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Monday's Man

  • Student becomes teacher

    Among his accomplishments, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College instructor Jeff Rivera can claim providing inspiration to students in the areas of electrical, science and robotics, and building a working hovercraft.

  • Fall prevention for older adults

    Taking a fall can be scary at any age, but for senior adults a fall can lead to serious and sometimes devastating consequences. Falls are the leading cause of death from unintentional injuries among older adults and the leading cause of traumatic brain injury among Kentucky residents age 65 and older.  

  • A little then and now about growing up

    Where I lived as a child, life always seemed boring. Sound familiar parents of youngsters in Hardin County?

    But now at 54 years of age and thankful to wake up every morning to meet a new day, I am filled with memories from growing up in that "boring'' town that left an indelible mark on my life and still leaves a smile on my face and in my mind.

  • The Art of Performance: Bonsai as a Cross Training Skill

    An important training adage is, “People perform as they train.” Training of skills is very important for any performance whether they are physical or mental skills.

  • The Art of Performance: Tim Howard becomes the face of U.S. soccer

    The FIFA World Cup just completed its final game. This is the soccer world championships, which are held every four years. The competition is open to all countries in the world which have to go through a qualifying process so that the top 32 teams of the world gather for the competition.

  • For Your Health: Summer safety reminders for you and your home

    By Donny Gill

  • The Art of Performance: Lessons learned from Clydesdales

    This is the season of the year more people pay attention to the horse world. The Triple Crown of horse racing has just been completed and lots of people paid attention.

    However, the focus of this article is about another type of spectacular horse. Recently, I had the opportunity to be up close and personal with the Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Clydesdales at Grants Farm in St. Louis. Grants Farm is part of the Busch estate and has housed their Clydesdales since 1954.

  • For Your Health: Focus on Men’s Health Week

    By Donny Gill

    Men’s Health Week is from June 9th to Father’s Day. We all value the men in our lives, whether they are our fathers, uncles, friends or coworkers. So let us be mindful and focus on their health this week and the 51 other weeks of the year. The following is a general guide for men to follow for tests and screenings.

  • Some random thoughts ...

    I have found column ideas in a lot of places in my lifetime. From fields of play to listening to music to going home where I grew up to watching the every move of our granddaughters.

    I even found one recently in the checkout line at McDonald’s in Elizabethtown.

    Sometimes I do my best thinking when I have a clear mind, such as Wednesday while driving on U.S. 31W when I asked myself, “What can I write about?”

    So it became a smorgasbord of thoughts in the few miles it took for me to drive to Cheddar’s and back.

  • The Art of Performance: California Chrome provides a smart performance

    By Dr. Keith Wilson

    The Kentucky Derby is the most exciting two minutes in sports. Before the race, everyone has  the dream they can win. Dreamers focus on stories of well-known horses that win like Secretariat. And of course there are the stories that keep every long shot believing they are the next Mine That Bird, which won despite 50-to-1 odds.