Through life’s challenges Joyce Hamilton persevered and now her focus is caring for those in need in the community. Homeless at 19 years old in Brooklyn, Hamilton had two children and was leaving an abusive relationship.
When SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program held a special video presentation in early October unveiling an addition to the Elizabethtown shelter, it was the culmination of lots of work, not the least of which was done by Janice Rawson.
Rawson, a public administration specialist with Lincoln Trail Area Development District, worked to find funding for the expansion.
Author Lenora Rodgers uses her love of writing to help support organizations in the community.
She said she was an “Army brat’ and an only child. The family moved around a lot during her father’s career in the military and she remembers writing a lot during that time but never did anything with it.
In a couple of months, Rene Hutcheson will mark her fifth anniversary as director of the Hardin County Public Library. Her role has been one of changes, whether keeping up with them or implementing them.
Hutcheson said libraries, in general, have changed over the years and when she began at the Hardin County Public Library, she had ideas she wanted to implement.