• "Country Strong" is not strong enough

    “Country Strong”
    Rated PG-13 for thematic elements involving alcohol abuse and some sexual content
    Release date: Jan. 7
    Runtime: 112 minutes
    Rating; two and a half out of five take slates

    By Becca Owsley

    “Country Strong” is one sad and lonesome country song.

    The story centers around two characters, Kelly Canter and Beau Hutton.

  • Moore, Moore, Moore: Musician to release third album


    Set to be released Tuesday, “In the Cool of the Day” marks the third album from singer, songwriter and former Elizabethtown resident Daniel Martin Moore.

    In 2008, Moore released his debut album “Stray Age.” His follow-up album, “Dear Companion,” was released in 2010 and included fellow musician and songwriter Ben Sollee and was produced by Jim James from the bands My Morning Jacket and Monsters of Folk.

  • Silent From the Struggle but not in their work

    FOR MORE: To learn more about Silent From the Struggle and listen to samples of their music, find them on www.facebook.com and at www.reverbnation.com/silentfromthestruggle.


    Local rock and metal band Silent From the Struggle is not another in a long string of transitory musical groups for vocalist Chris Morehouse.

    In fact, it is his first band. Morehouse has been singing for about only two years.

  • TEASCC needs singers

    For 10 years, The Elizabethtown Area Sacred Community Choir has presented an annual concert to the community.
    The choir will present “Melodious Milestones and Resurrection Requiem” in March, but needs singers for the choir.
    Anyone 15 and older who can commit to the practices is invited to sing with the choir.
    Rehearsals are 2:30–4:30 p.m. Sundays from Jan. 9-Feb. 27 at First Presbyterian Church, 1016 Pear Orchard Road, Elizabethtown. Childcare will be provided.

  • An ode to the outgoing chief

    Change. Sometimes it’s not a word I’m fond of. Change can bring good things, but it can take aspects out of your life that you’re not sure you want to lose.
    Change is happening at The News-Enterprise this week. Features Editor Holly Tabor is leaving our comfortable little team to go back to school for a master’s degree to teach high school English. I know, we’ve all told her she’s crazy, but after dealing with the features team, teenagers should be a piece of cake.

  • Movie Review: The best and worst of 2010

    By Becca Owsley
    The movies of 2010 were full of great high points, extremely low points and a lot of movies hovering in between.

  • It's Elvis's birthday ... thank you, thank you very much

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  • 'Music is the air I breathe'

    At 15, most teens are thinking about their first car. But for Chaz McKinney of Elizabethtown, the only thing on his mind is music.
    McKinney began playing piano at age 7 and guitar at 10. By 2007 he was writing his own music and he released his first album, “The Notebook EP,” in 2008.
    He’s studied at the Rock School at Mom’s Music in Louisville, performed at Fourth Street Live and Bluebird Café, and opened for Eddie Money, Loverboy, Kix Brooks and Jars of Clay at a benefit for childhood cancer.

  • A Dash of Class: Tips and recipes to help you lose weight

    Looking for your favorite Valentine recipe

    If you have a favorite recipe that you prepare for your special sweetheart, please send to Nora by Feb. 1 for a column on Feb. 10. 


    One of my resolutions in last week’s column was to give you recipes to help you lose weight. Before I can do that, I need to give you some tried and true tips.

  • A new season at the State

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    The Historic State Theater not only has a new season but a new leader as well. Emily West has taken over as executive director at the theater and is looking forward to what lies ahead.

    In her first week on the job, West doesn’t know for sure how successful last season was, but knows the fall of 2010 was successful with good crowds at presentations of “A Christmas Story” and “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken,” which returned for a second run.