came from, but the lack of sleep is beginning to wear on me.