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Monday's Man

  • Humble beginnings lead to a prosperous life

    Steve Wright grew up in the west end of Louisville in a row of small shotgun-style houses. He now is the owner of Wright Legacy Group, an investment advisory firm with national reach.

    Growing up, he didn’t realize he was poor because all his friends were poor, too, Wright said.

    He’s worked since the eighth grade. He began with a newspaper route and mowing yards and was employed at a local hardware store, eventually putting himself through college.

  • Volunteer's gaming interest part of service to Hosparus

    In a back room at Hos­parus Thrift Shoppe in Elizabethtown, Robert Kiper quietly goes about his business, plugging in a portable stereo system and pressing buttons.

    Except for the cassette tape deck, the system gets a thumbs down. An electronic sewing machine he checks afterward gets a thumbs up.

    Checking electric devices and equipment is part of what Kiper does as a volunteer at Hosparus Thrift Shoppe, where the 24-year-old has donated time and effort for six-and-a-half years.

  • Jerry Foley doesn’t stray from his purpose

    It wouldn’t be a stretch to say Jerry Foley’s life has gone to the dogs. And cats, too.

    Foley, 52, has been the Hardin County animal control supervisor since 1987. He retired briefly but soon returned to the job.

    He said he fell into the job because of his love of dogs, even taking a cut in pay from his previous job.

    “My dog’s never let me down. My dog’s always happy to see me. My dog’s never hurt my feelings,” he said. “So I guess I am a dog person.”

  • Smoot on suits: Belk associate teaches young men to dress for success

    Through his job at Belk department store and visits to schools, Mason Smoot wants to help people gain more confidence by helping them dress well.

    “A lot of times kids want to dress in today’s trends and styles that are not always conducive to job interviews,” Smoot said.

    He volunteers to go to schools to teach young men how to dress well for future jobs. He teaches them how to tie ties, match shirts with pants and, because they often don’t have a lot of money, shows them how to make multiple outfits out of two or three items of clothing.

  • 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.

  • Undercover excellence reveals itself in workplace

    t is a joy to lift up one of many excellent performances that takes place every day in the workplace. This particular event took place in Beaverton, Oregon, the weekend before Thanksgiving.

  • For Your Health: Know symptoms and services related to COPD

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, refers to a group of lung diseases that make breathing difficult. It is a progressive condition, meaning lung damage happens over many years.

  • He’s trying to stop sweating small stuff

    I have been cursed most of my life with the "I sweat the small stuff'' cloud over my head.

  • Art of Performance: Madison Bumgarner, the pitcher who dominated the World Series

    The World Series recently completed with the San Francisco Giants winning the title for the third time in the last five years.

    Baseball is a team sport but this particular series was dominated by one very prominent player who happens to be a pitcher.

  • Young refs should not be badgered at games

    Youth sports is in full competition now that the fall season is here. Kids love to compete and to play with their friends.

    Every youth sports event has a referee or an official of some kind. Often the referees at youth sporting events are young people who are wanting to be part of the game in a fuller role.