Heritage Hospice is nationally regarded as a leader in palliative and end-of-life care. In its 25-year history, Heritage has touched thousands of lives from throughout south central Kentucky, lives that have been uplifted from loss, eased through pain, given a loving touch at an unforgettable moment.
Heritage Hospice, one of the cornerstones in Danville being recognized as a "Certified Retirement Community," is now looking at other locations to base their headquarters, including options in several other Kentucky counties. They are being forced to do so because Heritage Hospice's request for a zone change was voted down by the City Commission.
In their haste to turn down this request, our city commissioners failed to think of the 23 jobs that would be lost to another county's tax rolls, a significant $660,000-plus annually. In addition, there is the ripple through the economy that has a multimillion-dollar effect on our local businesses.