Retired mechanical engineer Paul Hanner helps, left to right, Adrian Wright, Jaylen Edmonds and Damirien McCann-Fisher build their robot for the Meltdown Robo-Challenge at Newton’s Attic.
Retired mechanical engineer Paul Hanner helps, left to right, Adrian Wright, Jaylen Edmonds and Damirien McCann-Fisher build their robot for the Meltdown Robo-Challenge at Newton’s Attic. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com
Retired mechanical engineer Paul Hanner helps, left to right, Adrian Wright, Jaylen Edmonds and Damirien McCann-Fisher build their robot for the Meltdown Robo-Challenge at Newton’s Attic. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com

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Tom Eblen

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.