As Danville, Boyle County and central Kentucky creep from beneath the ice that has crippled us for the past week, some pats on the back are in order.
First, we have been impressed with the spirit of our community. Neighbors have helped neighbors, from those next door to those across town and county. Businesses have helped residents by opening their doors in the most trying of circumstances. Co-workers have looked out for each other, sharing rides and meals and even living space when necessary. Organizations have formed volunteer efforts to get food and other important items to those in need. Churches and other facilities have opened their doors to give shelter.
Our local government has been equally impressive. City and county officials have worked together like never before to make sure services are restored as soon as possible and that those most in danger have a place to go. In Boyle County, local government has conducted meetings every four hours, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., to coordinate efforts and report progress. They have opened these meetings to the media, doing everything within their power to see that important information gets to the public.