• Rockin' a capella

    The Heart of Kentucky Men’s Chorus will rock in the holidays with a performance of “A Rock ’n’ Roll Christmas” Friday at Severns Valley Baptist Church.
    The chorus was formed in 2003 by barbershop music enthusiasts in Hardin County. The group since has doubled in size numbering at least 30.
    Barbershop harmony is the group’s specialty and it has given 200 performances throughout Central Kentucky, including being featured in the Heartland Festival and other community events.

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    Desserts for Warm Blessings

    Last Christmas several individuals, families and organizations prepared homemade desserts for patrons of Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen to enjoy on Christmas Day. Several people have contacted me and asked if we could do this again. So let’s try it!

  • Beech Bend expanding

     Despite delays caused by flooding last May, Beech Bend Park in Bowling Green is completing a multi-million dollar expansion that includes a new amphitheater, three new water park attractions and two new amusement rides that will open when the park begins its 2011 season in May.

  • A concert of kings

    IF YOU GO: Christian artists Mark Schultz, Downhere and Alli Rogers will perform in concert 7 p.m. Tuesday at Severns Valley Baptist Church. Tickets are $15 and are available at Severns Valley Baptist Church, 1100 Ring Road; Word of God Christian Bookstore, 514 W. Poplar Street; at www.wjie.org; and at Lifeway Christian Stores, 2120 S. Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville.

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  • Father and son set for guitar concert

    A multi-faceted musician and his son will be in the spotlight Saturday at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center when the Acoustic Guitar Masters Concert Series 11 presents Tim Thompson.
    Joining Thompson on stage will be his son, Myles, who plays fiddle and mandolin.
    Thompson, a guitarist, singer and songwriter, will perform at 7:30 p.m. with his son. Tickets for the event are $15.
    “It’s very exciting and very fulfilling,” Thompson said about playing onstage with his son.

  • Ladies' Tea at the State

    Women are invited to have a spot of tea Saturday when the Elizabethtown Heritage Council & Woman’s Club Christmas Tea gets underway at the Historic State Theater complex.
    “I think this is our 10th or 11 year,” said Elizabethtown Heritage Council Executive Director Dana Beth Lyddan.
    The formal tea is at 2 p.m. at the First Federal Gallery of the building and is a “ladies only” event.

  • Sing, Strings and Bows

    You’ve likely heard “Silent Night,” and you might have heard “Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella,” but there’s a good chance you haven’t heard “Lille Julaften Waltz.”
    That’s because “Lille Julaften Waltz” is an original composition by musician Kenneth Baldwin. It is one of 12 songs on “Strings & Bows: A Heartland Christmas Homecoming,” a CD recorded by Jerry Williams, Alice Burton and Baldwin.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: 'Stuff'


    Jerianne Strange of Elizabethtown (former food columnist for The News-Enterprise) says that between Boy Scouts, 4-H and several other activities, the daily schedule at her home is often hectic. However, she wants to serve her family home-cooked meals. One way she does this is to keep seasoned, cooked hamburger in the freezer. She gave me this tip several months ago, and I’ve been doing it ever since. What a time saver.

  • Not a cliche, but a play: Tis The Season

    Hardin County Playhouse gets into the holiday spirit this weekend with its production of “Tis the Season.”
    But this isn’t an ordinary play. It was written by cast members who are sharing stories about their memories and feelings about the holidays.