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  • August 22 Local History


  • Local History for June 23

    In Hardin County:

    30 years ago, another chapter in the controversy on how many students should have been in a Hardin County kindergarten session was written by the state attorney general's office when it ruled that a letter to Superintendent Charlie Akins from James Graham, state superintendent of public instruction, on kindergarten class size should be open to the public.

  • Full Impact of Rocket Docket's end still unknown



    ELIZABETHTOWN – Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Shaw says monthly indictments will increase in number, potentially doubling by September, as cases previously eligible for rocket docket are disposed of via traditional time-consuming methods.

    The full extent of the program’s death could take months or longer to be realized by all parties involved.

  • 6-25 Local Histories


    In Hardin County:

    30 years ago, Hardin Central Junior High School wore another feather in its cap and had one more star behind its name as the school recieved a comprehensive accreditation rating from the state and acceptance in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

    20 years ago, the Elizabethtown man killed by a dynamite explosion may have caused his death by using the wrong piece of equipment to test the charge according to the director of the state Division of Explosives and Blasting.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Officials, teammates struggle with Irvin’s death (08/03)



    RADCLIFF — As news spread of Cameron Irvin’s death, North Hardin school officials and Irvin’s teammates on the Trojan basketball team were having a hard time coming to grips with his untimely passing.

    Irvin, 16, was killed Saturday night and three others were injured after they were struck by a vehicle while riding bikes along Lincoln Trail Boulevard in Radcliff. According to Radcliff Police Chief Jeff Cross, Irvin died at the scene.


  • 6-30 Local History


  • July 17 Local History

    July 17, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, considering a salary increase for Hardin County School Superintendent Charlie Akins is one issue the school board discussed. Akins’ salary was $27,285, which included his service as secretary to the school board. 20 YEARS AGO, in preparation for coping with trauma from the May 14 bus crash an emergency request for $19,000.00 was made to Metro United Way to help fund a week-long training for counselors from Communicare and the Hardin County School system.

  • July 25 Local History


    30 YEARS AGO, a mock disaster exercise was to be conducted in Elizabethtown to test and train emergency response teams from various city, county and state agencies. The exercise simulated a factory explosion involving hazardous materials.

    20 YEARS AGO, the second annual Kentucky Colonels Cat Show held at the Pritchard Community Center, featured rows of cages holding 242 cats.

  • Aug. 28 Local History


    August 28, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, founded in 1955, the Hardin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary donated 25,000 hours and $12,000 in 1977 to the hospital.

    20 YEARS AGO, bids for garbage disposal were being received by Hardin County Fiscal Court in an effort to quickly establish service before the state closed the existing landfill off Springfield Road.

    10 YEARS AGO, Elizabethtown Independent Schools Assistant Superintendent Robert Hilton re-tired after 27 years of service.