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  • May 17 Local History

    In Hardin County:

    30 years ago, board members of the Elizabethtown City Schools Board voiced strong differences of opinion on the wording of a resolution dealing in open communication between individual board members and parents, teachers, students and other interested citizens.

    20 years ago, five Elizabethtown High School students, informally known as Socially Active Youth, took a stand to stop the sale of semi-automatic assault weapons, bringing their case before Elizabethtown City Council.

     

  • Winter's 1-2 punch: snow and bitter cold

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — While measuring only a few inches, this area’s first significant snow of the season stuck to already cold roadways and kept kids home from school.

    The white stuff likely will stick around at least until next week, as temperatures will remain well below freezing with possible below-zero wind chills.

  • May 7 Local History

    In Hardin County: 30 years ago, the Gravity Flow Hydraulic Device was unveiled in Hardin County by its inventors, Tommy Shelton, Len Ostrowski and Rolland Engle; the inventors hoped to put the running water that goes to waste all over the country to good use, saying, “The possibilities are unlimited.” 20 years ago, the Hardin County

  • May 10 Local History

    In Hardin County: 30 years ago, the Elizabethtown Police Department launched a crime prevention pilot program that could become a model for medium-sized cities across the state; the program involved Operation Identification, Neighborhood Watch, home security, self-protection, and CB Patrol (with the cooperation of CB radio operators); the force also added a motorcycle to its vehicles to aid in traffic control.

  • Extra caution urged for wintry driving

     

    Winter Safe Driving Tips:

    Source: KSP

    Be cautious.

    Listen for media reports of travel advisories issued by the National Weather Service.

    Avoid traveling on ice-covered roads when possible.

    Tell someone your destination and estimated time of arrival. Ask them to notify authorities if you are late.

    Check and restock the winter emergency supplies in your car before you leave.

    Pouring water on your windshield could risk shattering the glass.

  • May 4 Local History

    In Hardin County: 30 years ago, workmen, fire marshals and disaster service personnel completed the cleanup of the train derailment in Eastview; the derailment had included four tank cars filled with hazardous chemicals which lay on their sides beside the track. 20 years ago, damage from recent floods was tallied at more than $171,000 for Hardin

  • Jan. 7, 2010: Services

    Bernard W. Basham, 86, of Irvington, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010. The funeral is at 11 a.m. EST today at Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens West.

    James M. ‘Beck’ Bechanan, 74, of Elizabethtown, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010. The funeral is at 1:30 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with burial in Elizabethtown City Cemetery. Visitation continues at 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.

  • Health District: More than 7,000 children receive H1N1 vaccine

    The News-Enterprise

    HARDIN COUNTY — More than 7,000 Hardin County students received an H1N1 influenza vaccine during last month's clinics at area schools by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

    According to a department news release, 7,346 students in local school districts received shots during the clinics. In the seven-county Lincoln Trail district, 11,452 vaccines were issued.

  • LaRue plans to shorten school week next year

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    LARUE COUNTY — LaRue County Schools officials are hoping that a major change in their school calendar will result in better teacher and student performance.

    LaRue County Schools will shorten each Friday in next year’s school calendar. Students will be released at 1 p.m. every Friday during the 2010-2011 school year.

  • Tracks in snow lead police to facility escapee

    The News-Enterprise

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Police quickly ended a Communicare patient’s escape Thursday morning after tracking the man over snow covered trails at Freeman Lake Park and arresting him near Ring Road.

    Hardin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Greg Lowe said the patient fled the mental health and substance abuse treatment facility after learning he faced jail time for violating rules he was ordered to obey.