By JOHN FRIEDLEIN
HARDIN COUNTY — The area’s Chrysler and General Motors dealerships were spared the ax when automakers trimmed their sales networks last week.
As dozens of local jobs were on the line, dealers credited their survival on strong performance and location.
“I’m very proud of my team,” said Carl Swope, president of the Swope Family of Dealerships. His and other Chrysler lots learned Thursday whether they would be dropped.