Today's News

  • Mark Chesnutt's 'Ol' Country' and coming to E'town tonight

    Country music singer Mark Chesnutt will headline an intimate, acoustic show at the Historic State Theater, and some local fans promise country charm and good music on his behalf.

    Chesnutt has been a part of the country music scene for more than 20 years and has had many number one hits. He won the 1993 CMA Horizon Award, which is given to newer artists in country music.

  • 'Momologues' performed to benefit SpringHaven

    Mother’s Day has come and gone, but moms still will take center stage and a nonprofit group will benefit when the Historic State Theater hosts the play “MOMologues” on Sunday.

    “MOMolgues” is an original comedy directed by Lisa Holmes, SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program executive director. The one-time performance is at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available only at the door the day of the performance.

    Proceeds benefit SpringHaven.

  • 'Something Borrowed' speckled with reality but somewhat lacking

    “Something Borrowed” is the kind of movie that’s about more than just one relationship. It’s a romantic comedy but at the same time a dramatic look at many interpersonal relationships.

  • Some days can be transformed

    Not every day is golden. Some days start out as tarnished copper and are — as if manipulated by an exceptionally-skilled alchemist — magically transformed into something brighter and much more treasured.

    That was the case one particular day last week.

    The day wasn’t particularly bad; it wasn’t like I’d rank it in the top 10 worst days, or even the top 100, or even the top 1,000 or ... well, you get the idea. That’s why it got the classification of tarnished copper rather than rusty tin.

  • Brandenburg inn becomes setting for web-based fantasy series

    Witches, wizards and barbarians are on the menu at the Doe Run Inn in Brandenburg as production for a six-part live-action web series continues.

    “Brothers Barbarian” is being shot at the Brandenburg inn and includes in its cast two well-known fantasy and science fiction artists.

    Larry Elmore, a fantasy artist known, in part, for his work for Dungeons & Dragons gaming material, will portray a crazy old wizard. New York Times best-selling fantasy author Margret Weis, known for her Dragonlance series, plays a witch.

  • Dash of Class: Egg recipes

    “The Incredible Edible Egg.” Now, how many of you are humming that little tune made so popular by the American Egg Board on televisions across the United States several years ago?

  • Lip sync contest entries due today

    Today is the deadline to sign up for the 2011 Heartland Music Festival United Way of Central Kentucky Lip Sync contest. Organizers extended the deadline to line up more entries.

    “Anyone can join the lip sync (contest),” said organizer Jennifer Meyers, noting businesses, schools, civic groups, churches and any group of friends are welcome to enter. All entries must include two to 25 people.

  • Summer reading program encourages world exploration

    Area children can explore the world this summer at Hardin County Public Library.

    The theme for summer reading this year is “One World, Many Stories.” It focuses on introducing children to stories, travel and cultures from throughout the world.

    The program kicks off with professional storyteller Mary Hamilton and folktales from around the world from 11 a.m. to noon June 7.

  • Saturday event honors local heroes

    As it has for many years now, the city of Radcliff will host an event Saturday to honor military personnel, their families and first responders in Hardin County.

    “We honor everyone who has served or is serving,” said Jo Emary, Hooray for Heroes board of directors member.

    Beginning at noon, live music, prizes, giveaways, food, games and other activities fill the agenda for Hooray for Heroes. The event begins in the adjoining parking lots between Stithton Baptist Church and Walmart Supercenter in Radcliff.

  • Fire damages Radcliff home

    An early morning fire damaged a Radcliff home Wednesday and investigators later in the day were trying to pinpoint the cause.

    Police say they found a meth lab in the residence on Vine Street. The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force was called to the scene as well as fire departments from Radcliff and Vine Grove.

    Radcliff Police spokesman Bryce Shumate said while the home appeared to be lived in, nobody was home when fire trucks arrived on the scene.