Today's News

  • Dec. 21 Local History


    30 years ago, water seeped into an underground telephone cable, causing several hundred General Telephone customers in Elizabethtown to be without phone service over the weekend. 20 years ago, Larry Mahoney was found guilty of 81 crimes involving the Carrollton bus crash, and was convicted of manslaughter instead of murder.  

  • Nov. 5 Local History


    30 years ago, the Elizabethtown Professional Firefighters Association was formed at a meeting of the Elizabethtown Fire Department; the main reason for forming the organization is that the fire department, which had included 3 paid men plus volunteers 10 years previously, now had 25 paid employees. 20 years ago, two farm workers in Hardin County survived a 7,200-volt shock when a grain auger they were moving touched utility lines near Star Mills.

  • Nov. 8 Local Histories

    Nov. 8

    30 years ago, more than 50 officers from at least six police agencies searched the Muldraugh Hill – New Haven area for an Elizabethtown man suspected in the shooting death of a Kentucky State policeman.

    20 years ago, an 11-year-old Elizabethtown boy was caught in a swift current of water while riding his bicycle and trapped in a culvert, but was later rescued.


  • Dec. 30 Local History

    30 years ago, two local teens – Kimberly Ann Easton and Carol Wethington - planned to be in the 1980 Kentucky Junior Miss Pageant. 20 years ago, Hardin District Court Judge Janet Coleman administered the oath of office to Radcliff’s new mayor, Jennings H. Smith.  

  • Culvert replacement project planned

    The News-Enterprise

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown City Council approved a bid Monday from Garrison Construction to replace a faulty culvert with a more robust system on Johnstown Road.

    It is one of several improvements planned in the coming year. Stormwater Director Robert Bush said the city will try to mobilize the project as soon as possible. He did not provide a timeline for construction.

    Garrison Construction’s bid of $263,900 was the low bid, Bush said.

  • Dec. 10 Local History

    30 years ago, a grand jury took only a few hours to prepare a report on the Hardin County Jail and to request that the February grand jury also investigate the jail; it was also recommended that a metal detector be installed and that additional employees be hired by the jailer as recommended by the August grand jury and authorized by Hardin Fiscal Court. 20 years ago, Pete Nolan, president of the Hardin County Farm Bureau, received the Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award from

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  • Nov. 17 Local history


    30 years ago, those who attended a meeting of city and county officials concerning the garbage franchise stalemate said it was good for officials to get together but they still felt little real progress was accomplished. 20 years ago, police and patrons of a Meade County tavern were trying to figure out why a man got up from the bar and shot an Elizabethtown man once in the chest with a .357 Magnum.

  • Dec. 3 Local History

    30 years ago, area residents who wanted a “real” Christmas tree were scrambling as there was expected to be a shortage of real trees; the going rate that year for freshly cut trees was $6 to $20. 20 years ago, Santa wore black leather and drove a 900-pound motorcycle as members of the Lincoln Trail Chapter of the Harley Owners Group played Santa and delivered Christmas presents to children at the Glen Dale Children’s Home.

  • Dec. 9 Local History

    30 years ago, the Elizabethtown School Board approved a $3.9 million budget which included instructional salaries of $2,043,309; the school system also decided to raise the cost of lunches at all elementary schools to 55 cents, 60 cents at the high school and 75 cents for adults; this made the lunch costs the same as Hardin County Schools.