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  • 'White Christmas' to be staged in July

    This year the Youth Theatre of Hardin County will celebrate its 40th anniversary by celebrating Christmas in July with a production of “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.”

    The final workshop for the program is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School. Parents should arrive at 2 p.m.

    Participants must be Hardin County residents in grades six through 12 and are encouraged to arrive early to register.

    Membership cost is $35 for the year and includes a T-shirt.

  • Kanetha Dorsey to have a book signing at Black History Gallery

    The Black History Gallery in Elizabethtown will host a book reading and signing of Radcliff native Kanetha Dorsey’s children’s book, “Split & Torn: Then Came the Storm.” 

    Dorsey's appearance, set for 11 a.m. Saturday, is in honor of Women’s History Month, according to a gallery announcement.

  • Meet the author of 'I’m a Military Wife — What’s Your Super Power'

    A local army wife and author will be discussing her experiences Saturday at Barnes & Noble in Elizabethtown.

    Michelle Cuthrell has been writing about life on the home front since her husband’s first deployment in 2005, according to her website. While the family was stationed in Alaska she wrote a column for her regional and army newspapers called “Until They Come Home.”

  • E'town native's scene was cut from a major movie

    Elizabethtown native Amy Dudgeon filmed a scene to appear in “Battle: Los Angeles,” opening nationally on Thursday. The film stars Aaron Eckhart and Ne-Yo.

    Unfortunately her scene was left on the cutting room floor. Dudgeon said it was a small role in a scene with Eckhart.

    “I'm a widow with a baby and a 3-year-old that he gives a medal of honor to that was her husband’s,” Dudgeon said.

  • Robert Taylor's music delivers a message

    Music is a medium for the message country and gospel singer Robert Taylor wants to pass along.

    “I’m a minister, and my main goal is to tell people about the Gospel,” Taylor said.

    Though sometimes he sings traditional hymns in his church, Unity Baptist Church in Stephensburg, Taylor also sings original music. His love for music began when he was a child.

    “Originally when I started, I was a big Elvis Presley fan,” Taylor said.

  • A Dash of Class: Adopt a platoon

    Nora’s Note: in honor of my Dad, Joe Vaillancourt, who served in the Army and was stationed on Fort Knox, as well as several other bases in the United States, I am writing this column.

    March is Adopt a Platoon month, and I would like to do my part to encourage you and groups to which you belong to consider participating in this worthwhile cause. On Feb. 2 there was an article in The News-Enterprise called “Offering Soldiers Enduring Support,” and I will be using much of this article in case you missed it.

  • It's never too late to appreciate

    Valentine’s Day arrived late in our household this year.

    To be specific, it arrived two weeks later, on the last weekend in February.

    My girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks, and I are not in the habit of moving around holidays arbitrarily. In fact, I think this was the first time in 25 years we celebrated Valentine’s Day on a different day. But these were special circumstances.

    So what caused this change of plans?

    Two words: kidney stone.

    Not mine. Hers.

  • ECTC takes a bite out of barriers to literature

    tudents filed into a classroom at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College last week bustling with conversation and insights.

    One talked about a program she saw on the progression of Dracula in literature and film. Another talked about her extensive “Twilight” wardrobe. But the conversation went deeper. They started talking about theme, plot and character development.

  • '50s the focus of Rough River events

    Dig out those poodle skirts and leather jackets, and get ready cruise into some fun as Rough River Dam State Resort Park and Pine Knob Theater offer visitors “Nifty 50s Weekend” on March 18-19.

    The event kicks off with dinner theater March 18 as Pine Knob Theater presents “Daddy Took the T-Bird Away.” The musical features '50s music.

    Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. with the musical beginning at 7:30 p.m..

    On March 19, The Countdowns will provide music for the Saturday Night Sock Hop. The dance begins at 8 p.m.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Kielbasa and cabbage

    This week we have another recipe from Jerianne Strange of Elizabethtown, and it’s another very tasty, very easy, very quick-to-prepare dish.

    Jerianne says her family really likes kielbasa. Her daughter, like Jerianne, loves cabbage. Her son, on the other hand, will not eat cabbage, “no way, no how, no matter what!” So I guess he snacks on something else on the nights they have this kielbasa and cabbage dish.