The Hardin County Community Foundation held its annual meeting this week.


Matthew Jennings was elected president. He takes over for William Hart, who is stepping down after serving in the post since 2008. Hart will continue as a trustee.


Also elected at the meeting were Keith Gensheimer, vice president; Gina Messner, secretary; Russell Berger, treasurer; Hart, assistant secretary and Messner, assistant treasurer.


Hart, Jennings and Messner will also serve on the executive board.  


The Foundation announced it has purchased the former McKinley and Crates Law Office at 936 E. Franklin St., Kenton, which it plans to convert into an office for the organization. A $50,000 donation from

Clarence and Melba Jean Hensel was received to buy the building.


The Foundation also approved 121 grant requests totaling just over $143,000. The grants will be presented at an awards reception on May 17 at the Armory in Kenton.