Today's News

  • Clay Underwood back in concert in Hart County

    Country music singer and songwriter Clay Underwood performs Saturday at his alma mater, Hart County High School in Munfordville.

    He described the concert, which is a fundraiser for the Munfordville Sports Complex project, as a special homecoming.

  • Former Vine Grove resident directs anniversary production of 'Crimes of the Heart'

    Steve Woodring, who grew up in Vine Grove, is directing a production of Beth Henley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Crimes of the Heart” at the Bunbury Theatre in Louisville.

    The play made its world premier at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in 1979 before its run on Broadway in 1981. It was later made into a feature film staring Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange and Sissy Spacek.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Friendship Cake

    One of my jobs here at The News-Enterprise is researching the 20- and 30-year histories, looking back in our archives to see what was going on in Hardin County during those years. I’ve had fun looking through the newspapers from 20 years ago because I was writing a food column for the paper in 1991. I’ve loved revisiting those recipes from 20 years ago, and there are a couple of them that I want to share again in the next couple of weeks.

  • Q & A with A Lion Named Roar

    A Lion Named Roar is an up-and-coming band with Hardin County connections.

    The band, based in Louisville, is made up of Chris Jackson (lead vocals, acoustic), Tyler Anderson (guitar, vocals), Andy Meyers (drums, vocals), Billy Grubbs (guitar), Michael Brown (bass) and Josh Brown (keys, brass).

  • Reflecting on childhood superheroes

    Heroes, we can’t help but like them. They can do things that go beyond human expectations.

    The onslaught of comic book hero movies hitting theaters this summer makes me wonder why we like these characters and, for that matter, who was my favorite superhero growing up.

  • Birds, bats, bugs, butterflies and beyond

    Elizabethtown residents Lacy and Brenda Thomas are homebuilders, and their house hunters are birds, bats, bugs and butterflies, not to mention gnomes and fairies.

    “I make fairy furniture, too,” Lacy said.

    The whimsical homes for the mythological creatures are made from fallen limbs, branches and other wood pieces.

    “He’s a big recycler,” Brenda said.

  • Catch the inspiring wave of 'Soul Surfer'

    Films in the Christian genre have grown in popularity recently. “Facing the Giants” and “Fireproof” have had surprising success, but I have been disappointed with the overall quality of the films.

    The small budgets and inexperienced filmmakers have something to do with that, but as a critic, I struggle through films like these and “Letters to God” because the overall film quality is so poor.

    These films have inspiring messages and good stories, but the acting and filmmaking have been lacking.

  • Joy Bale Boone Poetry prize winners named

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s “The Heartland Review” announced the winners of the Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize.

    This year, editor Mick Kennedy received 68 submissions from around the country. Annually, “The Heartland Review” receives submissions from as far away from Italy, Japan and Canada as well.

    The 2011 winners are:

  • Note to Congress: Don't play with military pay

    The issue: Government shutdown
    Our view: Military pay should be off limits

    As a budget stalemate created the threat of a shutdown last week, the federal government’s overriding influence in modern American life became all too obvious.
    The conflict in Congress threatened home loans and education, health care and law enforcement, tourist attractions and most everything in between.

    The most startling aspect: A country at war would be unable to pay its fighting men and women.

    That is unacceptable.

  • Tourism opportunities touted at Chamber meeting

    Wednesday’s Chamber of Commerce meeting was about new leadership and new opportunities.

    Marcheta Sparrow, secretary for the Kentucky Cabinet of Tourism, Arts and Heritage, spoke at the luncheon meeting for the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, which also served as the first for new Chamber Executive Director Brad Richardson.