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Monday's Man

  • For Your Health: Five ways to protect your ticker

    February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans even though it is largely preventable.

    More specifically, more than half a million men have heart attacks every year and, according to the Centers for Disease Control, half of all American men younger than 40 will develop heart disease during their lifetimes.

    Lifestyle habits are the primary cause for heart disease. Poor diet, tobacco use, physical inactivity and the stress that life brings us all contribute to poor heart health.

  • From the Cheap Seats: Too much to think about

    I have been searching for days for what to write this month’s column about.

    I’ve thought about it at work and at home. While sweating on an exercise machine and at a way-too-long traffic light. In the shower and while watching “American Idol” and “The Office.”

    Nothing seems to have nudged me one way or another.

  • Farming's in his blood

    Matt Adams, 24, has had farming on his mind a long time. He didn’t grow up living on a farm but spent a lot of his childhood and youth on the farm.

    His family moved to Upton from Eastern Kentucky. They were dairy farmers before he was born. After arriving in Upton, they did not know anyone and were, in a way, adopted as family of local farmer Paul Avery. He had children around the age of Adams’ parents but they all lived out of state.

  • Local man fires up big wheels for a big cause

    Tractor pulls are nothing new to Tim Hornback, but last fall was the first time the Elizabethtown man pulled a weighty subject into the limelight in such a manner.

    Hornback organized the Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull, an event to raise awareness of and money for breast cancer. When all was said and done, the truck and tractor pull drew more than 2,300 people over two nights and raised $13,674.25 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

  • Upton man lands life devoted to passions

    Being born and raised on a dairy farm had a great influence on Upton resident Chris Hines, who pursued his passions of working and fishing as he got older, overcoming obstacles along the way.

    Hines is a professional fisherman, a city councilman and a business owner.

    “From a young age, I knew what hard work was,” said Hines, 38. “That was something instilled in me at a young age.”

  • The Art of Performance: Commit yourself now

    New Year’s has passed and those who made New Year’s resolutions probably already have given up on them. Most people who make New Year’s resolutions do it because they feel social pressure. They don’t set goals because they are fully committed to the hard work of goal setting.

    If you are serious about reaching an important goal and are willing to do the hard work to reach that goal, you will want to use a different process. You do not want to use a simple New Year’s resolution to set and meet a goal.

  • 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.