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Monday's Man

  • Eyewitness to history: Bob Bailey is a Pearl Harbor survivor

    At just 17, Bob Bailey lived through the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Now at 88, it’s a day he has never forgotten.

    He was only 16 when he enlisted in the U.S. Army. His father vouched for his age so he could enlist before he was old enough.

    Bailey was stationed at Hickam Field, adjacent to Pearl Harbor Naval Base. A wire fence was all that divided the two. He used to go across the fence to Pearl Harbor to buy commodities because they were cheaper.

  • Road to the hall of fame: Duke Burnett inspired to create EHS athletic hall

    Duke Burnett was born and raised in Elizabethtown, but it was a trip to Cadiz that made him realize the town was missing something.

    Burnett, who was the high school basketball coach in Cadiz from 1959 to 1967, was inducted into the Trigg County Athletic Hall of Fame in early 2012. He made the trip from Elizabethtown to Cadiz for the January ceremony.

    “When I got back up here I thought, ‘Why don’t we do that in E’town?’” Burnett, 80, said.

  • For Your Health: CDC: Some vaccinated test positive for influenza

    The Centers for Disease Control has received reports of some people who were vaccinated against influenza becoming ill and testing positive for influenza. This occurs every season. It’s not possible at this time to say whether or not there is more of this happening this season than usual.

  • Rev. Cousens a world traveler, friend to pets

    Throughout the Rev. Dennis Cousens’ outer office, photos and statues of Jesus, Mary and other important figures of the Catholic faith line the walls, with one exception.

    A fan of both classical and country music, he has a personalized and autographed picture of country singer Garth Brooks. It was given to him by a friend who knows Brooks and it has become a conversation piece to those who visit his office.

    Cousens, like his taste in music, is a blend of the classical and contemporary.

  • Journey of faith: Bi-vocational pastor finds path back to service

    The path for the Rev. Johannesburg Boulware, bi-vocational pastor of The Journey church in Elizabethtown, wasn’t without some detours.

    “I didn’t always walk close to God,” Boulware said.

    The Hardin County native attended Mill Creek Baptist Church while a student at North Hardin High School and was called into ministry when he was about 15 years old.

    Having discovered he was dyslexic when he was a junior in high school, Boulware didn’t think he’d do a good job in the ministry. He was reading at a third-grade level.

  • Smallest gifts leave the biggest Christmas memories

    t won’t be long before youngsters will tear into those delicately wrapped Christmas gifts around a tree.

    As a kid, I was guilty of this. I might as well also confess that every year from about 5 years of age through 18, I would tear part of the gift wrapping on a present to see what it was covering up, and then sneak the gift to the back of the tree so mom and dad wouldn’t notice.

    A few times they did.

  • The Rev. William Curle: Faith, farming and following God's call

    God called him to the ministry at age 18, but the Rev. William Curle of Hodgenville ran from his call for many years until God “loved him back” to where he needed to be, he said.

    He didn’t really do anything devastating as he ran. He remained active in church but it took him a long time to surrender to his call, he said.

    As his calling unfolded, he’s worn many hats, working at Dow Corning in Elizabethtown until 2006, farming and a preaching ministry that began in 1992.

  • Pastor Paul Horn sees growth at Faith Lutheran Church

    The Rev. Paul Horn began his service as pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Radcliff in July 2004, but his congregation was a bit different from what he was prepared for.

    “Over 90 percent of our church is military, whether active duty or retired,” he said.

    Providing military ministry requires special consideration, Horn said.

  • The Art of Performance: Tragedy in professional sports, personal lives

    Tragedy struck in Kansas City on Dec. 1. The first focus was on the Kansas City Chiefs football team. Linebacker Jovan Belcher committed suicide in the parking lot of the team headquarters in front of the coach and general manager.

    This was the tip of iceberg of the tragedy. Many more terrible details have been discovered that have impacted many different families connected to this terrible situation. Belcher killed Kasandra Perkins before driving to the stadium and killing himself.

  • Bob 'Chief' Perkins has gone from sailing seas to saving souls

    “I’m a Yankee and I don’t eat green beans,” Bob “Chief” Perkins said about his northern roots.