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TOPIC: Area accomplishments
OUR VIEW: Job well done
Wednesday was the start of a big period in the lives of many area student-athletes in Hardin County and the country.
It was national signing day for sports such as football, soccer, and track and field, meaning student-athletes could have fulfilled lifelong missions by signing a scholarship to not only continue playing a sport in college, but most importantly continue their educations.
It is reward for the commitment throughout their careers to excel in sports, and often, not only an individual celebration, but a reason for family celebrations.
Parents or other relatives have hade big impacts on most student-athletes. Parents have spent hours sitting in the stands watching and fretting over their child’s every move and have shifted schedules to make sure their child is picked up from practice.
Today, it probably all seems like a blur as life zips by.
But for those who have advanced their careers, or will in the coming days, congratulations. For those who now are working toward playing their sports in college, push forward and use the likes of Patrick Graffree, Halle Pinkham, Jeremy Harness, Hunter Holloway and Thomas Wilson as inspiration. They prove hard work on the playing field and classroom can lead to a land of opportunity.
GOODMAN HONORED. Bill Goodman didn’t become a cattle farmer to be recognized.
He did it to continue a family tradition and to make a living for himself and his family.
His recent recognition from induction into the Kentucky Cattleman’s Association Hall of Fame was a surprise to the 85-year-old Hardin County resident, one that “honored and humbled” him.
Goodman started farming with his father and his passion for cattle farming has never left. It’s good to see dedication rewarded and that’s what the Hall of Fame is all about. He was part of a five-person class from around the state.
SWOPES CELEBRATE 60 YEARS. With all the economic ups and down over the last six decades, it’s hard to find a way to not only stay in business but to build a successful business.
The Swopes have done that under the guidance of Bill Swope and his sons, Bob and Carl. Their car dealerships have been a business staple in Hardin County as well as their community involvement.
The first Swope dealership opened in 1952 on Mulberry Street and now there are multiple dealerships.
Hardin County has been good to the Swopes and the family has been good for Hardin County in many, many ways.