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Our Staff


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Adam C. King, AICP

Director & Building Official

Adam has worked for the Hardin County Planning & Development Commission since 2008. He worked as a Planner from 2008 – 2013, served as the Assistant Director from 2013 - 2017 and was promoted to the Director & Building Official in September of 2017. Prior to his work in Hardin County, he worked in Public History / Historic Preservation with the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana and the Jefferson Memorial Forest. Adam is a graduate of duPont Manual High School in Louisville, KY, has a Bachelor of Arts in History/Political Science from the University of Louisville, and a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Louisville. He currently serves as the President for the KY Chapter of the American Planning Association and Chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Radcliff-Elizabethtown Metropolitan Planning Organization. In his free time he enjoys running, traveling and spending time outdoors with his wife and two sons.


Madeline Hornback

KBC Coordinator

Madeline has been the KBC Coordinator with the Hardin County Planning & Development Commission for over 30 years.  Madeline worked for the Planning Office from 1991 to 1997.  From February 1997 to November 1998 she worked in the Japanese Language Program for Hardin County Schools.  She returned to the Planning Office in 1998.  Madeline grew up on the Krahn family farm near Glendale. She is a graduate of East Hardin High School and attended Elizabethtown Community College where she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa.  Madeline is the widow of  Ray Hornback.  She has 2 sons and 4 stepdaughters. She lives in the Sonora area where her interests are caring for her family, gardening and fishing. 


Susan Bowen

Financial & Operations Coordinator

Susan is a Hardin County native that joined the Hardin County Planning & Development Commission as the Administrative Assistant in the fall of 2013. Prior to the Commission, Susan had been in the medical profession for 30+ years. She attended East Hardin High School  and Elizabethtown Community College. Susan has a passion for gardening, spending time with family and friends, and going to the lake.

Susan Bowen


John Michael Lawler


John Michael joined the Hardin County Planning & Development Commission in April of 2024. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in May of 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. After completing his undergraduate degree, John Michael earned two Master’s degrees in Urban Planning and Public Administration from the University of Louisville. Prior to working in Hardin County, John Michael served for three years in the Office of Planning for Louisville Metro Government. Outside of the office, John Michael enjoys spending time with his family and friends, driving and working on cars, and traveling to see new places in the U.S. or abroad.

Susan Bowen


Haley Goodman 

Planner I

Haley has been with the Hardin County Planning & Development Commission since June of 2021. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in May of 2020 with a Bachelors degree in Geography with a concentration in Environmental Studies & GIS, and a minor in Agriculture. She is a Hardin County native & graduated from Central Hardin High School in 2017. Haley previously worked for the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Nelson County, Kentucky. In her free time she enjoys photography, yoga, and travelling with her husband. 

Susan Bowen


Rachel Derting

Planning & Permits Technician

Rachel joined the Hardin County Planning and Development Commission in November of 2023. Prior to joining the Commission, Rachel had worked in the legal profession for 10+ years. Rachel graduated from Nelson County High School (2012) before attending the University of Kentucky (2016) and the University of Kentucky College of Law (2020). Rachel has a passion for animals, traveling, and advocacy. 


Edwin Alicea

Building Inspector

Edwin joined the Hardin County Planning and Development Commission in October 2020. Prior to his work in Hardin County, he worked in the Department of Housing, Building and Construction for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Edwin is a Retired Army Veteran and worked as Construction Engineer during his time in the service. Edwin received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from WKU in 2016 upon his retirement. He is originally from Lawrence, Massachusetts and has decided to stay in Elizabethtown. Edwin is a die-hard Boston sports fan. He enjoys helping other veterans, spending time with his family and friends.


Jimmy Morgan

Building Inspector

Jimmy has been with Hardin County Planning & Development since 2007 on a part-time basis.  He has been married to his wife Barbara for 31 years and has 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren with 4 more on the way.  He graduated from West Hardin High School in 1972 and attended Elizabethtown Community & Technical College studying carpentry and blue prints.  His hobbies are hunting, fishing and taking vacations to the Smoky Mountains.


Greg Carwile

Electrical Inspector

Greg is a Grayson County native who became Electrical Inspector for Hardin County in November 2022. Prior to being an Electrical Inspector, Greg was a self-employed electrical contractor for 6 years. Prior to starting his own business, he worked as a commercial and industrial electrician for 7 years. He attended Grayson County High School from 1995-1999. Greg is a man of God that enjoys camping and fellowship with family and friends. He is married and has three children.

Planning Commission Members

Mark Hinton


Term ends April 2025

Greg Lowe

Vice Chairman

Term ends April 2027

Steve Steck


Term ends April 2027

Charles Nall


Term ends April 2026

Mark Nelson


Term ends April 2025


Board of Adjustment Members

Robert A. Krausman


Term ends June 2027

Greg Youngblood

Vice Chairman

Term ends June 2026

Steve Steck


Term ends June 2025

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