Monday's Man

  • The Art of Performance: 'MacBeth' comes to the PAC

    By: Dr. Keith Wilson

    This weekend, The Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center will present “MacBeth.” This PAC presentation is of one of William Shakespeare’s shortest and most famous plays. It has many quotable lines which are used extensively but whose context is often forgotten.

  • Hicks’ shop a stop for visitors for nearly five decades

    The shop on the corner of Hawkins Drive and Valley Creek Road has attracted a variety of visitors during its 46 years of operation, and Elmer Hicks is one big reason.

    As owner of Hicks Repair Service, Hicks, 88, has received visits from customers looking for lawn mower parts, friends looking for conversation over cups of strong coffee and even a rooster with a fondness for cherry tomatoes.

  • For Your Health: Empowering a healthy community


    It’s impossible to separate our individual health from our community’s health. When it comes to good health, a rising tide lifts all boats. Public health systems work to carefully monitor that tide, pinpointing choppy waters and struggling vessels and taking action to ensure that all boats have an opportunity to sail smoothly to healthier destinations.

  • Lifelong learner finds fit as chiropractor and teacher

    Getting to know Michael Owsley

    Family: Wife, Kelly; stepdaughter, Isabella, 9; and son, Nolan, 2

    Down time: He and his wife enjoy plays and discovering new restaurants. He enjoys books and currently is reading “Red Country,” by Joe Abercrombie. On television, his favorite shows include “Mad Men,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Voice” and “The Sing-Off.”

  • For Avenido, life is a Hollywood dream

    For many locals, a flip through the television channels often has them exclaiming, “Hey, I know that guy.”

    That guy is Kent Avenido.

    Avenido has appeared in feature films, television shows and many national commercial campaigns. He most recently was seen in a Sonic commercial that aired during the Super Bowl, his fourth Super Bowl commercial appearance.

  • Birth of a granddaughter stirs emotions and regret

    I knew it would be this way.

    It was just like this in the early morning hours of Oct. 22, 2010, and there it was again on Wednesday morning. I likely will feel this way again.

    The anticipation of a child being born is an emotion that is hard to appropriately put into words. Like most things in life, you have to experience it to fully understand it. Experiencing it as a grandparent, well, it really is pretty special.

  • Hicks helps others find calm during storm

    Ray Hicks is well-acquainted with conflict, but he strives to be a signpost pointing the direction to the source of calm.

    Hicks uses the story of Jesus calming the storm as he is out on the sea with his disciples in a boat to illustrate his point of who to turn to. There is no calm in the storm without Christ, he said.

  • The Art of Performance: Get into the thrills of March

    March seems to be a special month for Kentucky. It is particularly special for those who love basketball. This is the month that the NCAA basketball tournament begins, and it dominates the airwaves nationwide. Even the president of the United States has his bracket displayed on national television.

  • Building a good life and reputation

    Bobby Whitehead built a business and a life in Hardin County beginning at an early age at the Glen Dale Children’s Home.

    His parents died when he was in sixth grade and he spent the next six years at the children’s home. Two of his sisters and a younger brother also lived there, his brother for 12 years.

    Now 61, he values his experience at the home.

  • Radcliff resident recalls military, volunteer service

     At age 90, Bill Campbell has seen his share of war, segregation and difficult times.

    Despite that, the Radcliff resident managed to complete 27 years of military service, raise a family and help children with learning disabilities.