Monday's Man

  • Childhood memories are a Google search away

    When it comes to the always-changing world of technology, I figure I’m about two years behind most.
    I never thought I would text, and now I do that more than I talk on the phone.
    I had no use for Facebook when it was unveiled and now I get on my page a few times a day and even occasionally offer a status update.
    Browsing the Web? Until about a year or so ago, I was only on the Internet when I needed to be to check on how the Red Sox were doing that night. Now, it occupies a good chunk of my life.

  • Giving, family and turkey are the pillars of David Gibson's life

    On Thanksgiving, local hunter David Gibson has many things to be thankful for including his family, the ability to give back to his community and turkey.

    Gibson has lived in Glendale all his 49 years. He’s been an avid hunter for a long time and hunts a little bit of everything including turkey, deer, rabbit, squirrel — “the whole nine yards,” he said.

    But turkey is his favorite.

    He is president of the Heartland Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and is a director on the state NWTF board.

  • Volunteering for veterans

    Veterans should never be forgotten, and if C.T. Christie has anything to say about it, never will be.

    Christie, a Kentucky Patriots volunteer, hopes to raise awareness of the needs of veterans and encourage volunteerism, especially by other veterans.

    “They just got to get more involved helping each other,” Christie said.

    The Rineyville man follows his own advice.

  • Protection as performance in sports

    The Art of Performance by Dr. Keith Wilson

  • 66-year gig with 88 keys for 77-year old Warren Moore

    As a pianist and organist, 77-year-old Warren Moore has been the sound of Sunday service at Vine Grove United Methodist Church for 33 years.

    In fact, Moore has been playing piano and organ for the last 66 years at several churches in and out of Hardin County.

    “I took private piano lessons in my early years,” said Moore, who lives near Fort Knox just inside Meade County.

    Moore was 10, to be exact, when he started taking lessons. A year later, he was playing piano for church. He is self-taught on the organ.

  • For Your Health: Education, lifestyle changes could turn back alarming diabetes trends

    November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Kentucky had the fourth highest percentage of diabetes diagnosed in 2009, according to the Kentucky Diabetes Fact Sheet, which is published yearly by the Center for Disease Control. Kentucky’s rate of diabetes is 11.4 percent compared to the national average of 8.3 percent. Experts estimate that if the current rate of diabetes diagnosis continues, by the year 2050 one in three Americans will be diagnosed with diabetes.

  • Sail away: Larry Hall brings vast knowledge of nautical vessels to life

    Larry Hall, 73, has a unique hobby. He builds model ships.

    But he doesn’t just build the ships; he knows the history behind each ship he builds. In his office, sits a model of Captain Cook’s Endeavour. It was not built as a warship or cargo ship. It was built specifically for exploring.

    His favorite model ship is at his home. It’s the Spanish gold ship San Felipe. The ship was filled with Spanish gold and was sunk by the British in the Gulf of Mexico. It was surrounded by 20 ships and it took all 20 of them to take the ship down, Hall said.

  • The Art of Performance: Coaching under pressure

    Athletes know they have to perform under pressure. The pressure often comes from having to do their best when it matters most during an athletic event. Athletes are in control of their actual performance on the playing field.

  • This Digital Life: The old and new combine to play music throughout the house

    These days, it’s pretty common to have thousands of songs on your computer or mobile device. There’s something to be said for having every tune you own at your fingertips.
    While earbuds might be fine while you’re waiting in line at the airport or at work, there are times when you want your music loud, especially at home, and the tiny speakers just don’t cut it.

  • Brothers in barbering

    Over their 101 combined years in the barber craft, the Simpson brothers have cut a lot of hair and provided just as many laughs.

    If they are in the lobby of their business, Hair Tech, each person who walks in gets a friendly greeting and a bit of joking around.

    Francis, 71, has been cutting hair for 51 years, Johnny, 72, for 50 years.

    “He’s older than I am but I’ve worked harder and longer,” Francis said. “I tell everybody I’m the best.”