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  • Radcliff purchases first aircraft

    Radcliff bought its first aircraft last week — a quad copter.

    And once the Federal Aviation Administration paperwork is sorted sometime this year, residents might be able to catch it buzzing around at up to 36 mph.

    But that’s if they can spot it. Measuring only 27 inches diagonally, the drone is more of a camera in the sky than actual eyes.

  • Trooper: No evidence of braking by Hilton

    In a second day of testimony during a murder trial for Michael Todd Hilton, a collision reconstructionist testified Hilton did not apply the brakes prior to colliding with a Mustang driven by Brianna Taylor on the night of June 22.

  • Juror dismissed from trial after falling ill

    A male juror lost consciousness, banging his head against a wall during testimony about medical treatment during Thursday’s murder trial in Hardin Circuit Court.

    The juror was treated by a doctor on the witness stand and was taken from the courtroom by Hardin County EMS. He was relieved of jury service.

  • Garden Club dedicates ribbon-shaped flower bed

    For Clara Myers, the 500 newly planted begonias at the Freeman Lake Tennis Complex will serve as a constant reminder of the three worst words she’s ever heard.

    “You have cancer.”

    To honor everyone who has heard those words, the Garden Club of Eliza­beth­town planted pink flowers and arranged them into a cancer survivor’s ribbon.

  • Man indicted on six counts of rape pleads not guilty

    A Rineyville man arrested in a Hart County barn after the property owner detained him at gunpoint entered a not-guilty plea in Hardin Circuit Court to six counts of third-degree rape.

    James M. Kirby, 22, was arrested May 8 when a Bonnieville man found Kirby in his barn.

  • E'town man arrested for assault in Walmart parking lot

    An Elizabethtown man is facing felony assault charges after police say he was involved in a confrontation in the Walmart parking lot late Wednesday night.

    Nazer Aburob, 23, of the 1700 block of Night­ingale Drive, was arrested just after midnight.

  • Trooper: Hilton made no effort to brake before crash

    Kentucky State Trooper Brandon Brooks testified Thursday afternoon that Michael Todd Hilton, charged with murder in the fatal crash that killed Elizabethtown 17-year-old Brianna Taylor June 22, 2014, made no attempt to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Deckard School Road and Patriot Parkway and slammed into Taylor's Mustang.

  • United Way attempts 'Week of Action'

    Twenty-four hours aren’t enough for what United Way of Central Kentucky hopes to accomplish across five counties during its third Day of Action.

    With the date for the event — in which residents volunteer for nonprofits in their community — falling on a Sunday and Father’s Day this year, organizers decided to extend it by 120 hours.

  • 'You will find him guilty,' defense attorney says

    According to his defense attorney, Michael Todd Hilton is guilty of causing the June 22 wreck that resulted in the death of Brianna Taylor.

    He also is guilty of drinking that evening prior to the wreck, said Heather Gatnarek of the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy.

  • Greenspace unveils new trails at E’town Nature Park

    Hikers, cyclists, runners and nature enthusiasts have a couple new trails to explore thanks to the city of Elizabethtown and Greenspace Inc.

    Greenspace has 16 miles worth of trails across Elizabethtown known as The Greenbelt. The most recent addition is a 3.5-mile hike surrounding Eliza­beth­town Nature Park combining two trail options.