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Monday's Man

  • A new shepherd heads flock at St. James

    The Rev. Martin Linebach has thought about being a priest since he was a child.

    “There’s an old saying that every little Catholic boy thinks he’s going to be a priest,” he said.

    He started seriously thinking about the priesthood when he was in high school.

  • 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.

  • Happy President's Day, Mr. Hobbs

    While the nation sets aside this day to recognize past presidents, Elizabeth­town resident Joseph Hobbs spent many years portraying Kentucky’s link to the White House, Abraham Lincoln.

    Hobbs, 75, spent many years portraying Lincoln and won the look-alike contest during Hodgenville Days about seven years in a row.

  • 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.

  • The Art of Performance: Use a when/then statement to achieve change

    People really do want to change. People want to eat better and be healthier. Often it is a concept everyone embraces, but it is rare for people to actually follow through and create the change they want in their lives.

  • 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

  • Christmas trees can tell quite a story

    When you are 10 and sitting next to a Christmas tree with big bulbs hanging on branches and silver tinsel draping it, little do you know what significance a tree will have on your life.

  • 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.