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Editorial, Dec. 27, 2011

ISSUE: Helping some, honoring others
OUR VIEW: All deserve kudos

It has become part of the local holiday tradition in Elizabethtown: Barbara and Bennie Grissom use most of their Christmas Day to feed those who otherwise would go without a hot meal, and at the sane time, honor their late son, Bennie Charles “C.B.” Grissom.
On Sunday afternoon, about 200 people walked through the food line at the National Guard Armory as 20 or so volunteers filled their plates after hours of food preparation time.
It is an amazing gift delivered each year by the Grissoms, volunteers and area businesses who support the effort.
We live in a better community from the efforts of people like the Grissoms.

GOOD JOB, CHIEF. Rineyville Fire Department Chief Shane Crutcher is one who is trying to make the department better for the residents it serves.
Recently, Crutcher was recognized for his many years of service to the department and community, in part for his efforts to make the department better that will potentially save residents money on their home insurance bills.
The area’s ISO, a measure of the quality of service a fire department provides to its area, plays a role in insurance companies setting rates. It was nearly a year-long process and plenty of work but the department’s ISO improved from 7/9 to 5/8b. In the world of fire departments, that’s a “substantial drop,” Crutcher said.
Residents of Rineyville will applaud Crutcher’s initiative  should insurance costs drop. Those same folks should be proud they have a chief who is working hard for them.

MOORE NABS DAVY CROCKETT AWARD. State Rep. Tim Moore, R-26th District, says he doesn’t serve his constituents for recognition.
Moore, however, admitted receiving the Davy Crockett Legislator’s Award by the Kentucky Patriots was “humbling.”
The award is presented to a member of the legislature who represents statesmanship, placing principle above partisanship and working to protect citizens’ inalienable rights.
Moore received the award while attending a Kentucky Patriots convention.

GLEE-FUL AWARD. The North Hardin High School choir, competing against hundreds of schools across the country, recently was recognized among 60 schools as second-place finishers in the “Glee Give a Note Campaign” by the National Association for Music Education. The school won $10,000.
Thirteen other schools placed either first or third.
NHHS put together a video to argue why the choir could use the grant as members showcased their belief in music.

This editorial represents a consensus of The News-Enterprise editorial board.