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  • April 9 Local History

    In Hardin County: 30 years ago, both Radcliff and Elizabethtown were named “All-Kentucky Cities” in the annual Kentucky contest. 20 years ago, Kentucky Tourism Secretary Mary Ray Oaken said in a visit to Elizabethtown that Hardin County government must demonstrate its interest in the proposed Lincoln Drama site in Elizabethtown with a “nice size sum” before the state would commit to supporting the

  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL OPINION: Pettigrew repeats success against Louisville (12/21)

     

  • Council ices alcohol request

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — City officials on Monday iced a request by the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau for beer at Freeman Lake Park during the Mastercraft Pro Wakeboard Tour’s 2010 closing ceremony. The council postponed the alcohol debate until 2010 after two failed motions left council members deadlocked at 3-3 with Mayor Dav

  • Art walk ‘on tap’ for upcoming years

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — One of the first steps in the plan to revitalize downtown Elizabethtown was a successful one. The Light Up Old Towne/Art Walk Celebration is going to become an annual event for the city and will return in non-holiday forms, according to Heritage Council member Sandy Rogers. Rogers said this year’s art walk met

  • April 17 Local History

    In Hardin County: 30 years ago, Elizabethtown City Council voted to redevelop the Public Square area, and voted to establish a five-person commission (the Elizabethtown Urban Community Renewal Agency) to supervise the project; funds for the project were to come from revenue from the downtown parking lots. 20 years ago, a new service of the Ameri

  • 2-15 Local History

    In Hardin County: 30 years ago, a threat to the Elizabethtown water supply was averted after 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel owned by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company spilled into Freeman Lake; the Elizabethtown Fire Department burned the fuel from the top of the lake.

  • April 14 Local History

    In Hardin County: 30 years ago, Mike Smith of Vine Grove rescued Carolyn Lofton, also of Vine Grove, when her car stalled in deep water on Wilson Road; she had gotten out of the vehicle to walk to a house when she fell into a deep, water-filled ditch and couldn’t get out. 20 years ago, students at New Highland Elementary School were treate

  • April 10 Local History

    In Hardin County: 30 years ago, teachers in the Hardin County Education Association planned to meet and come up with a new negotiation strategy after their attempts to gain collective bargaining were denied by the Hardin County School Board. 20 years ago, East Hardin High School student Baron Chandler displayed Arnold 1.89, a human-like robot (Home Erectus Androidus) he had built for the Louisville Regional Science Fair;

  • April 20 Local History

      In Hardin County: 30 years ago, residents of Eastview expressed concerns about the railroad line that ran through the area; an Illinois Central train had derailed more than six months earlier, and residents said the wooden ties on the track were rotten and crushed.

  • April 15 Local History

    In Hardin County: 30 years ago, about 25 cars of an Illinois Central railroad train jumped the track in the Radcliff area; there were no injuries and no danger to the area from the derailment. 20 years ago, Fort Knox made the dreams of a 11-year old Ohio child dying of cancer come true: the child’s only wish was to be a soldier for a day;