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Today's News

  • 2-9 Local History

    In Hardin County: 30 years ago, the City of Vine Grove vowed to “get tough on taxes,” taking steps to collect taxes still owed for 1978. 20 years ago, Vine Grove City Council read a proposal to limit the power of the mayor (because of his earlier dismissal of a police officer); under the proposal, there would be an appeals process for those whose jobs were terminated, and the firing of police chief, attorney,

  • Cold feet and warm hearts
  • March 13 Local History

    In Hardin County: 30 years ago, the strike between steelworkers and management at the Union Steel Products of Kentucky plant in Elizabethtown entered its 17th day, with no end in sight.

  • March 22 Local History

    In Hardin County: 30 years ago, after a year of research, discussion and study, a group representing downtown property owners and businesses handed final plans for the redevelopment of the downtown area to Elizabethtown City Council.

  • March 20 Local Histroy

    In Hardin County: 30 years ago, Hardin Fiscal Court sought better jail security after a prisoner’s alleged escape attempt and the resultant hospitalization of jailer Marshall “Mutt” Heady.

  • 2-5 Local History

    In Hardin County: 30 years ago, Becky Stuecker of Hardin County won the Kentucky Pork Queen title at the annual association meeting in Owensboro, representing the Nolin Pork Producers; the West Hardin senior won a $500 college scholarship, a set of luggage and a pigskin coat.

  • March 18 Local History

    In Hardin County: 30 years ago, General Thomas Lynch, commander at Fort Knox, spoke on the future of the base, saying that although there were many interesting and good statistics concerning Fort Knox, its main function was training.

  • March 29 Local History

    In Hardin County: 30 years ago, Hardin Fiscal Court adopted a new fire protection system; fire-fighting in unincorporated areas of the county was to become an all-volunteer effort in less than a week; the plan called for spending $110,000 over the next two years to establish and equip four new volunteer fire departments. 20 years ago, Elizabeth

  • 2-4 Local History

    In Hardin County: 30 years ago, Cloud Concrete Products Corp. announced it would still be opening a plant in Hardin County, but not in the Hughes Center for Industry and Commerce. 20 years ago, the U.S. Department of Education granted more than $80,000 to Hardin County schools for a bilingual alternative instructional program.  

  • March 1 Local History

    In Hardin County: 30 years ago, local officials projected an enrollment decline for Elizabethtown Independent and Hardin County schools for the 1979-1980 school year.