Monday's Man

  • Chung knows alterations

    Joseph Chung’s experience in the South Korean military and a visit to Fort Knox resulted in the fruition of his dream of living and working in America.

    He served in the South Korean Army for almost 16 years. While an armor officer and tank company commander, he served alongside American forces in Vietnam and was awarded the U.S. Army Commendation Medal.

  • Behavior transformation begins with communications

    We live in a world, particularly America, where out of control behavior is rampant — especially children’s. Do we have it backward addressing children’s behavior concerns?

  • Disappointment provides opp for app

    When 1999 Central Hardin High School graduate Lewis Bertolucci moved to Chicago a couple of years ago, he sold his car and relied on public transportation.

  • ALS advocate keeps moving

    Looking at 50-year-old Joe Wise, the average person might not realize the Rineyville resident needs help tying his shoes, writing his name and, sometimes, lifting a fork to his mouth.

    With the exception of a curvature of some of his fingers, little else about his physical presence gives away the fact that motor neurons in his body are slowly dying.

  • Marlin Jiranek's multifaceted life

    With all that Marlin Jiranek is into — metallurgical engineering, tae kwon do, competitive shooting and bass guitar — it’s easy to recognize how he once convinced his son he was a ninja.

    The 44-year-old worked for Remington for 19 years and in January became a part of the group who started Atlas Development Group in Elizabethtown.

  • Games is all about business

    Rick Games has served the community in many roles.

    He spent 28 years with the Elizabethtown Fire Department including serving as chief for the last 10 years of his career. Since 2001, Games has taken on the role of president and chief operating officer of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation.

  • From little boy to senior: Where does the time go?

    There you were, blond hair, T-shirt, shorts and Nike running shoes with a stuffed bookbag that seemed to weigh you down as you walked the many steps up a steep hill from your home to catch the school bus.

  • Custodian of the past: Range foreman and crew prepare post cemeteries for holiday guests

    Visiting cemeteries in remote locations more suited to ticks and mosquitoes might not be for everyone, but for Arlin Kramer it’s just part of the job.

    As range foreman for Fort Knox range control, Kramer is in charge of maintaining scores of cemeteries, and his role is vital for the upcoming Memorial Day tours.

  • Put aside your fear of failure to erase impossible

    Live enough and you’ll see failure, take enough chances and you’ll experience failure.

    Fear of failure has handcuffed humanity, convincing many their dreams are just merely impossibilities.

    Fear is real. Failure is inevitable for all who color outside the lines. So, when should risk be taken and how do you determine it’s worth it?

  • Watch where you step in this job

    After finishing his service in the military, Jason Smith’s career went a very different direction. Once a veterinarian tech in the U.S. Army, he now is owner of PetCorps, a professional pet waste disposal business. In other words, he’s in the poop scooping business.