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ISSUE: Three interesting accomplishments
OUR VIEW: These efforts deserve praise
Ideas matched with skills and effort bring about accomplishments. Here’s a few more praiseworthy deeds from this community of doers.
WATER AWARD. If you want the best drinking water in Kentucky, you’ve come to the right place. Customers of Hardin County Water District No. 2 should raise a glass of H2O in celebration of the latest award.
Hardin County Water District No. 2 has been named the Kentucky Division of Water’s champion in the Area Wide Optimization Program’s annual challenge.
Water treatment plants are encouraged to reduce turbidity levels below those required by state and federal regulations. Turbidity, or cloudiness, can be caused by sand and dirt.
For customers, it’s important to note that these conditions are quite natural in the Nolin River, the district’s primary water source. But they can act to shield bacteria and viruses from detection. By removing more particles, the water district is producing water free from dirt and microbes that can cause diseases.
“We know our customers expect the very best and our employees work tirelessly to meet those expectations,” said James Jeffries, general manager.
And that’s great news.
JOBS FOR YOUTH. Employment opportunities and careers begin with first, tiny steps into the job market. In Radcliff, that recently was recognized in a special manner.
This kudo goes to members of Turning Communities Around, the organization that staged Monday’s youth job fair at Colvin Community Center.
Nearly two dozen groups ranging from Wal-Mart Inc. to the U.S. Marines took part. The young people who participated found a real world opportunity to meet potential employers and familiarize themselves with interview and hiring processes.
It was a worthy endeavor for all involved.
MONSTER IDEA. Sully from the movie “Monsters, Inc.” continues in his film role of supporting the development of human children.
In this case, first-grade teacher Kaytie Georgel and Fort Knox Federal Credit Union also deserve praise.
The teacher came up with the idea of sending Sully dolls on travel adventures and using the experience to teach children about the world. The credit union provided a gift to purchase seven plush toys for the experience.
The project began with drivers from Keyboard Carriage and eventually involved FedEx, an airline and some cooperative vacation travelers.
In addition to geography, the kids received a life lesson in the kindness of others who extended Sully’s travels and sent back photographs and information about his journeys.
This editorial reflects a consensus of The News-Enterprise's editorial board.