FOUNDATIONAL GIFT. The Central Ken­tucky Com­munity Foun­dation launch­ed its fundraising campaign to help pay for construction of its new headquarters in a big way thanks to The Cecilian Bank.

The campaign kickoff at the construction site adjacent to the Hardin County Public Library’s main branch included presentation of $250,000 from the local bank.

That’s a lot of seed money. The foundation said it brings their total on hand to more than $500,000. It’s fundraising goal for the drive is $1.3 million while the total project cost is estimated at $3 million.

The foundation has a major impact on community through philanthropy and community development through charities. It’s exciting to see others giving back to them.

PRAISE FOR E-SCRAP. Volunteers stood in the rain for six hours unloading vehicles and sorting outdated computers, busted televisions, outdated phones and other unwanted or useless electronics.

It’s important to keep these wastes and the potentially hazardous chemicals inside from entering the landfill or being haphazardly discarded.

Hardin County government started the annual collection more than a decade ago. The recent session was hosted at AGC Automotive Americas Plant off Leitchfield Road in Elizabethtown. In recent years, more than 45 tons, on average, has been hauled away by Cobalt, an Ohio-based electronics recycler.

That’s a lot of electronics rescued from the Pearl Hollow Landfill and appropriately disposed.

PASSION FOR THE PLAY. Faith-based education has its place in our society and certainly in this community.

At St. James School, the annual Passion Play is a highlight of the eighth-grade year and something for which many students aspire. It’s also become a Hardin County Easter tradition, even outside the Catholic church family.

After months of work, the students presented the dramatic final scenes of Jesus’ life on earth and managed to once again bring the Bible to life. Thanks for the memories.

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

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