Kevin Addington, Board of Trustees, President

Kevin Addington

Kevin Addington is a lifelong resident of Elizabethtown and a graduate of Elizabethtown High School and the University of Kentucky with a bachelors in agricultural economics.

His business involves commercial warehousing, automotive service, banking, and transportation.

He and his wife Lisa have 3 children. Shane 22, Lily 19, and Ava 15.

He is involved with the Hardin County Library Board and Hardin Memorial Hospital Foundation.

His hobbies include historic building and automotive restoration along with family activities.

His family are members of First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown.

Dr. Will Flanagan, Vice President

Will Flanagan

Dr. Will Flanagan was born in Paducah and after several years of moving, settled in Campbellsville, where he graduated from Taylor County High. While there he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

He then attended Georgetown College and after graduation married his lovely wife Amy and moved to Auburn, Alabama to attend Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He attained the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

After a short stint in Bowling Green, Dr. Flanagan bought his first practice in Elizabethtown and has continued to live, grow, and work in the community he loves.

Dr. Flanagan has been married to his lovely wife Amy for 29 years. They have a daughter, Grace 24, who is currently in her 2nd year at Kentucky College of Medicine and a son, Jackson, who is currently in his 3rd year at the US Naval Academy.

Dr. Flanagan is currently serving his second round as a trustee at the Hardin County Public Library and is so honored and proud to be a part of the library family.

Emily Graham, Board of Trustees Member

Emily Graham

Emily Graham was raised in Brandenburg, KY and a graduate of Meade County High School. Her love of the library began at a young age when visiting the Meade County Public Library with her family.

Upon graduation she then attended Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and later graduated from Sullivan University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. While in college she decided to make Elizabethtown her permanent residence. Her various roles at Suntan City, Planet Fitness and Buff City Soap have given her a wealth of knowledge of business and relationship building in the community.

Emily and her husband Donnie have 3 children Luke 11, Kate 8, and Quin 4 who attend school at St James Catholic School. Emily also serves on the school board at St James Catholic School.

In her free time, you will find her cheering on her children at their various sporting events that include soccer, basketball, piano and gymnastics or reading a book. Her favorite genre is thrilling fiction novels.

Suzanne Perla, Treasurer

Suzanne Perla

Suzanne Perla is native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a resident of Vine Grove, Kentucky since 1980. She graduated from the University of Louisville in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. In 1997 she received her Masters of Business Administration from Bellarmine University. She recently retired from Hardin County Government as Executive Assistant to Judge/Executive Harry Berry.

Suzanne has three adult children: Jennifer, Lee, and Jessica, all graduates of the Hardin County School System. Jennifer resides in Michigan with her husband John Mellott and their three children. Lee resides in Washington, DC with his wife, Lori Hellkamp. Jessica resides in Philadelphia with her husband, Frank McBride and their two children.

Suzanne strongly believes life-long learning is a fundamental value essential for our community to continue to develop and grow. She welcomes the opportunity to serve the Citizens of Hardin County on the Library Board.

Sue Story, Secretary

Sue Story

Sue Story is a native of Hardin County who graduated from Howevalley High School. She earned a BS Degree from Campbellsville University and a MA and Rank I degrees from Western Kentucky University. She taught 27 and one half years for the Hardin County School System and also taught part-time 6 yrs. for ECTC.

She is an experienced, certified library trustee having already served 2 four-year terms.

Among her many accomplishments are:

  • Distinguished Alumni Award from Hardin County Schools
  • Outstanding Alumni from Howevalley High School
  • Delta Kappa Gamma International (women educator's organization), served as chair of many committees
  • Kentucky Alpha Gamma State (women educator's organization) past president and current member of Kentucky Alpha Gamma State Hall of Fame
  • Elizabethtown/Hardin/Larue Retired Teachers Association, past president and current chair of the Scholarship Committee
  • Who's Who of Professional and Business Women
  • Achievement in Education Award from the Radcliff Optimist Club

When she is not volunteering or working with her service organizations, she loves reading cozy mysteries and collecting cookbooks.