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  • Aug. 31 Local Histories

    IN HARDIN COUNTY:

    August 31, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, a shortcut road connecting Rineyville Road and St. John Road in Elizabethtown was approved by the state Department of Transportation as a way to relieve traffic congestion in the Helmwood Heights school and residential area.

    20 YEARS AGO, after shooting his girlfriend five times, a Vine Grove man held police at bay for 20 minutes while he attempted suicide by slashing his wrists.

    10 YEARS AGO, accused murderer, Sam McMillen, faced the death penalty as he awaited trial at Eddyville prison.

  • 8-11 Local Histories

    IN HARDIN COUNTY:

    August 11, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, the “bug trial” crawled through its third day of hearings as Orkin attorney Frank Reaves Jr. focused his line of questioning to plant doubts about the testimony of the state pesticide inspector.

  • Two schools heading back to buildings for last time

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    RADCLIFF — Two local school staffs are preparing for the first day of school for the last time in their respective buildings. By this time next year, those faculty members will have new homes.

    Radcliff Middle School will move to the new North Middle School building, and Parkway Elementary School will move to the Radcliff Middle building.

  • July 29 Local History

    IN HARDIN COUNTY:

    30 YEARS AGO, foul smelling smoke rolled out the window of the old garage-gymnasium on Nicholas Street in Elizabethtown and “casualties” were lying on the ground moaning, in red-stained clothes during a mock disaster staged to test the preparedness of local emergency personnel.

    20 YEARS AGO, the Fort Knox Post Office building was dedicated to Lt. Col. Walter Freeland whom died after serving 46 years with the Army. He was in the Horse Cavalry in Tennessee, on active Army duty and also a Department of Defense civil service employee.

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  • 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

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    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)

    By CHUCK JONES

    cjones@thenewsenterprise.com

    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.