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Monday's Man

  • Touching the intangible: NCEF president Al Rider promotes education

    Al Rider took a leave of absence from his job in Tennessee to help the North Central Education Foundation in Elizabethtown, his former town of residence.

    That was 20 years ago.

    “I came back with the intent of helping the foundation raise money for the college,” Rider said.

  • WQXE's Greg Milby is not a normal morning show host

    Greg Milby starts his day earlier than some — 3:30 a.m. to be exact.

    Early in the morning, Milby commutes from Corydon, Ind., to Elizabethtown to co-host the WQXE morning show “Greg and Hollie in the Morning.”

    He’s been making the drive for 10 years but will move to Elizabethtown soon. It will give him more opportunities to serve in Hardin County and shortening the drive gives him more time with his wife, Jennifer, and their two sons.

  • National championship day is a time to celebrate game, players

    Today is the best day of the college football season. It is the day of the college football championship game. It is the day that every college football fan anticipates. It is the game which will crown the undisputed national champion of college football.

  • Howard Gatlin constructs a life of giving

    Building homes was a hobby for Howard Gatlin until 2008.

    That’s when the Elizabethtown man began working for Hardin County Habitat for Humanity, where he is construction foreman.

    A cabinetmaker and woodworker, Gatlin had a background in building and had built 13 houses on his own as a contractor before becoming construction foreman for the nonprofit organization.

    “I built my first home in ’76,” Gatlin said.

    On most of the houses, he did “basically everything.”

  • The passion of Bob Swope

    Bob Swope is known for his Ford dealership in Elizabethtown, but he also is passionate about making sure people have clean water to drink through a project in Guatemala.

  • This Digital Life: A few good stops for your next surf

    Sometimes there’s just too much goodness to focus on one topic. So for December’s column, I’m providing a grab bag of items I hope you find interesting.

    Follow me. I’ve mentioned this before, but it warrants a few more words. If you have not yet checked out Google+, you really should. Yes, it’s another social media platform, and I know, you’re already wasting too much time on Facebook. But Google’s approach appeals to me. The best way I can describe it is “Facebook for grown-ups.”

  • Elizabethtown man takes honoring vets to national level

    Being part of an organization that helps veterans, children and the community is important to Bob Fulkerson.

    As a member of Sons of the American Legion in Elizabethtown, Fulkerson has invested himself in such an organization.

    “We’re a support group of the American Legion, and we’re there to support veterans of the American Legion and their families,” Fulkerson said.

  • From the Cheap Seats: Giving to those in need is a great personal gift

    The tag dangled midway up the church Christmas tree, away from many of the others tags that remained.
    As my wife and I looked at the ages on the tags of the First Christian Church version of an Angel Tree, we looked for a young child, but we came back to the one with the number 14 on it — the age of this Angel Tree child. This young man is the same age as our son.
    We have made our purchases for the youngster — clothes and cologne — and I often have wondered over the last few weeks if this would be all he would receive for Christmas.

  • A long time ago in a galaxy far far away ... Aaron Taylor fell in love with sci-fi collectibles

    At 3 years old, Aaron Taylor was hooked. He went to the theater to see “Star Wars.”

    “That was it, ‘Star Wars,’ at 3 years old, changed me,” he said.

    After seeing the movie he got his first action figure, C-3P0.

    Thus began a lifelong love for sci-fi memorabilia. Now, at age 37, his collection includes memorabilia from “Star Wars,” “Transformers,” “Star Trek” and beyond.

  • AUSA president strives to give back to community

    Making sure the military is represented in Washington, D.C., is not a task Gene Gudenkauf takes lightly.

    Neither is community spirit.

    Gudenkauf, who has been a member of the Association of the United States Army since the mid-1980s, is the current president of the Fort Knox chapter of AUSA.

    On the board of the Community Leadership Program and a three-time member of the Radcliff Chamber of Commerce, Gudenkauf also finds time to get involved in civic activities.