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Monday's Man

  • Living his dream job: As a college goal, Randy Moore listed his current position as MWR director

    For Randy Moore, the Army has been a part of his entire life.

    “I’m an Army brat,” said Randy Moore, Fort Knox Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation director.

  • The Allure of the Lure: Hobby hooks 80-year-old Elizabethtown man

    Some 60 years ago, Charlie Hines was lured to the hobby that requires a space all its own.

  • Lamar Jones is back on his feet and back at work

    Lamar Jones spent most of his life rescuing others but one night last year he was the one in need of being rescued after a car crash.

  • Choose path, then help expand and maintain it

    It’s not what Elizabethtown resident Aaron Rucker does so much as what he doesn’t do that put him on the trail to become president of Greenspace Inc.

    “My dad says I should learn to say ‘no,’” Rucker said.

  • Anthony Conder leads a busy life but always has time for family

    Getting to know Anthony Conder
    Favorite author: Dean Koontz
    Hobbies: He enjoys playing X-box with his kids.  “I love to kill zombies,” he said. “If it gets too intense I will squeal.”
    Favorite music: Linkin Park

  • Weise is public library's best friend

    Comedian Groucho Marx is attributed as saying “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”

    Jim Weise is outside of a dog in a big way.

    Weise was among those who helped re-establish Friends of the Hardin County Public Library last May, and he became president of the organization.

    “We started out with a book sale and had a second book sale,” Weise said.

    After the second book sale, membership grew from around 25 to about 67, he said.

  • David Berry: Cleaning up after the police

    While the Elizabethtown Police Department is cleaning up the streets, David Berry takes pride in keeping their building in tip-top shape.

    Berry, 69, started working with the city in November of 1992 and for the past decade has been the custodian for EPD after the construction of its current station.

    “This is probably the best job I’ve ever had,” he said. “I wouldn’t leave it for anything.”

    Part of the reason he loves his job are the people he works with. He said they are the “top of the line.”

  • Elvin Smith Jr.: Leaving his own mark by recording local history

    An unplanned teachng assignment may have temporarily detoured him from the path of history and photography, but Elvin Smith Jr. found his way back soon enough.

    A 1960 graduate of Rineyville High School, Smith attended Western Kentucky University where he majored in elementary education with a minor in physical education. He graduated in 1965 and earned a master’s degree in 1967.

    Smith began his 30-year career as a teacher at Maceo Elementary School in Daviess County.

    “I was supposed to teach science and history,” Smith said.

  • Humble beginnings lead to a prosperous life

    Steve Wright grew up in the west end of Louisville in a row of small shotgun-style houses. He now is the owner of Wright Legacy Group, an investment advisory firm with national reach.

    Growing up, he didn’t realize he was poor because all his friends were poor, too, Wright said.

    He’s worked since the eighth grade. He began with a newspaper route and mowing yards and was employed at a local hardware store, eventually putting himself through college.

  • Volunteer's gaming interest part of service to Hosparus

    In a back room at Hos­parus Thrift Shoppe in Elizabethtown, Robert Kiper quietly goes about his business, plugging in a portable stereo system and pressing buttons.

    Except for the cassette tape deck, the system gets a thumbs down. An electronic sewing machine he checks afterward gets a thumbs up.

    Checking electric devices and equipment is part of what Kiper does as a volunteer at Hosparus Thrift Shoppe, where the 24-year-old has donated time and effort for six-and-a-half years.