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Monday's Man

  • Passion drives local athlete to pursue CrossFit life

    Although he has a background of participating in sports, Darwin Perez, 25, felt something was missing. It was not sustaining his interest.

    After years of searching, Perez has found his passion in CrossFit competitions, which require participants to be well-rounded athletes rather than proficient in just one area, such as weightlifting.

  • Bourbon making history

    Master distiller Brent Goodin has ushered in a new era for Hardin County, a place in the state’s historic bourbon business.

    Goodin’s family has been in the region since the 1700s, specifically in Hardin, LaRue and Nelson counties.

  • Retired FBI agent shares training in new role

    It wasn’t long ago that Eliza­bethtown resident Dennis Dvorjak avoided talking about his job, which included assignments as dignitary protection overseas.

    “I’ve met every (U.S.) attorney general since Janet Reno,” Dvorjak said.

  • Joseph Williams trades his blue suede shoes for a Santa hat

    Getting to know Joseph Williams:
    Favorite singer: Elvis
    Pets: Two cats, a kitten and two dogs
    Favorite TV: “Home Improvement”
    Hobbies: Singing, creating things like the Christmas decorations for his home
    Favorite Elvis movie: “Elvis on Tour”
    Day job: Precision Roller Bearing Company

  • On the road to leadership

    A love of motorcycles might have driven Jack Dozier to the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, but it is what he has found with the organization that has made him put down his kickstand and stay a while.

    Dozier, a Radcliff resident, is state director for the Kentucky district of the national organization, a nonprofit group.

  • Not just a joiner, John Scott stays

    When John Scott gets involved in something, he tends to stay involved.

  • For Don Wise, banking is not just about money

    For Don Wise, community involvement is an essential element of banking.

    “It’s always been my personality to get involved in the community wherever I am,” Wise said.

    The 75-year-old is executive vice president of The Cecilian Bank and has been with the bank since 1997.

  • Experiencing the world through ECTC

    Helping students do well at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is just a part of Kevin Parrett’s role.

    Parrett, an ECTC professor in the computer information technology department, is faculty adviser for the college’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, a national academic honor society. A student wishing to join must have a 3.5 GPA or higher.

  • His clients will never forget him

    Elizabethtown native Adam Campbell has a hefty job taking care of some large animals — very large animals.

    Campbell works with Mikki and Punch, elephants at The Louisville Zoo.

    In 2004, he saw that the zoo was hiring seasonal help. At that time, he was a wildlife student and sent an email detailing his desire to work with animals.

  • 85 and still a dreamer

    At 85, Isaac Masden has embarked on a new career selling mobile homes.

    Masden, who opened Mas­den Mobile Home Park in Radcliff in 1967, received his license to sell in the spring.

    “He just wanted something new,” said Joy Masden, his second wife.