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Monday's Man

  • For Your Health: What does your local health department do for you?

    Even before the days of plague in Europe and disease epidemics that devastated entire populations, we, as human beings, have searched for ways to make the world a healthier and safer place to live, while at the same time increasing our lifespan. In recent history, doctors and scientists have made discoveries that have given us an understanding of how diseases can be transmitted as well as how to prevent and treat them.

  • Retiree devoted to 1040 advice

    For retired 1st Sgt. Larry Walko, tax season is a time to help others.

    After joining the military in 1971, Walko served more than 20 years in the military and now volunteers at the Fort Knox Tax Center for the joy of helping others.

    “I like helping people out,” he said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • From the cheap seats: Email can bring a quick smile at childhood memories

    It all started with a Friday morning email at 9:36 with an attachment from nearly a thousand miles away.

    Whenever I get an email from John St. Germain, I know it is going to be pretty good. This one didn’t disappoint.

    On the attachment was a patch that we won for finishing second in a summer baseball tournament in Quebec back in 1977. Opening it rushed back a flood of memories from that one tournament, a few games among dozens over a lifetime.

  • The Art of Performance: Imagery lets you see success on the way

    Mikaela Shriffrin shocked the world at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. As an 18-year-old skier, she was the youngest winner ever in the slalom racing event.

    She is a well-known skier and is not shy in talking about the secret of her success. For her, it begins with hard work and practice but it prominently includes imagery.

  • Soup kitchen KP comes from a selfless nature

    When Harry Rogers arrived for volunteer training at The Lord’s Supper Soup Kitchen in Radcliff, he jokingly told them he was ready to wash dishes.

    Washing dishes became part of what Rogers does, but the retired sergeant major serves in many other ways. He also serves food, cleans tables, mops floors and pitches in wherever he can.

    “Everyone needs help,” Rogers said.

    Staff Sgt. Terriance Hamilton, who opened The Lord’s Supper Soup Kitchen with his wife, Joyce, lauded Rogers’ “selfless service.”

  • Shear pleasure

    “One of my patients conned me into doing it,’ Bob Wilkinson said.

    That was 14 years ago. Now the 59-year-old from Rineyville said he’s completely hooked on the St. Baldrick’s experience.

    St. Baldrick’s Foundation raises money for childhood cancer research through volunteers who have their heads shaved for pledges.

  • March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month

    By Donny Gill

    March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. It’s as common in women as it is in men. This year, more than 136,830 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and an estimated 50,310 will die of the disease. With certain types of screening, this cancer can be prevented by removing polyps (grape-like growths on the wall of the intestine) before they become cancerous. Several screening tests detect colorectal cancer early, when it can be more easily and successfully treated.

  • Family doctor emphasized family atmosphere

    On Valentine’s Day, Elizabethtown family doctor Bernard Greenwell retired from his practice after more than 46 years, taking with him a lifetime of heartfelt memories.

    Crediting his staff of three — Kay Pashea, Jane Ford and Julia Mattingly — with being integral parts of the practice, Greenwell, 77, described a life and career that focused on family.

    Like each of his parents, Greenwell is one of 12 siblings, the third to be precise. He was born in his grandmother’s home near New Haven in Nelson County.