Today's News

  • Hardin ranked 14th, 19th in county health rankings

    Hardin County generally is one of the healthiest counties in Kentucky, according to recently released data.

    Hardin County was ranked 14th in health outcomes and 19th in health factors out of 120 Kentucky counties in a report released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report ranks counties in Kentucky and almost every county in the country.

  • Cochran brings Rock ‘n’ Roll Heritage Show to the PAC

    On Saturday, a Hardin County stage will be rockin’ with Bobby Cochran’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Heritage Show.

    Trinity Music Productions presents Cochran’s show at 7:30 p.m. at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    Cochran, a guitarist, singer, writer and producer, was influenced by his uncle, Eddie Cochran, who became popular in the 1950s.

    At 13, Cochran wanted to be a master guitarist and went on to work with Steppenwolf, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Leon Russell.

  • These are a few of my favorite things....

    I am a complete movie nerd. I have been since I saw my first movie, “The Jungle Book.”

    I loved them so much my undergraduate degree is in film and television, and I once aspired to be a film screenwriter and director.

    Last week the inner movie nerd came out once again while watching the “ABC News and People Best in Film: The greatest movies of our time.” For their list go to http://abcnews.go.com/entertainment/best_ film/.

  • Dash of Class

    Editor's note: The March 24 Pulse featured a portion of this column. The entire column is running today.

  • April Fool's Day is laughing matter for theater

    April Fool’s Day is a day of practical jokes, and the Historic State Theater plans on offering the last laugh.

    “You should be working on April Fool’s Day if you are a comedian,” Louisville comedian Bob Batch said.

    Batch will headline at Comedy Caravan at The Historic State Theater at 8 p.m. Friday in a show that includes two other comedians: Tim McClendon and Brad Lanning. McClendon will serve as the master of ceremonies.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Rhubarb Crisp

    Mary Iseler of Elizabethtown has sent in two rhubarb recipes. Since rhubarb usually is available in the spring, and with spring coming on fast, she thought it was time to share these good recipes. I know, I know, this is spring, but it doesn’t feel like it as I’m typing this on March 27.

    The Rhubarb Crisp recipe has been in Mary’s family for as long as she can remember. She doesn’t know where it came from, but all branches of the family have used it, so it goes back a long way.

  • Classical guitar concert to be held at ECTC

    Classical guitarist Kevin Shank and three guests will be in concert Sunday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Shank retired from U.S. Army Bands and has a classical guitar performance degree from the University of Louisville. The Army Band gave Shank the opportunity to play for President George H.W. Bush, Colin Powell and Ambassador Shirley Temple Black. He is an instructor at ECTC.

    His guests include Christina Shank, Jacqueline Hawkins and Andrew Rhinehart.

  • Spring brings back neighbors

    The start of spring brings so many things back to life. Wildlife. Flowerbeds. Playgrounds.

    But my favorite part of early spring is the return of neighborliness.
    Not long after Halloween, my family and my neighbors on Park Avenue in Elizabethtown call out to each other, “See you in the spring.” And we mean it. All winter long, every morning and every evening, we’ve hurried from our cars to our homes, heads down against the bitter wind. Other than a quick wave or a Christmas greeting, we keep to ourselves through those cold months.

  • James Corbin — soldier, father, musician

    Military experiences and a love of music combine for James Corbin, who has been playing the guitar since the age of 5.

    Corbin, who grew up in a musical family, toured with the Dirt Poor Authority band a few years before going to North Georgia College and his commission into the U.S. Army. He’s a cavalry officer who has been deployed to Iraq three times.

    The Army is what brought him to Fort Knox a year ago as a reconnaissance instructor. He also attended training there when he was a young lieutenant in the armor basic course.

  • Hooray for Heroes seeks local talent

    Hooray for Heroes, an annual all-day celebration of members of the military, their families and first responders, past and present, includes a festival during the afternoon and a patriotic program in the evening.