Linda Ireland
Erik Bendl and his dog “Nice” stopped for a rest under a shade tree on Bardstown Road outside Hodgenville after pushing a giant inflatable globe from New Haven.
Louisville man sends message: ‘Love yourself. Go for a walk.’

A man, a dog and a giant inflatable globe were spotted traveling down Bardstown Road Sunday afternoon.

Erik Bendl, 52, of Louisville, has walked, pushing the globe in front of him, for several years to raise awareness about diabetes. His 8-year-old dog, “Nice,” accompanies him every step of the way.

Bendl said he was walking from Louisville to Tennessee. So far, he’s been in 42 states.