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  • Culvert replacement project planned

    The News-Enterprise

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown City Council approved a bid Monday from Garrison Construction to replace a faulty culvert with a more robust system on Johnstown Road.

    It is one of several improvements planned in the coming year. Stormwater Director Robert Bush said the city will try to mobilize the project as soon as possible. He did not provide a timeline for construction.

    Garrison Construction’s bid of $263,900 was the low bid, Bush said.

  • Dec. 10 Local History

    30 years ago, a grand jury took only a few hours to prepare a report on the Hardin County Jail and to request that the February grand jury also investigate the jail; it was also recommended that a metal detector be installed and that additional employees be hired by the jailer as recommended by the August grand jury and authorized by Hardin Fiscal Court. 20 years ago, Pete Nolan, president of the Hardin County Farm Bureau, received the Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award from

  • Dec. 2 Local History


  • Nov. 17 Local history


    30 years ago, those who attended a meeting of city and county officials concerning the garbage franchise stalemate said it was good for officials to get together but they still felt little real progress was accomplished. 20 years ago, police and patrons of a Meade County tavern were trying to figure out why a man got up from the bar and shot an Elizabethtown man once in the chest with a .357 Magnum.

  • Dec. 3 Local History

    30 years ago, area residents who wanted a “real” Christmas tree were scrambling as there was expected to be a shortage of real trees; the going rate that year for freshly cut trees was $6 to $20. 20 years ago, Santa wore black leather and drove a 900-pound motorcycle as members of the Lincoln Trail Chapter of the Harley Owners Group played Santa and delivered Christmas presents to children at the Glen Dale Children’s Home.

  • Dec. 9 Local History

    30 years ago, the Elizabethtown School Board approved a $3.9 million budget which included instructional salaries of $2,043,309; the school system also decided to raise the cost of lunches at all elementary schools to 55 cents, 60 cents at the high school and 75 cents for adults; this made the lunch costs the same as Hardin County Schools.

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  • Dec. 31 Local History

    30 years ago, looking back on the past decade, an editorial in The News-Enterprise said that the ‘70s had been a time of growth and controversy for Hardin County. 20 years ago, in view of the Carrollton bus crash, State Sen. Virgil Pearman and state Reps. Chester “Bud” Gregory and Bill Ark vowed that drunken driving would highlight the 1990 sessions of the general assembly

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Teams flock to E'town shootout (6/7)

    By GREG CREWS gcrews@thenewsenterprise.com Tim Mudd has been a long-time subscriber to the idea that to be the best, one has to play the best. Apparently Elizabethtown’s girls’ basketball coach is not alone in his line of thinking. Thirty-eight teams (20 varsity and 18 ju

  • Nov. 22 Local History


    30 years ago, Elizabethtown City Council formed a committee to oversee the $4.1 million Community Development program for Glendale Hill. 20 years ago, a Hardin County school bus driver was suspended for violating a driving policy concerning alcohol.