Today's Features

  • The quintessential stage mom steps into the spotlight when Hardin County Playhouse presents “Gypsy” beginning today.

    “If you were to get a top 10 list of musicals, ‘Gypsy’ would almost always top that list,” HCP artistic director Bo Cecil said.

  • The 66th annual American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards air 8 p.m. Sunday on CBS and Elizabethtown native Darron West is up for an award.

    West is nominated for best sound design for his work with the play “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

    The play is nominated for nine Tony Awards including best play.

    West is an Elizabethtown High School graduate and had a paper route for The News-Enterprise as a kid, allowing him to buy his first drum set.

  • From the smaller yards of established neighborhoods to wide open farmland, there’s always a place for planting. That’s made evident by the lineup of The Garden Club of Elizabethtown’s annual Garden Tour and Tea.

  • Lynnvale Class of 1962 celebrated its 50th year at the Lynnvale Alumni Banquet on May 19. Back row from left, Lonnie Nugent, John Lay, Milton Owsley, Charlie Brown, Henry Chitwood, Carroll Coogle, John McGuffin, Nolan Harrison, Buddy Akers and Cecil Hawkins; front row, Barrett Morrison, Norita Cecil Lamb, Brenda Conway Stallard, Joyce Floyd Pence and Judy Jaggers Coogle.

  • The Zonta Club of Elizabethtown met May 24 at the Brown-Pusey House. Three new members were officially welcomed and installed.

    The Zonta Club members collected personal items for women at Warm Blessings as the service project for the month; installed new officers for 2012-13; made plans for the upcoming annual golf scramble in September; and met the newest scholarship recipient, Christie Ferguson.

    The next meeting is at 6 p.m. June 28 at the Brown-Pusey House.

  • A free, day-long concert primarily of local musicians aimed at raising awareness of missing persons takes the stage from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Freeman Lake Park.

    This is the first time the concert, called Song for the Missing, is hosted by Kentucky Bloodhound Seach and Rescue and Kentucky K9, said Toni Goodman, KBSAR vice president.

    “We’re just trying to get the word out there,” said Goodman of Elizabethtown.

  • Poodle skirts and leather jackets are optional, but patrons Friday and Saturday at the Historic State Theater are invited to don such attire for showings of “Grease.”

    Set in the ’50s, the 1978 movie stars John Travolta as Danny and Olivia Newton-John as Sandy. The story focuses on the two characters finding themselves together again at Rydell High School after sharing a summer romance thinking they would not see each other after summer’s end.

  • Released in December 2011, “Coriolanus” is an independent film not seen in local theaters but released for rental last week.

    It is a modern day adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play.

    Modern military, flat-screen televisions and vehicles all are present, and Roman togas are replaced with modern wardrobe. But the “thees” and “thous” of Shakespeare’s time still are uttered throughout the film.

  • The recommendation feature used by many media websites and services has changed the way we read, watch, listen.

    And mostly, it’s a change for the better. It saves time and ushers you to treasures you might not otherwise have found.

    Since someone gave me a Kindle late in 2010, I’ve hardly picked up a bound paper book. With each electronic book I finish, another is just a few presses of a button away. I often find it in the “recommended for you” list.

  • Boy Scout Troop 221 supported Memorial Day by placing American Flags on gravesites at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central. Scouts worked in conjunction with other groups and individuals to ensure all headstones received American Flags. Pictured are Scouts Ben West, Keagan Kirkman, Everett Kirkman, Braxton Kirkman, Grayson Kirkman, Steven Hof, Logan Ray, Eagle Scout Zack Broom, Scoutmasters Randy Ray and Hans Kirkman. Not pictured is Brayden Berving.