Director Buddy Rosenberger
District 1 is home to many families that have lived here for generations and have shaped this district into what it is today. One such family is the McCoys.
Charles and Evelyn McCoy are Nolin members that live in Rineyville. Charles was born in 1940 and Evelyn in 1938 – and by the time they were born, both of their families had already established deep roots in District 1 in the Rineyville/ Big Springs area.
The couple knew each other as children growing up. Both were married previously and reconnected after their spouses passed away. Charles and Evelyn were married in 2000.
Prior to their marriage, Charles served in the Navy during the Vietnam era from 1963-1969. For much of that time, he worked in the boiler room on a tanker that supplied fuel to other ships. Though stationed in California, he traveled the world during his years of service. He received an honorable discharge from the Navy at the rank of E5. After his military service, he trained and worked as a welder until his retirement in 1993. Charles also farmed most of his life, helping his mother with the family farm until she passed away.
Evelyn grew up in a large family with 6 sisters and 1 brother near where she lives today. She remembers attending school in a one room schoolhouse and as an adult went to work at a daycare in Radcliff. These days she stays busy around the house while Charles works as a scrap metal dealer. Both say their fondest memories are of times with their families.
Charles and I have known each other since I moved to District 1 in the 1960’s. We have worked together on our farms and he has served as a ballot counter for me in the last several board elections.
Like others who have called District 1 home for generations, the McCoys have seen significant changes to this community in their lifetime. Their presence has made an impact here as well. The McCoys have contributed to the tradition of hardworking families that form the strong foundation of this part of Hardin County. Their roots continue to ground this community even as it changes with the times.