I was born in Vine Grove, Kentucky. My wife, Kay, and I were married in 1975.
We moved to District 2 in 1978 into the house where we raised our family and still live today. It sits along Ring Road, called “Upper Lake Road” at the time we moved there. In the late 1970’s, “Upper Lake Road” was still a one-lane road. Over the years, it was expanded to two lanes, then four, and then widened yet again as more and more development occurred. Ring Road is now one of the most highly traveled arteries connecting homes and businesses in E’town.
District 2 (pink area on map) covers the north central part of Hardin County. It is bordered by Joe Prather Highway to the north, portions of Ring Road to the south, a section of North Dixie Hwy to the west and extends beyond I-65 to Upper Colesburg Road to the east. This part of Nolin’s service area boasts some of the community’s largest retail developments including Wal-Mart, Lowe’s and Cool Springs Center (pictured).
I have proudly served Nolin RECC members on the board of directors since 1986, the same year as the completion of the Towne Mall in my district. Since that time, that area of town has steadily continued to grow, adding significantly to the economic well-being of Hardin and surrounding counties.
My career as a builder and developer began in District 2 even before I was a Nolin director. I partnered with the late Ernie Burkhead on our first subdivision, Farmgate, starting in 1973. Driving through my district, I am proud to see so many homes that I had a hand in building in subdivisions like Farmgate and Freeman Meadows.
District 2 has seen significant changes in the 43 years I have lived here, changes that have impacted all of Hardin County and beyond. I am honored to have played a role in its development and look forward to what the future holds for the district and for the Nolin members I serve.