Hooray (and yum)

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ISSUE: Taste of the Heartland OUR VIEW: Community owes health clinic a great deal

By The Staff

The Taste of the Heartland surpassed its goal of $30,000 Friday night when patrons at the Historic State Theater dined on foods from 18 area restaurants and bought art work.

More than 160 diners participated in this annual event. The end result was $32,000 raised to help support the efforts of the Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties.

This community owes the clinic and the people who make the services available a lot more.

Last year, the clinic provided area residents in need with more than $1.8 million worth of services and medicine. The goal of the clinic is to provide basic health-care services to the uninsured, low-income residents of Hardin and LaRue counties. Those who are there for patients are all volunteers.

During these hard economic times, having the clinic to turn to in a time of need is a comfort for the community.

So surpassing a goal is well deserved for this group of caring individuals who make a daily impact on the community.

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