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Monday's Man

  • Central Hardin graduate protects on a destroyer

    Central Hardin High School graduate Jeremy Key does not take safety for granted.

    Petty Officer 2nd Class Key is a damage controlman onboard the USS Cole, a U.S. Navy destroyer homeported in Norfolk, Va.

    “I always wanted to join the military, ever since I was a little kid,” said Key, 23.

    A 2008 Central Hardin graduate, Key said he was influenced by the fact he had a few family members who joined the military. He said a military career seemed alluring, and he joined when he was 19.

  • Jack-of-all trades leaves his mark at Legion Post 113

    Steve Stewart has left his mark around Hardin County in ways both tangible and intangible.

    The manager of the American Legion Hardin Post 113 is an Army veteran who retired from the military in 1995 and later earned an engineering degree. He was the construction boss and site manager for Funtopia playground at American Legion Park in Elizabethtown.

    Additionally, he designed the American Legion building at 1251 Ring Road, where he works.

    Stewart also provides moral support to soldiers.

  • Going pink for classmates a cool effort by many EIS students

    Here’s how you sometimes can cross paths with an idea: You drive to the McDonalds on Dixie Avenue for a Thursday afternoon cup of coffee and because the drive-thru line is long, you park your vehicle,
    go inside and place your to-go order, look around and there you go.
    Column idea.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Art of Performance: Performance and Integrity

    s the regular baseball season comes to a close, a legend in baseball is retiring.

    Forty-year-old Derek Jeter is retiring as the starting shortstop of the New York Yankees. Jeter has been the most consistent performer for the Yankees since 1996. He has anchored five World Series championship teams and has helped the Yankees to be a perennial playoff team.

  • Art of Performance: Move on

    Some performances are not about doing a skill at its highest level but rather are focused on personal relationships. When faced with incredible emotional pain, we often do not know how we should respond.

    At the death of a loved one, it is appropriate to be overwhelmed and not be clear how life will move on from this tragedy.

  • 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.