Today's News

  • 8-4 Local Histories

    August 4, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, Dave Birch of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce presented the 1977 Presidential Citation to Mayor James R. Pritchard. The award, presented for the first time in 1977, was for continuing outstanding community effort.

    20 YEARS AGO, parade planners promised The Heartland Festival parade was going to be “bigger and better than ever.” “Cactus” Tom Brooks of local television’s old “T-Bar-V Ranch” hosted the morning’s event.

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  • YOUTH BASEBALL: Meade 15s eliminated from Ohio Valley Regional (08/02)

    The News-Enterprise

    MATTOON, Ill. — The Meade County 15-year-old All-Stars’ stay at the Babe Ruth Ohio Valley Regional didn’t last as long as they would have liked, but that doesn’t diminish what they accomplished this season.

    Russell County eliminated Meade County with a 12-6 victory Sunday at Peterson Park.

    Meade County advanced to the Babe Ruth Ohio Valley Regional for the first time in league history. Meade County qualified for the regional by beating Logan County to win the West Kentucky State Tournament in Bowling Green.

  • 8-3 Local Histories


    August 3, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, red soil is the most remarkable thing about Kentucky agriculture, according a group of Iowa 4-Hers who visited Hardin County. “I’m going to take back some of this red dirt. My friends won’t believe it,” said one of the children.

    20 YEARS AGO, experts testified that Larry Mahoney’s blood alcohol level was 2 ½ times the le-gal limit on the night of the May 14 bus crash.

  • July 23 Local History

    30 YEARS AGO, grants received by Hardin County Schools would help to fund the controversial gifted and talented program begun at Hardin Central Junior High School.

    20 YEARS AGO, Larry Mahoney was indicted for 27 murders but would not face the death penalty if convicted. Mahoney, the man accused of causing the Carrollton County bus crash would be released from jail if he could produce $270,000 in cash - $10,000 for each of the 27 deaths.

    10 YEARS AGO, The Kentucky State Police searched for two men an Elizabethtown woman says kidnapped and burned her with a lit cigarette.

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  • 8-19 Local History


    August 19, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, after being stalled by opponents for eight years, a long-awaited new road between Elizabethtown and Hodgenville entered the design stage.

    20 YEARS AGO, sixteen residents attended a news conference to question plans for development of a landfill near the small Hardin County community of Colesburg.

    10 YEARS AGO, an armed robber targeting a former jewelry shop found himself in the House of Flowers; the only jewels the man took were those worn by the shop owner.

  • Box fan causes home fire, no one injured

    The News-Enterprise HARDIN COUNTY — Fire officials determined an electrical short in a box fan was responsible for a home fire on Monday. No one was injured by the fire. The short set the fan on fire and flames spread to other parts of the home, Rineyville Fire Chief Shane Crutcher said. The Rineyville Fire Department received notice at 11:37 a.m. about a fire at 141 Pinto Tra