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Monday's Man

  • Performance under pressure in the Super Bowl

    Last week’s Super Bowl was the most watched in history. The game was an absolute great event to watch with two evenly matched teams playing a tight game until the final whistle. During the final minute of the game, it was the best of times and the worst of times for each team.

  • Souvenirs of service include Nazi flag and rich memories

    Vernie Finch has seen a lot in his 98 years.

    His adventures range from U.S. Army service during World War II to farm life and working on post at Fort Knox. And now he fits in a little time for a game of cornhole.

  • New role sends Puster across globe

    Until earlier this month, Maj. Gen. David W. Puster served as commanding general of the 84th Training Command, a U.S. Army Reserve unit at Fort Knox.

    At the beginning of January, Puster took on a new role, assigned to active duty as the deputy commanding general, support for the 8th Army in Yongsan, South Korea.

  • Elvin Smith Jr.: Leaving his own mark by recording local history

    An unplanned teachng assignment may have temporarily detoured him from the path of history and photography, but Elvin Smith Jr. found his way back soon enough.

    A 1960 graduate of Rineyville High School, Smith attended Western Kentucky University where he majored in elementary education with a minor in physical education. He graduated in 1965 and earned a master’s degree in 1967.

    Smith began his 30-year career as a teacher at Maceo Elementary School in Daviess County.

    “I was supposed to teach science and history,” Smith said.

  • Going a step further by helping others

    Chris Mattingly sees his job as being more than the superintendent of Anderson Estates apartments in Radcliff. He goes beyond the call of duty to help people he comes across in his work each day.

  • Text to teens: Your parents just might be right after all

    I was a teenager once.

    And I had the long, sit-down talks, the lectures, the “I don’t know why they are telling me what to do, it’s my life’’ moments, the times when I acted like I listened, nodded at just the right time to get out of the discussion so I could leave and go anywhere.

  • Happy President's Day, Mr. Hobbs

    While the nation sets aside this day to recognize past presidents, Elizabeth­town resident Joseph Hobbs spent many years portraying Kentucky’s link to the White House, Abraham Lincoln.

    Hobbs, 75, spent many years portraying Lincoln and won the look-alike contest during Hodgenville Days about seven years in a row.

  • A new shepherd heads flock at St. James

    The Rev. Martin Linebach has thought about being a priest since he was a child.

    “There’s an old saying that every little Catholic boy thinks he’s going to be a priest,” he said.

    He started seriously thinking about the priesthood when he was in high school.

  • Passion drives local athlete to pursue CrossFit life

    Although he has a background of participating in sports, Darwin Perez, 25, felt something was missing. It was not sustaining his interest.

    After years of searching, Perez has found his passion in CrossFit competitions, which require participants to be well-rounded athletes rather than proficient in just one area, such as weightlifting.

  • The Art of Performance: Use a when/then statement to achieve change

    People really do want to change. People want to eat better and be healthier. Often it is a concept everyone embraces, but it is rare for people to actually follow through and create the change they want in their lives.