• The Best: The 'good stuff' of life

    Whenever my sisters and I get together, we talk about the wonderful times we had growing up, and we always end up talking about the great food our mom would make. One of the most unusual things she made was something she called “Good Stuff,” and she always served it with green beans. She never used a recipe, she just chopped up tomatoes and onions with some other ingredients. For years I’ve been trying to figure out what those other ingredients were so I could make Good Stuff.

  • Dash of Class: A round up of favorites

    Here we are at the end of the month and I have several recipes that were either given to me or requested of me. Remember, you can request a recipe that you have lost or one you have always wanted to try or you can share one of your favorites. I know you have some recipes that everyone asks for every time you take it to a family reunion, church pot luck or any gathering where favorites are served. Hopefully, you will want to add one of these to your favorites.

  • Loved one realizing dream is dream for both

    So my girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks, has been turning a dream into reality.

    On July 4 she officially leased space in downtown Elizabethtown for her business, Moonlight Serenity Body Products — that might seem like an overt plug, but, really, I tried writing it without mentioning the name, and I could hear readers asking, “Why didn’t he mention the name of the business?” — a line of homemade lotions and soaps.

    Yeah, the date was a symbolic one. You know, Independence Day, and all that.

  • Rapper's music includes messages

    FOR MORE: To listen to music by Radcliff native and rapper Alexander Lane find him at www.reverbnation.com/#!/alexanderlane.



    When he was in the eighth grade, Radcliff native Alexander Lane began hanging out with classmates who enjoyed rap music.

    “One of the major things they were doing was freestyle,” Lane recalled.

  • Come Together



    Jeff Everman started writing song lyrics about five years ago but doesn’t sing or play an instrument. He’s been thinking about getting something together where Christian lyricists, musicians and vocalists could get together and help each other.

    He started looking around for such a group but couldn’t find one that met in the area. Earlier this year he decided to give the idea a whirl. In February the idea became a monthly gathering called Come Together.

  • Ruth Redel Poetry Contest taking entries

    A contest organized by the “The Heartland Review” is calling on poets.

    The Ruth Redel Poetry Contest is now taking submissions. Deadline for submissions is Sept. 6 and the entry fee is $5 for the first poem and $1 for each additional submission. All contributions are tax deductible and checks can be made out to “The Heartland Review.”

    Winners will be awarded $250 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place. Winners and finalists will be published in the fall 2011 issue of “The Heartland Review.”

  • Will audiences hail Caesar in the 'Planet of the Apes' prequel?

    There’s been a lot of buzz among critics about “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”

    The prequel had an emotional aspect the original films lacked but by end it appeared the filmmakers have lost all hope in humanity. If you fall into the premise of the film, you believe humanity is evil and the apes are the heroes. Granted, humanity has its problems but the answer is not annihilation by a deadly disease so apes take over.
    But back to the film.

  • Elizabethtown couple embraces 18th century

    Elizabethtown residents Rudy and Pat McKinney often find themselves smack dab in the 1700s.

    The couple makes 18th century-style furniture and crafts and participates in historic re-enactments.

    “It’s the time period where our country was beginning,” Pat said, explaining what drew her to the 1700s.

  • The Best: Favorite bread recipes

    I love good bread, and I really mean love. I don’t care whether it’s a sourdough bread, a quick bread, cornbread, whole grain bread – if it’s good, I love it.

    So today you’re going to get some of my favorite bread recipes. The best thing about all of these recipes is that they’re easy. I have never quite mastered the art of making real bread from scratch. I think it must be a lack of patience or something on my part. But I can handle these recipes.

  • Sounds Taken lives in its music

    A love of music and playing instruments brought Sounds Taken, of Leitchfield, together. After putting the pieces together they found they had created a full band.

    Everything came into place their freshman year of high school with Tyler Higdon (vocals and guitar), Juston Spradling (bass and vocals) and Evan Wooden (drums and vocals). Matt Higgs joined them about two years later to play keyboard but moved to guitar as they used the keyboard less in the band.