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  • 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.

  • A Dash of Class: Favorite recipes from one of Hardin County's finest cooks

    Some of the best nominations for “One of Hardin County’s Finest Cooks” are made by you, my readers. Even though I have known this lady for some time, I had no idea of her love to cook.

    It is my pleasure to recognize former Hardin County Schools board member, Radcliff citizen and community leader extraordinaire, Jo Emary. When I asked her if she would like to share some of her recipes with you, she was quick to say yes.

  • Community choir celebrates 10 years

    Its members are preparing to celebrate 10 years, but the genesis of The Elizabethtown Area Sacred Community Choir technically goes back more than a decade to 1999, when the Israel-Palestinian conflict grabbed the attention of Sida Roberts.

    About that time, Roberts read about a cantata written for healing of the nations and knew it needed to be part of a local service. She began contacting the music directors at various churches in the community to form a collaborative effort, leading to the creation of the choir's board of directors in 2001.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Cheeseburger Bake and a cheesecake

    As you all know, I really love “quick and easy” recipes. I think when I was younger, I enjoyed the harder, more complex recipes. You would think it would be the other way around; when I was younger and my daughter was at home, I would have had less time, so I should have wanted the “quick and easy” dishes then. But no, I want them now.