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  • The hammer swings a bit wide

    Another Avenger hit theaters last weekend with much hype and expectation.

    “Thor” joins “The Incredible Hulk” and “Iron Man” in the Marvel Comics Avenger movie dynasty. This time British actor/director Kenneth Branagh is at the helm.

  • Asparagus, apricots are "A" great produce pick

    Starting today, we are going to take a culinary field trip through fruits and vegetables, and you won’t even have to get up from your comfortable chair. We will start with an “A” fruit and “A” vegetable and on the second Thursday of the month, we will continue our culinary tour alphabetically. I hope to provide you with some new recipes that will help you reach out to new tastes, especially for your family members and young ones.

  • Redbox killed the video store

    Driving on Dixie the other day, I realized another part of my childhood disappeared.

    I heard about this kind of thing from my parents. They would lament about the disappearance of record stores and turntables. The “good old days,” you might say.

    My lament is the death of the video rental store. Redbox and Netflix might be to blame for this.

  • Woodwork a 'pleasure' for Elizabethtown artist

    The foundation for Vernon Huffines’s home woodcraft business might be traced back 60 years or so.

    That was when a man, who bought timber from his father, gave his father a wooden knife.

    About 15 years ago, Huffines decided to try to reproduce the item. The Elizabethtown man has improved in his craftsmanship since then, he said, and his catalog includes a number of wood items.

    “(Making) wooden knives is my forte,” he said.

  • Otter Creek Express is more than a little bit country

    Some members of the band Otter Creek Express have been playing together for more than 50 years.

    After different band names and group members they decided on the band name simply because they all live near Otter Creek in Meade County. The named seemed to fit.

    “We’ve settled on this and I think it’s permanent,” vocalist Jack Whelan said.

  • Oh, fiddle-dee-dee, Scarlet and Rhett are back at the State Theater

    Frankly, my dear, the Historic State Theater will be showing “Gone with the Wind” 8 p.m. Saturday with a few Scarlett-esque surprises.

    The theater aims to recreate the Old South with carriage rides and themed décor.

    Also, southern bells donning period costumes will grace the theater. Stone Hearth Catering will sponsor a free southern pie tasting. 

    Last time the State showed “Gone with the Wind,” it had sell-out crowds.

  • Local author publishes her first book

    By BECCA OWSLEY
    bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com

    Elizabethtown author D.A. Lawson released her first book last week.

    Lawson set the story of “Always” in the Elizabethtown area and features Louisville, Lexington, Hardin Memorial Hospital and other locations surrounding Hardin County throughout the story.  

  • 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.