Today's News

  • June 27 Local History


    30 years ago, Charles Lanz was named “Lion of the Year” by the Elizabethtown Lions Club; he was the outgoing president of the club. 20 years ago, the Hardin County Environmental Council was setting up recycling programs for local governments and businesses with large paper consumptions.

  • June 1 Local History


     30 years ago, Randy Howard, a 19-year-old fiddler from Georgia, was crowned the new champ at the annual Fiddle Fest at James R. Pritchard Community Center; fiddlers had come from all over the country to compete in the event. 20 years ago, the North Hardin High School’s women’s golf team won the 1990 state championship.  

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  • May 30 Local History


    30 years ago, Central Kentucky Community Action sponsored a “Day at the Park” for senior citizens at Freeman Lake Park. 20 years ago, only about 35 percent of Hardin County registered voters had gone to the polls, but Tom Smith celebrated at Pritchard Community Center when it became evident he had won his bid for the Kentucky 10th District Senate seat over Virgil Pearman.  

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  • Birds celebrate 50th anniversary


    Arvil Lee Bird and Jeanne Thompson-Bird of Sonora celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 9, 2010.

    They were married July 9, 1960, at Tunnel Hill Baptist Church in Elizabethtown by Brother Russ Jones.

    Mr. Bird is a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Jonesville.

    Mrs. Bird is employed at Tony York’s on Main in Glendale and also is a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

    They have two children, Roger Bird and Lisa Gregory, both of Hodgenville; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.


  • May 28 Local History


    30 years ago, the Fort Knox soccer team reached the Final Four of the state soccer championship; the team’s coach was Glenn Dowding. 20 years ago, Ralph Reed, manager of the Elizabethtown Dow Corning plant since 1986, was ending his three-year term on the board of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, but within a month would take over as president of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.