West T. Hill and his wife, Dorothy Bell, found themselves at the center of attention Thursday prior to the opening of the community theater's production of "The Fantasticks" at the community center. The theater's board of directors announced before the performance that the theater group had been renamed the West T. Hill Community Theater Inc. to honor the former Centre College drama professor, who served as the group's artistic director. The Hills were presented a framed copy of the board's resolution and received a standing ovation from the capacity audience.
The drop in enrollment has forced St. Andrew's School in Harrodsburg to close. Jerry Germann, school board chairman, saw the writing on the wall long before the final decision to close the school was made. The waning enrollment was bound to cause problems, he said. Only 34 children are enrolled at St. Andrew's, the only Catholic School in this area. That's about half of the attendance in the 1950s and a third of the school's 100-student capacity.