ISSUE: Hardin County's health
OUR VIEW: There’s room for improvement
Earlier this month, the County Health Ranking listed Hardin County as the 15th healthiest of Kentucky’s 120 counties.
Although the county dropped from its rank of 14 in 2011, there were some good nuggets — and not the fast-food kind — to be found in the report.
For example, Hardin County’s rates for premature death, excessive drinking and motor vehicle crash deaths were lower than state averages.