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Editorial, April 9, 2013

ISSUE: Local celebrations
A lot of reasons to be happy here

People who have basements or rooms filled with outdated or unused televisions or electronics now have a place to dispose of them for free, thanks to Hardin County government and sponsors of the annual electronic scrap recycling day.

The county’s fourth annual event is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at the AGC Automotive Americas plant at Leitchfield and Ring roads.

In addition to televisions, other items accepted include cameras, cellphones, computers, copiers, keyboards, modems, scanners, telephones, VCRs, CD players and video game equipment.

The event is sponsored by AGC, Akebono, Altec, Dow Corning and the League of Women Voters.

E-Scrap was started by Hardin County government as a way to keep electronics out of the landfill because of hazardous components many of them contain.

The event is open only to Hardin County residents.

The day is beneficial not only to county residents, but also keeps the landfill free of hazardous material.

Thanks to Hardin County government and the local businesses, this annual event is a win-win for Hardin County.

CHHS JROTC. Central Hardin High School’s JROTC team is one of the state’s top programs after competing Saturday at the U.S. Army Cadet Command JROTC Drill Championships in Louisville.

More than 70 teams competed in the championships, including many of the top programs from around the country.

The Central Hardin squad competed in platoon, color guard, exhibition and platoon inspection. While CHHS didn’t take home any awards, that the team made it to the stage is a major accomplishments and honor in itself.

CHHS enjoyed a strong season, beating all Kentucky opponents and faring well in other competitions.

For this CHHS program, this is a way to improve and get acclimated to faring against some of the top squads from around the country. In the end, awards or not, the event will serve as inspiration to continue to get better and better.

COMMUNITY SPIRIT. One of the reasons we are who we are as a community is corporate support. We see it all the time.

A most recent example is the exclusive title role First Federal Savings Bank is taking for the July 4 Founders’ Day Celebration at Freeman Lake Park.

The event honors U.S. independence and Elizabethtown’s founding as a city.

Greg Schreacke, president of First Federal Savings Bank, said “We want it to succeed as an annual event for the city of Elizabethtown.”

Founders Day admission is free and food available for purchase. A fireworks display is planned at dark.

Founders Day features numerous events and is yet another way for Hardin Countians to come together as one.

First Federal Savings Bank is a big reason why.

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