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  • 8-1 Local Histories

    August 1, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, construction on the new Elizabethtown Community Center continued. Among the conventions already scheduled was the Fur Traders of America which brought some 2,000 trap-pers to Elizabethtown.

    20 YEARS AGO, Hardin District Judge Robert N. Hubbard was tried before a six-person jury in his own courtroom for charges of driving under the influence; he was later acquitted.

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  • 8-12 Local Histories


    August 12, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, hoping for parent involvement, Hardin County Schools sought and received funding for the “Right to Read” program which was designed to inform parents of how they could help their child learn to read and better prepare them for the first grade experience.

    20 YEARS AGO, about 20 county and city representatives met to discuss a 911 emergency-dispatch system for Hardin County.

  • June 24 Local Histories

    In Hardin County:

    30 years ago, Karen Sue Fox, 17, beat almost 10,000 high school seniors to win the national Good Citizen Award sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

    20 years ago, petititons signed by about 2,500 Hardin Countians asking for dunken driving to be declared a national crisis would be taken to President Reagan

    10 years ago, Bill and Betty Swope were trying to make their $400,000 antique car museum next to Swope Auto Center in Elizabethtown, a reality.

  • July 31 Local History


    30 YEARS AGO, workers cleaned up fallen train cars at a derailment site in the Eastview-Stephensburg area which forced the evacuation of eight families. There were 15 cars on the Illinois-Central-Gulf line, one car carried the hazardous material, Methyl Methacrylate, which forced the evacuation.

    20 YEARS AGO, a Graves County infant suffering from a congenital heart disorder underwent a 3 ½ hour transplant, the sixth in Kentucky history, at a Louisville hospital.

  • E'town hit by thefts from cars

    The News-Enterprise ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Police responded to several incidents over the weekend of theft from vehicles. A variety of electronic equipment was removed from unlocked and locked vehicles. The Elizabethtown Police would like to remind all citizens to keep their doors secure and remove all valuables that are in view when looking into their cars.  Thes

  • 6-26 Local Histories

    In Hardin County:

    30 years ago, a tragedy involving a 23-month-old girl showed how badly Radcliff needed an ambulance service.

    20 years ago, Charlie Fraley of Radcliff took first place in the commerical food competition at the national VICA Skill Olympics. He was the first student at Elizabethtown State Vocational Technical School to bring back a national gold medal.

    10 years ago, two Elizabethtown girls; Teddi Eriksen, 16, and Shalonda Dixon, 15; were competing for the title of Miss Kentucky Ten USA in Somerset.

  • 8-5 Local Histories


    August 5, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, a struggle for control of a Hodgenville automobile dealership was settled out of court. The settlement allowed Otis Smith to buy out his former partners.

    20 YEARS AGO, Larry Lucas, convicted of slaying a Muldraugh pawnbroker, was sentenced to 180 years in prison.

    10 YEARS AGO, Radcliff Middle School students returning from summer break were greeted by new principal, Lonnie Dennis. Dennis was formerly an assistant principal at North Hardin High School.

  • Aug. 31 Local Histories


    August 31, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, a shortcut road connecting Rineyville Road and St. John Road in Elizabethtown was approved by the state Department of Transportation as a way to relieve traffic congestion in the Helmwood Heights school and residential area.

    20 YEARS AGO, after shooting his girlfriend five times, a Vine Grove man held police at bay for 20 minutes while he attempted suicide by slashing his wrists.

    10 YEARS AGO, accused murderer, Sam McMillen, faced the death penalty as he awaited trial at Eddyville prison.

  • 8-11 Local Histories


    August 11, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, the “bug trial” crawled through its third day of hearings as Orkin attorney Frank Reaves Jr. focused his line of questioning to plant doubts about the testimony of the state pesticide inspector.