We hope the triumvirate of city commissioners - Mayor John W.D. Bowling and commissioners Ryan Owens and Chester Kavanaugh - that runs Danville is prepared to replace the 24 jobs it may have run out of town last week when it turned down a rezoning request from Heritage Hospice to construct a new building on the bypass.
Hospice is exactly the kind of organization the city should be trying to keep in town. It was founded here 25 years ago and provides invaluable end-of-life care to residents of Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties.
From a zoning standpoint, the organization is exactly the kind of neighbor you want to have: quiet, stable, professional, responsible members of the community.
The organization has outgrown its building on Broadway and needs room to expand. It would prefer to stay in Danville because of its central location in the area it serves. But it could find a new home in one of the other counties and that would mean another blow to the tax base of both Danville and Boyle County.