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  • Nov. 9 Local Histories

    Nov. 9

    30 years ago, police widened a search for a man suspected of killing a state police trooper by issuing a nationwide alert to other police agencies. State Police said 22-year-old Clyde Daniel Graham of Elizabeth-town was armed and apparently on foot.

    20 years ago, area schoolchildren, police and resi-dents were wearing blue ribbons to mark the two week anniversary of a missing 5-year-old Radcliff girl.


  • Dec. 13 Local History


    30 years ago, two 15-year-old females and one 20-year-old male were arrested in connection with some $1,400 of vandalism at two northern Hardin County schools. 20 years ago, biology students at Elizabethtown Community College took a “quantum leap,” working for the first time in the school’s history with DNA fingerprinting.  

  • Big changes not expected with iPay sale



    While one of Elizabethtown’s most successful businesses recently was sold to a Missouri company, radical changes are not expected for iPay Technologies and its roughly 250 workers.

    Co-founder Dana Bowers said there will be no job losses and the operation will remain at its Black Branch Road location.

    The company that bought iPay, Jack Henry & Associates, announced Monday it had finalized the $300 million deal.

  • Nov. 6 Local History



    30 years ago, hoping that more city officials would be able to attend, Hardin Fiscal Court changed its mass meeting of city councils to discuss the garbage disposal issue.


    20 years ago, Vine Grove Police Officer Nevin “Casey” Jones was recognized with a medal in a special ceremony at a Vine Grove City Council meeting for saving the life of a five-week-old baby from choking.

  • Dec. 16 Local History

    30 years ago, members of American Federal Government Employees Local 2302, Fort Knox, along with the Veterans of Foreign Wars were planning to drive with headlights on and small American flags on radio antennas for two days, and union members were wearing white arm bands, to show support for the American hostages at the U.S.

  • Dec. 7 Local History

    30 years ago, Elizabethtown city police targeted Stonegate Mobile Home Community as one of the highest crime rate areas in Elizabethtown with an estimated average of 10 thefts and break-ins each month. 20 years ago, the county Planning and Development Commission had to set a second hearing about a proposed Hardin County landfill due to the volume of information presented at the recent meeting; more than 400 people attended the first hearing at T.K.

  • Nov. 29 Local History

    30 years ago, Hardin Memorial Hospital celebrated its 25th anniversary; Buddy Stewart, a 23-year employee of the hospital, was the speaker at the celebration. 20 years ago, Hardin County Judge-Executive R.R. “Babe” Thomas was honored at a reception at Pritchard Community Center; he was leaving the office he had held for 20 years.  

  • Dec. 15 Local History

    30 years ago, after working for it for about 15 years, Elizabethtown Community College finally got a data processing program which would consist of nine courses in the spring, with the program hopefully being expanded the next fall. 20 years ago, Larry Mahoney took the stand during his trial and apologized, saying that he was truly sorry for the 27 deaths and permanent scars which resulted from his collision with a Radcliff church bus late at night on May 14, 1988 near Carrollton.

  • Nov. 25 Local History


  • June 9, 2010: Our readers write

    Why support the park?

    The News-Enterprise editorial staff sullies itself and insults busy families with last Sunday’s editorial, “E’town Sports Park Promises Opportunity.”

    The food tax was never about a sports park; it was about raising money for the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau. One project after another was proposed to tax prepared food, all for the sake of “Getting heads in [hotel] beds,” to quote ETCB’s Eric Brandenburg.