Local News

  • Task force, KSP net major drug bust

    Officers from the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force and Kentucky State Police executed a search warrant Tuesday at 2134 Lyons Station Road near New Haven.

    Officers seized 186 Oxycodone pills, 245 Adderall pills, seven Diazepam pills, an ounce of marijuana and seven vials of steroids along with 11 firearms and $15,670 in cash, according to a task force news release.

  • Bond reduction denied in incest case

    An Elizabethtown man indicted for incest and sex crimes was denied a reduction in his $100,000 cash bond.

    Susie Hurst, public defender for Delmar Wash Jr., requested the bond reduction Tuesday after court officials were able to verify the address Wash submitted in Hardin Circuit Court.

  • Victims in murder-suicide identified

    The two people found in a mobile home Tuesday night on Sonora Hardin Springs Road have been identified.

    James Michael Willyard, 35, and JuLee Adams, 30, died in what police believe was a murder-suicide.

  • Diehl sentencing postponed

    As his victims gathered in the courtroom ready to present their impact statements, a judge announced those remarks will have to wait.

  • Forecast prompts change to Lincoln celebration

    With a forecast for chilling winds today, a major change has occurred at the celebration for Abraham Lincoln’s 206th birthday party in Hodgenville.

    The outdoor marker presentation for Little Mount Cemetery now will be held indoors at 1:30 p.m. in Ovesen Heights Baptist Church at 1604 Bardstown Road. All other activities will proceed as originally planned.

  • Star Cafe owner suffers numerous setbacks, vows to move forward

    Within an hour of each other, two cars pulled up to Star Cafe on South Street in West Point, both undeterred by the restaurant’s “closed for the season” signage and the malodorous cloud of smoke looming above.

  • Cruse, Hornback reach plea deal

    Two weeks before their trial was to begin, the former mayor and city clerk of Hodgenville pleaded guilty Tuesday to multiple felony charges and are responsible for more than $16,000 of restitution to the city.

  • E'town expected to annex property at parkway interchange

    The city of Elizabeth­town may grow by a few hundred acres and the city has taken bids on furnishing the properties with water and sewer lines.

    Planning Director Ed Poppe presented two properties for annexation to city council, which likely will vote to approve the move in its upcoming regular session Monday.

  • Man pleads not guilty to murder two years following death

    More than two years after her death, an Elizabethtown man accused of killing Michelle Lynn Fay appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court to face murder charges.

    Evan Spalding, an attorney for Thomas B. Buchanan, 44, entered a plea of not guilty to the murder charge.

    Buchanan faces up to 50 years in prison if found guilty of the Oct. 18, 2012, death of Fay, 43.

  • Man accused of holding ex-wife captive enters plea

    A man accused of kidnapping his ex-wife in Louisville last year and driving her to Elizabethtown where she escaped his vehicle appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Brian Booker, 47, of Louis­ville, was to enter a plea to charges of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, violation of an EPO and fourth-degree assault, but an attorney he said he hired was not present.