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Every now and then the politicians come together and do something good and I believe they did just that when they voted to pass the 2008 G.I. Bill. To see Republicans and Democrats working together for the benefit of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan is really a breath of fresh air.
I know this may be asking too much, but it sure would be nice if the Hardin County Republicans and the Hardin County Democrats would issue a joint statement in support of the 2008 G.I. Bill.
Thanks, good Samaratans
Since moving to Elizabethtown just two years and a few months ago, our family has been encouraged on several occasions. I have had people thank me for being a military wife and for my husband’s service to our country. One gave me a gift, and on May 3 at Bob Evans, two ladies anonymously paid for my family’s meal. I want to thank you. Thank you for blessing our family with your generosity and words of encouragement.
Gina Jo Sedlak
Elizabethtown Make a play for VW
Earlier I wrote suggesting that the Elizabethtown City Council should make an offer to the county if they wanted to keep the county offices downtown. After my suggestion, the city promptly made an offer that was quickly dispatched for whatever reason. Now I have another suggestion.
I noticed in the May 22 edition of a financial newspaper an article “VW May Favor Southwest for Plant.” Further, that Volkswagen is likely to choose a site in Michigan, Tennessee or Alabama. Likely that means that our Glendale facility is out, however, compacts wouldn’t need as much room for a plant, so the city could use eminent domain to acquire land for the facilities, revaluate it and offer it to VW.
It would have utilities and rail transportation already in place. It would have good access to both north-south and east-west highways. This would be a win-win for the city and county; however, the city needs to act on it right away. Just think of all the increased revenue our governments would have from the increased number of jobs and real estate taxes, the urban blight could be reduced and maybe they could even lower taxes.