.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Monday's Man

  • Art of Performance: Coach helps Gabby Douglas grab the gold medal

    Gabby Douglas became the darling of the 2012 Olympic Games because of her infectious smile and her ability to fly like a squirrel on the uneven parallel bars. This 16-year-old won the all-around gymnastics competition, a premier event in the Olympics. She also is the first American to win the all-around gold medal and the gymnastics team gold medal.

  • One moment in time can offer endless possibilities

    Sometimes you just never know when you will run into a life-changing moment.

    One for me came earlier this month as I was heading west on U.S. 62 and a car parked in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens caught my eye. It was the only car I could see over the vastness of the cemetery on this day.

    The grass at the cemetery I imagine was soggy from nearly 4 inches of rain the day before. But there sat a man, I would guess somewhere between 65 and 80 years of age, in a chair by a grave.

    It was a stunning picture.

  • For Your Health: Seven reasons to begin your day with breakfast

    By DONNY GILL

    Breakfast is perhaps the most underappreciated and overlooked meal of our day. We tend to skip it altogether or grab something that is not very good for us such as a doughnut. But, just as Mom used to say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day for all of us and especially children and teens.

    Here seven reasons breakfast should be a part of your daily routine.

  • Music paves path from Iraq to Radcliff

    Music provided Sipan Hassan a path from Zawita, Iraq, to Radcliff. Now, the former Kurdish interpreter hopes music continues to pave that road all the way to the west coast.

    “My big goal is how to get into the music industry and Hollywood,” the 36-year-old said.

    Before the capture of Saddam Hussein, Hassan was living in Iraq and had composed a rap song called “Join the Game,” which urged the capture of the deposed Iraqui dictator. U.S. troops liked the song.

  • Rocking around the clock

    Mike Marvin doesn’t just like oldies music. He knows everything there is to know about it.

    A disc jockey for WAKY 103.5, he’s earned the nickname “Mr. Oldies.”

    He spins oldies in the evening time slot at WAKY and also is the go-to guy for any question about rock ‘n’ roll history.

    Station general manager Rene Bell never has worked with anyone with a “vast warehouse of knowledge” like Marvin’s, she said.

  • The Art of Performance: The pressure cooker: 2012 Olympics

    The 2012 Summer Olympics are in session, and the pressures have begun. This competition brings out the best and worst of world class athletes.

    You might remember one of the devastating images of the 2008 Games. The event was the women’s 100-meter hurdles. U.S. hurdler Lolo Jones had a commanding lead but clipped the ninth hurdle, stumbled, fell on the track and finished seventh. It was a devastating turn of events. Her Olympic dreams came crashing down. Later, Jones would say she was thinking too much about technique as the race drew to a close.

  • Bo knows, promotes tennis

    To borrow from a popular advertising campaign of the ‘90s, Bo knows tennis.

    Bo O’Brien also knows basketball, baseball, football and track, among other sports.

    The Elizabethtown resident has been involved in sports for most of his life and these days he is chairman of the Elizabethtown Tennis Commission.

    “This is my way of volunteering,” O’Brien, 64, said of his work with the commission.

  • Baseball at the heart of a lot of memories

    I decided nine days ago what my column would be today.

    I decided five days ago as I hauled out the garbage under a lit up night sky of electricity that it would become a doubleheader about baseball and what it can be to dads and men like me.

    Best I can figure, I have coached baseball for 13 years. I even coached when I didn't have a son playing. So I have seen a lot of ball fields, a lot of games, a lot of great wins and even a few, even to this day, head-scratching losses.

  • Bobby Sheroan applies the discipline of martial arts to daily life

    The disciplines of personal responsibility, courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and an indomitable spirit are not only what Grandmaster Bobby Sheroan practices in Tae Kwon Do and other martial arts, but also what he’s practiced in work and family life.

    After graduating with the last graduating class of Vine Grove High School in 1962, Sheroan went to General Motors training school in Cincinnati and worked as the service manager at a local Buick dealership.

  • Art of Performance: Disasters can spawn new successes

    There is one professional baseball organization that stands out as the worst over the last 20 years. That organization is the Pittsburgh Pirates. They have endured 19 losing seasons in a row. They have played bad baseball and made questionable trades for many years. Their losing performance is illustrative of a team going in the wrong direction.

    The Pirates have not always been so bad. They have a history of World Series championships and some of the best baseball players have played for them. But for the last 19 years, they have been the worst team in baseball.