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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

  • 8-14 Local Histories


    August 14, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, Mayor James R. Pritchard announced a withdrawal of the cities’ annexation or-dinance for two tracts of land totaling 3,000 acres, one was located off U.S. 62 and the other south of 31-W.

    20 YEARS AGO, two attorneys representing families of the victims of the Carrollton bus crash said they plan to seek dismissal of countersuits filed by the owner of Tubby’s Tavern, the bar Larry Mahoney visited sever hours before the wreck.

  • June 3 Local History


  • Grant application workshop offered for feminist artists

    Staff Report ELIZABETHTOWN — Assistance for women who want to apply for the Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment grant will be available Aug. 6 at Pritchard Community Center during an Artist Enrichment grant workshop. The free workshop will be 6 p.m.-9 p.m.. It will include time to network, discuss feminism and art for social change, and think through the c

  • July 27 Local History


    30 YEARS AGO, according to the Hardin County Property Valuation Administrator, Randall Jones, Hardin Countains could expect their property tax bills to increase by eight to 10 percent that year.

    20 YEARS AGO, the Bowling Green-based grocery chain Houchens announced that an agreement was reached with its parent companies that will make it 100 percent employee-owned.

  • July 8 Local history


  • Water, sewer projects could serve Glendale development



    GLENDALE — With this area’s fate hanging on the imminent announcement of whether an electric car battery factory will receive federal stimulus funds to build here, not everybody is just waiting around anxiously.

  • July 22 local history

    30 YEARS AGO, demoted G.C. Burkhead Elementary School principal Pearl Miller’s attorney said he would file suit contesting her demotion in Hardin Circuit Court.

    20 YEARS AGO, of the 108 private buses and other group transportation vehicles that were inspected in the state since the May 14 bus crash, 40 failed. “Some of the buses were in such bad shape that we had to have them ordered to be parked and towed away for repairs,” said Mark McDaniel, spokesman for the state Transportation Cabinet.

  • PREP BASKETBALL OPINION: Irvin made an imprint on the lives of many (08/03)

    RADCLIFF — I have to admit Cameron Irvin was one of my favorite players to watch. He did everything the right way. Irvin was relentless on the defensive end and did the things he was good at on the offensive end.

    Unlike many players in this day and age, Irvin wasn’t a trash talker. He went about his business on the court without uttering as much as a word.

    “Cameron was the ultimate team player,” North Hardin senior James Berry said. “He was the textbook teammate.”