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  • 6-30 Local History


  • July 17 Local History

    July 17, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, considering a salary increase for Hardin County School Superintendent Charlie Akins is one issue the school board discussed. Akins’ salary was $27,285, which included his service as secretary to the school board. 20 YEARS AGO, in preparation for coping with trauma from the May 14 bus crash an emergency request for $19,000.00 was made to Metro United Way to help fund a week-long training for counselors from Communicare and the Hardin County School system.

  • July 25 Local History


    30 YEARS AGO, a mock disaster exercise was to be conducted in Elizabethtown to test and train emergency response teams from various city, county and state agencies. The exercise simulated a factory explosion involving hazardous materials.

    20 YEARS AGO, the second annual Kentucky Colonels Cat Show held at the Pritchard Community Center, featured rows of cages holding 242 cats.

  • Aug. 28 Local History


    August 28, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, founded in 1955, the Hardin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary donated 25,000 hours and $12,000 in 1977 to the hospital.

    20 YEARS AGO, bids for garbage disposal were being received by Hardin County Fiscal Court in an effort to quickly establish service before the state closed the existing landfill off Springfield Road.

    10 YEARS AGO, Elizabethtown Independent Schools Assistant Superintendent Robert Hilton re-tired after 27 years of service.

  • Sept. 2 Local History

    In Hardin County: 30 years ago, standing together in boxes and talking to characters such as Mr. Munching Mouth and Miss Achoo were part of a new system that early primary grades in the city schools would use to "motivate" young reding students. 20 years ago, at least 30 members of American Federal Government Employees Local 2302 planned to conduct an informational picket o

  • June 16 Local History


  • Aug. 25 Local History


    August 25, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, a Hardin County road crew chopped down a grove of trees on private property near Tunnel Hill, leaving stumps where the property owners planned to make a forest preserve and historical site called “Trees.”

    20 YEARS AGO, a television crew from the ABC News program “20/20” was in Radcliff to tape a segment on bus safety in an attempt to raise awareness after the Carrollton bus crash.

  • June 5 Local History


  • 7-28 Local History


    30 YEARS AGO, higher property tax bills for city residents were defended by

    20 YEARS AGO, the EPA began clean up on a dump site near Tom Duvall Lane in Howevalley. Some of the barrels removed from the site contained arsenic and mercury.

    10 YEARS AGO, neighbors and relatives of a Hodgenville woman who allegedly shot and killed her husband say the shooting was the result of domestic “torment.”

  • 7-18 Local Histories

    July 18, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, following a 6 hour-plus school board meeting, county teachers received the salary increase recommended by Superintendent Charlie Akins. A teacher without experience would earn $9,630 annually.

    20 YEARS AGO, Don Skeeters, attorney for 60 of the 67 passengers touched by the May 14 bus crash near Carrollton said, “We’re going to attack in the executive and legislative branches of government.” Skeeters said that he will seek bus-safety and drunken-driving reforms.