TOPIC: Good news in Hardin County
OUR VIEW: There is plenty of it
Caller: How come there’s not more good news in the newspaper?
Editor: We have plenty of good stories in our community and they are found on the pages of our newspaper.
Like Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall and his council and their above and beyond efforts since taking office to shape the city’s community spirit and offer residents outlets to mingle and enjoy the town. Or to buy some clothes, CDs and books like residents of Radcliff and other parts of the county did last Saturday at the first Radcliff Community Yard Sale on Lincoln Trail Boulevard. There were booths everywhere in the parking lot and hundreds of visitors browsed and bought. Doesn’t seem like that big of a deal? Any effort to bond a community is a big deal and Duvall and the council should be applauded for their efforts and support. It also is great to see a politician stand by a campaign promise like Duvall has been in trying to unify the city and offer more events.
Like businesses who offer our military — past and present — discounts for goods and services. It is a token of appreciation for all that our veterans, active military and families give in return to Hardin County and our country.
And how about Charlie Morris of Vine Grove, who at 14 years of age, became Kentucky’s youngest pilot when on Aug. 6 he took off on a solo flight in a Schweitzern 2-33 glider in Bardstown.
Charlie has plans to fly in his future as well: The North Hardin High School freshman wants to be in Reserve Officers’ Training Corps as a student at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Or Lincoln Trail Elementary School fourth-grade student Sydney Rich who was recognized as the national elementary school winner of the Troy Polamalu Student of the Year award for character and dedication to others.
Three students at various academic levels were honored from around the country, including our very own Sydney Rich.
At Elizabethtown High School there have been initial steps taken about possibly building a football stadium on campus. It would be located where the football team currently practices. The district also is interested in improvements to the T.K. Stone pool.
EHS has played football games along Morningside Drive since the mid-1950s.
And at North Hardin High School, improvements have been made to the home side seating at the football stadium. It is a nice move for fans who sit out and watch games in the heat and cold, and that the new seat colors spell out NH also is a nice touch.
This editorial represents a consensus of The News-Enterprise editorial board.
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