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Tuesday's Teen

  • Trethaway learns the rules of the game

    Just call him the Track Master.

    Dan Trethaway, a senior at Central Hardin High School, spent part of the summer interning at Gameloft, a video game developer and publisher.

    His father, who works at the company's New Orleans location where Trethaway interned, was instrumental in introducing Trethaway to gaming when he was young.

  • Sketching a future in ink and felt

    Elizabethtown High School freshman Clayton Roederer has big dreams that are created from his own imagination.

    He plans on not only developing his own comic book based on characters he has developed but also hopes to produce a television show from puppets he has designed.

    Roederer began showing a talent for drawing at a young age.

  • RaShaan Allen named Midwest Military Youth of the Year

    RaShaan Allen has long been a member of a special club. And now that club has gotten a lot more exclusive.

    Allen, a recent graduate of Fort Knox High School, was named the 2013-14 Midwest Military Youth of the Year, an award given by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Allen will go on to compete in Washington, D.C. in September for a national award.

  • Desmond Owens cheering his way to the top

    A decision to switch from band to cheerleading led Desmond Owens to national competition opportunities and gave him a foot in the door for potential college scholarship.

    Owens, who soon will be a junior at Central Hardin High School, began tumbling and gymnastics when he was 6 or 7 years old but was very active in band when he entered high school.

    Some friends encouraged him try out for cheerleading. At first he was hesitant.

    “Boys don’t do cheerleading, that’s not something boys do,” he said.

  • Teen feeds desire to help community

    With plastic-gloved hands, 17-year-old Benjamin Pierce dipped a yellow measuring cup into a box of 50 pounds of rice, scooping up enough to fill the 2-pound container.

    Pierce poured the contents into a large plastic bag, onto which he had affixed a label to denote it is not for resale, and packed the bag into a box. It was part of his volunteer service at Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland for the summer.

    He’d rather be doing this, he said, than his other option.

  • Lewis chosen as state delegate for national youth council

    Clarence Lewis was just hoping to visit a favorite city again. But the trip turned into a development of leadership abilities that Lewis struggles to describe.

    Lewis, 17, will be serving as the Kentucky delegate for the Youth Leadership Council of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Lewis was selected on a June trip to Washington, D.C., with several other local students.

  • Jay DuPlessis: Managing life on and off the field

    Jay DuPlessis, who will be a senior at Elizabethtown High School, wears many hats in his life. Soccer, Eagle Scouts, history and faith all come together to complete DuPlessis.

    He’s done it all without letting a stutter in his speech get in the way.

    The upcoming seasons will be his third as manager of the EHS girls soccer team and fourth year managing  basketball.

    “I love being around the players,” he said.

  • Volunteering, apprenticeship all in day's work for NHHS junior

    At 16 years old, Brandon Esquivel of Vine Grove already has taken on a good share of responsibility.

    Esquivel is not only a participant in the Fort Knox job apprenticeship program HIRED!, he is a volunteer with the Fort Knox chapter of the American Red Cross.

    As a HIRED! participant, the North Hardin High School junior works at Beth Caruso Youth Sports Complex, filing documents, helping prepare programs, listing summer activities and keeping an eye on children using the facility, among other duties.

  • Crowdus attends first Governor's School for Entrepreneurs

    City of birth: Würzburg, Germany
    City of residence: Elizabethtown
    Favorite music: Music from the 90s, such as Beastie Boys and Nirvana
    Favorite film: "The Dark Knight"
    The most he's made selling a used phone: $175, a 116 percent profit
    Possible career: "I would like to be a dentist and later open my own business."

    By KELLY CANTRALL

    The News-Enterprise

  • Kathryn Goodman builds herd on her own

    “She’s always loved animals,” Kathryn Goodman’s mom, Maelynda, said as she watched her daughter feed cattle.

    Kathryn has her own herd of five, soon to be seven, head of cattle.

    “She’s done it all herself and I’m so, so proud of her,” Maelynda said.

    Mom is proud because her 16-year-old daughter acquired the grants and loans to purchase and care for a herd of Hereford show cattle.