Monday's Man

  • Four decades at the bar: Gentlemanly nature has disappeared from legal profession, Skeeters said

    Don Skeeters’ longevity in practicing law in Radcliff is reflective of his love of the community.

    At age 74, he’s been practicing for more than 40 years.

    He grew up in Vine Grove with four brothers. But he was 30 before he started practicing law.

  • Preserving his hometown's history

    Born and raised in West Point, Gary Masterson has a history there and history is just what he has come to value over the years.

    As chairman for West Point’s Fort Duffield Heritage Committee and also its working arm Friends of Fort Duffield, Masterson has been preserving some of that history for decades.

  • Setting aside lunch plans to deal with emergency

    During a lunch break, John Loyall went from registering patients in the emergency room to responding to an emergency himself.

    Loyall works as a patient registrar at the Women’s Imaging Center with Hardin Memorial Health. But when he had a similar job in the ER, he did a little something out of the ordinary one day at lunch time.

  • Bringing electricity to Haiti: Nolin RECC trio spent three weeks as volunteers on U.N. project

    For three utility company employees, the job has included travel to other states to help in the aftermath of ice storms and hurricanes.

    In late March, a special project took them into new territory and gave them new perspective when they traveled to Haiti.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.