Monday's Man

  • 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.

  • 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.