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ISSUE: Big wins, big seasons, big results
OUR VIEW: Local institutions reach for success
The great ones never seek applause or recognition. Instead, many who achieve greatness thrive on an inner satisfaction. Like Beverly Dile, coordinator of the developmental education department at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.
She recently was awarded the Belva Sammons Award for Distinguished Service from the Kentucky Association of Developmental Education. Nomination for the award came from within her department at the school.
Dile has worked diligently over the years with students to broaden their education skill set. Being recognized on a statewide level is a pat on the back for her fine work at ECTC to help others.
JHHS SEASON. A 13-1 season is nothing to dismiss, despite the disappointment felt in and around the John Hardin High School football program.
The Bulldogs’ season-ending Class 5-A state semifinal loss to Bowling Green will sting for a long time, but players, coaches and fans should be comforted that John Hardin has established itself among the elite programs in the state — regardless of football classification.
Over the last four years, John Hardin has gone 52-5. Three of the losses have been in the state semifinals and the other in the state title game.
It has been a phenomenal stretch and something the entire community should embrace.
LAST HURRAH. The John Hardin High School and LaRue County High School marching bands may have thought their seasons ended with last month’s state championships, but the two bands will perform in the inauguration for Gov. Steve Beshear in Frankfort.
LaRue County won the state Class 2-A championship, while JHHS placed third in Class 4-A.
STREAK ENDS. After 26 tries, the University of Kentucky football team finally ended its losing streak to arch-rival Tennessee late last month.
The 10-7 win at Commonwealth Stadium, left Kentucky with a 5-7 record — a second straight losing season — and denied Tennessee a shot at becoming bowl eligible.
Led by a receiver-turned-quarterback because injuries, senior Matt Roark became the answer to a trivia question: Name the Wildcat quarterback who ended the 26-game streak to Tennessee?
This editorial represents a consensus of The News-Enterprise editorial board.