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Monday's Man

  • Neal Gibbs models leadership for students

    For Neal Gibbs, retirement launched a new focus on instilling leadership qualities in middle school students.

    Born in Brooklyn, and raised in North Carolina, a 27-year career in the Army brought Gibbs to Fort Knox. He was a 19 Delta Calvary Scout and retired as a first sergeant.

    Gibbs, 47, was preparing to retire from the Army while substitute teaching when a position teaching Junior Leadership Corps classes at North Middle School was created. The job, he said, sounded right up his alley.

  • Elizabethtown man's service doesn't end with military retirement

    Even as he served in the Army, Gary Miles knew when he retired he would want to “continue to serve in some capacity.”

    Miles fulfilled that goal by becoming executive director of Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland and joining the Elizabethtown Lions Club, where he became president last year.

    It has been about 15 years since Miles retired from the military, where he served as an administrator and comptroller. He has been with Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland ever since.

  • 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.