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  • 8-13 Local Histories


    August 13, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, while passing motorists appreciated the beauty of the water fountain in front of the Coca-Cola Bottling Plant on Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown, few would appreciate the work that went into keeping the fountains in good order. Removal of moss and algae were required routine maintenance.

    20 YEARS AGO, in a terse press release, the board of directors of Citizens Fidelity Bank and Trust Co. Hardin County announced that chairman, Lamonte Hornback, resigned unexpectedly.

  • June 8 Local History


  • 8-21 Local History


    August 21, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, a cement shortage due to tighter pollution controls and a construction boom in the western US forced companies in Elizabethtown and Radcliff to temporarily lay-off employees.

    20 YEARS AGO, Elizabethtown Community College breaks a record enrolling nearly 1,815 students for fall classes.

    10 YEARS AGO, a Radcliff couple filed a $1.95 million sexual harassment suit against a former finance manager for a Craig and Landreth Inc. used car lot, formerly at 1864 N Dixie Blvd. in Rad-cliff.

  • Sept. 3 Local History

    In Hardin County: 30 years ago, Valley Creek Mall — the regional shopping facility planned for Elizabethtown — would not open as early as projected, but the project was still a 'go.' 20 years ago, a new face in the hallway at Radcliff Middle School was Linda Probus, an expressive therapist, who was hired with a grant from United Way to work with friends of people lost in

  • Learning to do what comes naturally


  • June 22 Local History


  • 8-1 Local Histories

    August 1, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, construction on the new Elizabethtown Community Center continued. Among the conventions already scheduled was the Fur Traders of America which brought some 2,000 trap-pers to Elizabethtown.

    20 YEARS AGO, Hardin District Judge Robert N. Hubbard was tried before a six-person jury in his own courtroom for charges of driving under the influence; he was later acquitted.

  • July 3 Local history


  • 8-12 Local Histories


    August 12, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, hoping for parent involvement, Hardin County Schools sought and received funding for the “Right to Read” program which was designed to inform parents of how they could help their child learn to read and better prepare them for the first grade experience.

    20 YEARS AGO, about 20 county and city representatives met to discuss a 911 emergency-dispatch system for Hardin County.

  • June 24 Local Histories

    In Hardin County:

    30 years ago, Karen Sue Fox, 17, beat almost 10,000 high school seniors to win the national Good Citizen Award sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

    20 years ago, petititons signed by about 2,500 Hardin Countians asking for dunken driving to be declared a national crisis would be taken to President Reagan

    10 years ago, Bill and Betty Swope were trying to make their $400,000 antique car museum next to Swope Auto Center in Elizabethtown, a reality.