Today's Features

  • From the previews that ran before “Premium Rush,” it’s clear that it’s the time of year when big names show up in not so big movies. Yep, it’s fall movie season.

    “Premium Rush” starts strong with music by The Who, and then kind of coasts downhill through the rest of the film.

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“The Dark Knight”) is known for finding smaller, quirky films to fit in between his larger film roles. This particular film would better fit as a pilot for a television drama.

  • Women make friends at three times in their lives — when they go to school, when they go to work and when they have children — I once read. Now that I’ve been through all that, it seems about right.

    Coincidentally, this month marked the 24th anniversary of the day I made my best and oldest friend. It was the first day of fifth grade at Beechgrove Elementary School in Kenton County and the seat beside Amy Richerson was empty. That little twist of fate set a long path for 10-year-old me.

  • Two things often happen when planning a before-meal appetizer or appetizers for a party. You either can think of something unique that stands out with your guest or you get in a rut and serve the same thing you always do. If in a rush, the appetizer often comes from a freezer.

    This week’s adventure includes two appetizers guaranteed to wow your guests with minimal effort.  

    The first is a recipe for prosciutto potato poppers. Prosciutto is a type of cured ham often used in Italian cooking.   

  • Dolores Perry of Elizabethtown will celebrate her 90th birthday today, Aug. 31, 2012.

    She was born in Cub Run and is a member of St. James Catholic Church and has been a member of the Lincoln Trail Homemakers Club for more than 50 years. She was a 4-H leader for many years.

    She was married to the late James T. Perry.

    She has three children, Brenda Sue Clark and Stephen J. Perry, both of Elizabethtown, and Judy P. Wilshear of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

  • On behalf of the Elizabethtown Tennis Commission and the tennis community of Elizabethtown, I would like to thank the following organizations and businesses for helping to make the EtownApartment.com Heartland ShootOuta fun and successful experience: Etown Apartments.com, Elizabethtown Parks and Recreation, The News-Enterprise, WQXE, ESPN, WAKY, Hardin Memorial Hospital, TJ Rhoades, Kelley Miller, Don Brandenburg and Mark Harris.  I would also like to thank the many players, volunteers, friends and family who helped with the 2012 EtownApartment.com Heartland ShootOut.

  • Joyce Lupresto was named artist of the month at the August meeting of the Central Kentucky Art Guild. The collage, “Pear,” will hang for a month in Cobbler’s Café in Elizabethtown. Then next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Nolin RECC. New members and guests always are welcome.

  • This adventure starts in the garden with a couple things to do with fresh vegetables.

    Since fresh always is better, garden season is great for people who love to cook. Coming up with new ideas to prepare garden goodies also is fun.

    After I interviewed Ruth Hayden, who was featured on last week’s Wednesday’s Woman page, she handed me her recipe for Summer Squash Patties. With some squash from the garden that needed to be eaten, I tried her recipe.

  • Here we are at the end of August, students have returned to school and the roads are less traveled without folks on vacations. I have some interesting recipes for you today and hope you will enjoy them.

    Some of you are fixing lunches for your children to take for school and I have included some recipes for cookies to include in their lunches.

  • Emily West, executive director of the Historic State Theater, right,  with Tom Hewlett of Brandenburg Telecom, who presents a sponsorship donation for the Brian Young Band concert Sept. 15.