Hardin County Independent – 2022 Landmarks Illinois Banterra Bank Preserve Southern Illinois Grant Recipient


The Hardin County Independent has been a source of regional news for the past 151 years. The paper, headed by third-generation owner, Jennifer Lane, has been produced and managed from its existing location in Elizabethtown since 1925. The 1880s building that houses the paper’s offices is a significant fixture in the business district of the Ohio River town of 204 people.

Although the building has various repair needs, electrical upgrades are at the immediate forefront. The fluctuations in the electricity could cause a fire or loss of equipment due to power failures. Lane will use the $2,500 Preserve Southern Illinois matching grant from Landmarks Illinois to make necessary electrical upgrades.


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