In Hardin County: 30 years ago, a state trooper escaped injury when his vehicle crossed a highway, went down an embankment and struck a tree; his trooper’s hat had slid off the seat and into the floor; he was in the process of loosening his seat belt so he could retrieve his hat when the vehicle ran off the road and struck the tree. 20 ye
In Hardin County: 30 years ago, “Monday Night Wrestling” was a big hit at the National Guard Armory in Elizabethtown; the show even included wrestling by midgets. 20 years ago, after months of community debate, the Hardin County Planning and Development Commission denied a development permit for the proposed landfill in Colesburg.
In Hardin County: 30 years ago, Hardin County dropped in per capita income ranking, from seventh in the state in 1971 to 28th in the state in the latter part of the 1970s (the average weekly paycheck in Hardin County was $160); LaRue County ranked 65th in the state.
In Hardin County: 30 years ago, Elizabethtown City Council, after a good deal of debate, purchased a $19,000 Sperry Univac computer billing system for the water and gas departments. 20 years ago, the state Board of Medical Licensure ordered Dr.
In Hardin County: 30 years ago, Gates Rubber Company announced a new project that would create 50 new jobs in the area. 20 years ago, Joel Ray Sprowls, owner and manager of Lincoln Jamboree, held his 18th annual Easter egg hunt for area children.
In Hardin County: 30 years ago, the Hardin County Schools Board voted unanimously to rehire Charlie Akins as superintendent of the school system. 20 years ago, a Louisville couple who bought Bethlehem Academy said they planned to turn it into a bed and breakfast inn.
In Hardin County: 30 years ago, the Elizabethtown Airport Board took a new name after Hardin Fiscal Court voted to pull out of the co-sponsorship of the airport project; the old name had been Elizabethtown-Hardin County Air Board.