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Monday's Man

  • From the Cheap Seats: Power of teachers lasts a lifetime

    Earlier this month, schools and communities around the country observed Teacher Appreciation Day.

    Whenever I hear about a day such as this one or about educators who leave a lasting impact on students, my mind always turns to Mr. Bond and Ms. Foulds of good old Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School at the corner of Fifth and Sydney streets.

    And for much different reasons.

    Mr. Bond was a slender man, with thick black framed glasses who smoked a lot. He cared about all of his students, it seemed, even me.

  • Gary Meredith is on the trail

    Gary Meredith is part of a volunteer organization that specializes in searching for missing people.

    As president and co-founder of Kentucky Bloodhound Search and Rescue, Meredith helps train and deploy dogs to track a person by scent.

    The group was organized in 2005 with five handlers and three dogs. Maggie Mae was the first deployable dog. There now are 11 handlers and six deployable dogs.

  • The Art of Performance: Warrior Games provide healing environment

    The 2012 Warrior Games recently finished at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. The games provide an important environment for injured military service members to showcase healing in the competitive format of adaptive sports. The competition pits service personnel from the Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy. This year, Special Operations and the British military also sent competitors.

    The spirit of the Warrior Games is highlighted by athletes such as Ryan McIntosh of the U.S. Army. He competed in wheelchair basketball as well as track and field.

  • Reservist, attorney embraces "common roots"

    Among the items that fill the shelves in the Elizabethtown office of attorney Greg Thompson are a Lego display representing “To Kill a Mockingbird,” military headgear and a miniature statue of Abraham Lincoln.

    The items, and others found among the legal books, represent various aspects of Thompson’s life, which started in Flaherty.

    “I’m from common roots,” he said, noting he came from a farming family.

  • A life changing event for Woody Will

    Woody Will has spent his life rescuing others, but recently he had to take measures to rescue himself from life in a wheel chair.

    Through weight loss, training and some new knees, Will was able to get out of his wheel chair and back to the life he lived before.

    His life began in Illinois. While serving in the Air Force, he met Denver Woodring and his family. Will began dating Woodring’s daughter, Linda, while stationed in Spain.

  • The Art of Performance: Young hockey goalie works hard to succeed

    Occasionally, young athletes make new opportunities for themselves based upon preparation and opportunity. This is the case of 22-year-old Braden Holtby, the starting goaltender during the 2012 playoffs for the Washington Capitals professional hockey team.

  • Doctor returns to join area physician family

    When Kevin Moreman, a gastroenterologist, returned to Elizabethtown last July it was not unlike the completion of a set.

    Moreman now practices in the same town as the rest of his family, most of whom are in the medical field, including in-laws.

    “Kasey and I just decided this was a better fit for us,” Moreman said of his and his wife’s decision to return to Elizabethtown.

  • Keeper of White Mills' history

    When people need information about the history of White Mills, they usually go to one source, Henry Morrison.

    Morrison has lived in White Mills most of his life. He spends his post-retirement days delving in court house records and pouring over old newspaper articles in the library at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Documenting the small, storied town almost is a full-time hobby.

  • This Digital Life: Apple systems no longer virus-free

    The myth of Mac computers’ invulnerability against viruses was crushed this month with the report by the computer security firm Kapersky Labs that 600,000 Macs were infected by a nasty piece of malware going by the name Flashback/Flashfake.

    That announcement was followed quickly by another revealing an exploit of Microsoft Word on Macs.

  • Jamie Henderson: Pink Heals, Tunnel to Towers part of community involvement for Radcliff fire chief

    Radcliff Fire Chief Jamie Henderson has been tested by fire and ice and has met those challenges while seeking ways to serve the community.

    After working as a firefighter for years for the Vine Grove and Radcliff fire departments, Henderson took on the role of fire chief just before the January 2009 ice storm.

    “I learned, myself, about resources,” Henderson said, explaining he had taken on an emergency management role.