The Honorable Harry L. Berry
Hardin County Judge/Executive
Luke B. Schmidt, President
L.B. Schmidt & Associates, LLC
Hardin County United Launches New Logo and Web Site
Web Site Will Provide Platform for Community to Follow Progress
Elizabethtown, Kentucky (January 28, 2011) – Hardin County United (HCU) today unveiled its new logo and Web site.
The logo, designed by Heartland Communications Consultants of Elizabethtown, features a stylized map of Hardin County, surrounded by an arrow, indicating a county and its citizens which are working together to address new opportunities. The subtle green color is also intended to convey the strong partnership that the county enjoys with Fort Knox.
The Web site (www.hcu.lbschmidt.com), also designed by Heartland, is designed to serve as a platform for the Greater Hardin County community to follow the progress of various projects undertaken by HCU. As projects proceed, postings to the Web site will be made from time to time which will allow those who are interested to stay up to date on issues related to the projects. Interested parties will also be able to sign up for electronic updates and submit comments and questions to HCU via the Web site portal and also through linked HCU Facebook and Twitter sites.
“HCU is delighted to provide the community with this opportunity to follow our progress,” said Hardin County Judge/Executive Harry L. Berry, Chairperson of HCU’s Steering Committee. “Each of our three subcommittees are actively engaged in projects related to the strategic goals which were established by the Hardin County Vision Project last year. Our three subcommittee chairpersons will periodically provide updates and/or solicit feedback from the general public regarding these projects through this Web site.”
The Web site features the usual “About” page which provides a brief overview of HCU and also the recently concluded Hardin County Vision Project. Each HCU committee and subcommittee also has a page, making it easy for visitors to find information that they are most interested in. HCU will also post information through its “News” and “Blog” pages. The News page will feature news articles and press releases related to HCU projects and issues. The “Blog” page will feature news as well as columns and comments written by HCU personnel. The “Blog” page may feature guest postings from time to time.
Finally, the site also features a “Community Profile” page as well as links to virtually every key organization in Greater Hardin County.
“Even though HCU is a young organization, the site already contains a robust amount of content,” said Luke Schmidt, President of L.B. Schmidt & Associates, LLC and consultant to HCU. “The site is intended to be a work in progress and it will be updated periodically. In fact, we will be posting a major report from the Education Subcommittee within the next week and we encourage visitors to come back and check this out.”
“Not to be overlooked is the link between the HCU Web site and HCU’s Facebook and Twitter sites. There are an estimated 60,000 Facebook users in the Greater Hardin County area and we want to reach as many people as we can,” stated Schmidt.
The Web site is now live.
(Note: members of the media that would like a JPEG file of the new HCU logo may request a copy by contacting Luke Schmidt: 502.292.2898; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hardin County United (www.hcu.lbschmidt.com) was established for the purpose of examining the various strategic goals which were established by the Hardin County Vision Project in 2010. The intent of Hardin County United (HCU) is to prioritize the goals and to develop implementation strategies. HCU’s leadership team includes Hardin County Judge/Executive Harry L. Berry who chairs the Steering Committee; One Knox Executive Director Brad Richardson, who chairs the Community Development Subcommittee; North Central Education Foundation President/CEO Al Rider, who chairs the Education Subcommittee; and Hardin Circuit Court Judge Ken Howard who chairs the Governance Subcommittee. Luke Schmidt, President of L.B. Schmidt & Associates, LLC, provides management and consulting services to HCU.