By KELLY R. CANTRALL
Buddy Connelly doesn’t want a retirement party and made it clear that if someone throws him one, he will not be in attendance. He just wants to slip quietly out the door.
“I just want to put my hat on and ride off into the sunset,” he said.
Paul “Buddy” Connelly, principal at East Hardin Middle School for 20 years, will retire at the end of the school year after a 32-year career, the overwhelming majority of which was spent at East Hardin.