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Monday's Man

  • Journey of faith: Bi-vocational pastor finds path back to service

    The path for the Rev. Johannesburg Boulware, bi-vocational pastor of The Journey church in Elizabethtown, wasn’t without some detours.

    “I didn’t always walk close to God,” Boulware said.

    The Hardin County native attended Mill Creek Baptist Church while a student at North Hardin High School and was called into ministry when he was about 15 years old.

    Having discovered he was dyslexic when he was a junior in high school, Boulware didn’t think he’d do a good job in the ministry. He was reading at a third-grade level.

  • Smallest gifts leave the biggest Christmas memories

    t won’t be long before youngsters will tear into those delicately wrapped Christmas gifts around a tree.

    As a kid, I was guilty of this. I might as well also confess that every year from about 5 years of age through 18, I would tear part of the gift wrapping on a present to see what it was covering up, and then sneak the gift to the back of the tree so mom and dad wouldn’t notice.

    A few times they did.

  • The Rev. William Curle: Faith, farming and following God's call

    God called him to the ministry at age 18, but the Rev. William Curle of Hodgenville ran from his call for many years until God “loved him back” to where he needed to be, he said.

    He didn’t really do anything devastating as he ran. He remained active in church but it took him a long time to surrender to his call, he said.

    As his calling unfolded, he’s worn many hats, working at Dow Corning in Elizabethtown until 2006, farming and a preaching ministry that began in 1992.

  • Pastor Paul Horn sees growth at Faith Lutheran Church

    The Rev. Paul Horn began his service as pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Radcliff in July 2004, but his congregation was a bit different from what he was prepared for.

    “Over 90 percent of our church is military, whether active duty or retired,” he said.

    Providing military ministry requires special consideration, Horn said.

  • The Art of Performance: Tragedy in professional sports, personal lives

    Tragedy struck in Kansas City on Dec. 1. The first focus was on the Kansas City Chiefs football team. Linebacker Jovan Belcher committed suicide in the parking lot of the team headquarters in front of the coach and general manager.

    This was the tip of iceberg of the tragedy. Many more terrible details have been discovered that have impacted many different families connected to this terrible situation. Belcher killed Kasandra Perkins before driving to the stadium and killing himself.

  • Bob 'Chief' Perkins has gone from sailing seas to saving souls

    “I’m a Yankee and I don’t eat green beans,” Bob “Chief” Perkins said about his northern roots.

  • Nothing’s going to slow him down

    About 7:30 a.m. on April 15, while on ambush patrol in Afghanistan, former Rineyville resident Josh Pitcher stepped on an improvised explosive device and lost his left foot.

    A month later, he attended his fiancée’s graduation ceremony at Eastern Kentucky University.

    And on Oct. 20, Pitcher completed the Army 10-Miler in Washington, D.C., toting a 40-pound rucksack for good measure.

    “I don’t give up,” Pitcher said. “It’s a quality I developed in ranger school.”

  • Pait lights up the park

    This time of year, in Elizabethtown, motorists drive by a project important to Billy Pait. For more than a decade he has volunteered on the Christmas in the Park committee.

    Pait became involved with the annual event through his work at Nolin RECC. He’s worked at Nolin RECC for 23 years, starting in engineering and now he’s with member services and marketing. 

  • Plenty to be thankful for beyond turkey

    I have seen many of my Facebook friends posting daily statuses of what they are thankful for.

    I guess the month that plays host to Thanksgiving Day brings that on.

    So over the next several inches on this page you will see some of the things I am thankful for in my life of 52 years, 24 weeks and two days.

    I know many of you will be able to relate.

    I am thankful to have lived 52 years, 24 weeks and two days.

    I am thankful to have a loving and caring family.

  • Run, walk, run strategy for better finish in marathons

    The advice sounds so simple. When a person is doing a distance run like a half marathon or full marathon, it makes logical sense — run, walk, run.

    As a race walker of two half marathons per year, I never paid much attention to this advice.

    Last month, my understanding of this performance principle and the possibility of running distances came colliding together at the Iron Horse Half Marathon in Midway.