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  • Annual Kentucky State Fair continues through Sunday

    By LYNSIE DICKERSON

    Gold Standard Off Duty Editor

    lynsie.m.dickerson.ctr@mail.mil

    The 110th Kentucky State Fair kicked off Aug. 14 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. The annual event features agricultural exhibits, live entertainment, contests, rides, food and more.

    “This is the start to an 11-day celebration that high-lights Kentucky’s agriculture and history,” said Kentucky State Fair Board President and CEO Clifford “Rip” Rippetoe, according to a Kentucky State Fair press release.

  • Heartland Festival in the Park kicks off tomorrow in E’town

    By LYNSIE DICKERSON

    Gold Standard Off Duty Editor

    lynsie.m.dickerson.ctr@mail.mil

    The sound of live music and the smell of carnival food will once again fill the air at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown during the 2014 Heart- land Festival in the Park this week.

    The annual festival kicks off to- morrow at 5 p.m. with carnival rides, various vendors, a movie showing at the bandstand and a mud volleyball tournament at Freeman Lake Park. A baby contest will also take place that night at Pritchard Community Center.

  • Darius Rucker, Jennifer Nettles to perform next week

    By TRACY WHITAKER

    Fort Knox Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation

    Country superstars Darius Rucker and Jennifer Nettles, with special guest Brandi Clark, will take the stage during the 14th annual Fort Knox Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Summer Concert Series Aug. 30 at the Godman Army Airfield.

    Darius Rucker first attained multi-platinum status as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of Hootie & the Blowfish. Since reintroducing himself to the world as a country artist, Rucker has had a successful few years.

  • Mammoth Cave offers free tours

    By VICKIE CARSON

    Public Information Officer,

    Mammoth Cave National Park

    Mammoth Cave National Park will offer free Mammoth Passage cave tours Monday, in recognition of Founders Day, the founding day of the National Park Service.

    “On Aug. 25, 1916, Congress passed the Organic Act, which established the National Park Service,” said Acting Superintendent Lizzie Watts.

  • NOW SHOWING

    Starts Friday, Aug. 22

    WAYBUR THEATER

    942-4284

    “Transformers: Age of Extinction” 3D (PG-13) 7 p.m. Tomorrow.

    “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (PG-13) 7 p.m. Saturday.

    “Planes: Fire and Rescue” (PG) 2 p.m. Sunday.

    Closed - Monday.-Thursday.

     

    MOVIE PALACE

    Elizabethtown

    769-1505

    “The Hundred-Foot Journey” (PG) 1:30, 4, 6:30 and 9 p.m.

  • Fruit-flavored cereal adds color to pancakes

    StatePoint Media

    A little extra time—and a special recipe—may be all that's needed to set the tone for a great day, especially on weekend mornings.

    It all begins with a tasty and fun breakfast, like pancakes. It’s a versatile breakfast, too, that can include tasty ingredients ranging from blueberries to bananas to buckwheat; just about anything goes when it comes to stirring up a piping hot stack. Favorite cereals can be used to add a dash of deliciousness to pancakes.

  • New school year a new start for students

    StatePoint Media

    Back-to-school time means another year of tests, team tryouts and club meetings— but it also means an opportunity for students to have a fresh start. Whether a student is an ace academic or has found it challenging to stay on top of a to-do list, there are many ways to get prepared for a successful school year.

    By studying smarter, staying organized and keeping motivated, students can learn to juggle it all.

    Study Tips

  • NOW SHOWING

    Starts Friday, Aug. 15

    WAYBUR THEATER

    942-4284

    “Transformers: Age of Extinction” (PG-13) 7 p.m. Tomorrow.

    “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (PG-13) 7 p.m. Saturday.

    “How to Train Your Dragon 2” (PG) 2 p.m. Sunday--FREE CYSS showing.

    Closed - Monday.-Thursday.

     

    MOVIE PALACE

    Elizabethtown

    769-1505

    “The Hundred-Foot Journey” (PG) 1:30, 4, 6:30 and 9 p.m.

  • Annual summer event includes nature, sculpture challenge

    By BETH AVEY

    Bernheim Forest

    Bonnie “Prince” Billy will headline the musical performances at this year’s CONNECT at Bernheim, Aug. 23 from 6:24-10:24 p.m. The annual summer celebration showcases all that is poss-ible when art, science and nature inter-sect. Artists will set up around Lake Nevin with funky, fun and spontaneous art displays and demonstrations. Food and beer vendors will also be on hand.

  • Theater holding auditions for Christmas performance

    By HANNAH WEMITT

    StageOne Family Theatre

    StageOne Family Theatre will be holding student auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Todd Hall, 501 W. Main Street, Louisville. StageOne is seeking male and female students, ages 8-17.