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  • 8-18 Local History


    August 18, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, An Upton family was okay after a gas explosion blew their house off its foundation, broke windows and overturned furniture.

    20 YEARS AGO, to avoid late afternoon heat, the Hardin County School System announced plans to begin school one hour earlier than normal.

    10 YEARS AGO, the Hardin Fiscal Court agreed to donate $200,000 for a proposed Coke mu-seum, only a fraction of the $1 million organizers requested.

  • Aug. 24 Local Histories


    August 24, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, Elizabethtown enjoyed a big construction month in July with over $3 million worth of buildings constructed, according to city building records.

    20 YEARS AGO, an Elizabethtown woman and her teen-age children tried to persuade city officials to approve later weekend hours for Freeman Lake Park, allowing teens to congregate socially.

    10 YEARS AGO, a six-month study by Hardin Memorial Hospital showed that women wanted more female OB/GYNs and that the area lacked primary care physicians.

  • Aug. 5, 2009: Our readers write

    Sounding the alarm

  • From the Book Shelf: 'On the Night You Were Born'

    "On the Night You Were Born"

    By Nancy Tillman Feiwel & Friends

    List Price: $10.99

    Rating: Five bookworms *****



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  • July 21 Local History


    30 YEARS AGO, the home buying market in Hardin County was squeezed by a number of vacant $60,000 to $70,000 homes that served as monuments to higher interest rates and a “tight” money supply.

    20 YEARS AGO, LaRue County grand jury indicted five people for welfare fraud because reports on employment or the number of people in their household were allegedly misrepresented to state authorities.

  • June 6 Local History


  • 8-7 Local Histories

    August 7, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, an ambulance subscription costing $28 yearly was a big expense for some 5,500 Medicare patients in Hardin County. The subscription would cover all emergency runs and doctor-authorized non-emergency runs.

    20 YEARS AGO, workers cleaning up after an accident on Interstate 65 tried to right a tanker truck. The truck carrying 4,000 gallons of sulfuric acid overturned clogging traffic on the highway north of Elizabethtown.

  • 8-17 Local History

    August 17, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, Hardin County Emergency Medical Services ambulance corporation vowed that the Elizabethtown-based firm would soon begin operations at a substation in Radcliff.

    20 YEARS AGO, Beverly Yount, a charter member of the Hardin County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, wrote a letter asking the Judicial Retirement and Removal Commission to dismiss Hardin District Judge Robert N. Hubbard from the bench because he had been treated for alcoholism, among other serious illnesses.

  • July 15 Local history