POLICE ON THE RUN. Des­pite their high-profile roles, the good work of police officers often goes overlooked — even when they go above and beyond their normal duties.

Today, let’s remember and thank members of Ken­tucky State Police, the Hardin Coun­ty Sher­iff’s Off­ice, Eliza­beth­town Po­lice Department and Radcliff Police De­part­ment who once again carried the torch for Special Olympics during the 33rd annual Kentucky Law En­forcement Torch Run in Har­din County.

The event raises awareness and raises money for Spec­ial Olympics Ken­tucky. Law-enforce­ment officers through­out the state carry the Flame of Hope in honor of the special needs athletes involved in this encouraging endeavor.

In addition to officers, communications and other support staff, family and friends take part each year. It’s a special time of camaraderie for the runners and goes for a special cause.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEENS. Thanks to Radcliff city government and the Kentucky Career Center-Lincoln Trail for hosting a special youth job fair last week.

Geared toward ages 16 to 21, employers including UPS and Sysco were at Colvin Community Cen­ter to collect resumes, meet potential employees and conduct interviews. Organizers said some on-the-spot offers were made.

The students also had access to higher education information from local colleges plus chances to win door prizes and access food and game vendors on hand.

Coming just a week after most local high school graduation ceremonies, it was a well-timed and well-intentioned event. Organizers deserve praise for their efforts.

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

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