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Monday's Man

  • For your health: Take time to teach children dental hygiene

    In the United States, tooth decay affects children more than any other chronic infectious disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    Children with poor oral hygiene and untreated tooth decay — cavities — can develop pain and infections that can cause problems with eating, speaking, playing and learning.
    In a 2000 U. S. Surgeon General’s report it was estimated that more than 51 million school hours are lost each year to dental-related illness.
    February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.

  • The Art of Performance: Is Billy Cundiff a goat?

    Each year the NFL playoffs provide a spotlight to the best and worst performances in football games that matter.

    During the American Football Conference title game, the spotlight shone on Billy Cundiff. He is the place kicker for the Baltimore Ravens, which were playing the New England Patriots for the conference championship.

  • Lifted up from the depths: Rick Green celebrates 15 years of sobriety

    In jail, on his knees, Rick Green’s life changed.

    “I prayed to God right there on the jail floor, ‘please kill me or heal me,’” Green said, following years of struggling with addiction.

    At that point in his life, he was tired of living and in jail for a DUI. He was chased by the Indiana State Police for more than an hour and couldn’t remember any of it when he woke up in jail.

  • Smartphone cameras push megapixels too hard

    We are living in the Mobile Age, where we can share and receive information no matter where we are.

    This new era is powered by the smartphone, which at one time was reserved for the early adopters and affluent. But prices keep dropping and more people are picking up the little mini-computers that fit in their pockets.

  • 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.”