Local News

  • Radcliff man adjusts to life after acquittal

    With three weeks of freedom following his acquittal, Russell Hughes said he still faces challenges trying to adjust to life on the other side of his cell.

    “It is difficult to get my life back on track after this,” Hughes said. “People were looking at me the wrong type of way and stereotyping me. I have a good heart and I’m a good person. Even some of the people I knew had their second thoughts. I still have yet to see some people.”

  • 39th annual White Mills Days kicks off Friday

    For 39 years, the community of White Mills has celebrated White Mills Days to properly commemorate the small town and its tight-knit residents.

    “White Mills Days has a theme of a community homecoming,” said Tim Dennis, president of the White Mills Civic League. “It’s a chance for people to come back here and visit old friends and enjoy some good food.”

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  • Brice Taylor remains hospitalized from ATV crash

    As Brice Taylor fights to recover from a severe head injury at University Hospital in Louisville, the county he calls home is rallying around him and his family.

    Taylor is in critical but stable condition after he was thrown around 12:30 a.m. Monday from an ATV when it collided with a deer. Taylor was flipped from the vehicle and onto the pavement where he suffered the head injury. He was not wearing a helmet, police said. His parents were following him on Springfield Road when the collision happened.

  • Hilton's arraignment continued for lack of representation

    An Irvington man charged with murder for his involvement in a June 22 fatal crash at the intersection of Deckard School Road and Patriot Parkway appeared Tuesday in Hardin District Court for an arraignment, but will have to wait another day to set a preliminary hearing.

    Michael Todd Hilton, 34, appeared but had no attorney present. He is scheduled to return to court at 8:45 a.m. today.

    Hilton told the court he hired attorney Richard Hardin, but Hardin was unable to be in court. Hardin was to send another attorney in his place, but she was not present.

  • Geese flock to Ring Road feeding area

    The designated duck and goose feeding area at Freeman Lake Park’s access on Ring Road across from the Elizabethtown Nature Park has been bustling.

    The lakeside lookout has become a nesting area of sorts for Canada geese as hundreds of the birds flock to the site at certain times of day, walking the shore and scrambling for food.

    The presence of the birds has been a complication over the years for the city, which has voiced its desire to remove them from the park but is limited by wildlife regulations.

  • Fourth of July weekend prompts reminders of firework safety

    Sparklers, bottle rockets and other explosives are commonly associated with traditional Fourth of July weekend celebrations, but local fire departments want residents to know they should use them responsibly.

    “They are an explosive device, so if you’re dealing with a fire cracker or any type of popping firework, there is a danger of injury to skin and soft tissue,” said Elizabethtown Fire Department administrative chief Mark Malone.

  • Tourism bureau approves pair of proposals to promote area

    The Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau’s commission approved two proposals Wednesday morning it believes will garner more interest in Elizabethtown, thereby leading to more visitor traffic.

    The commission approved up to $15,000 to pave a portion of a Greenspace trail near Buffalo Lake between Executive Drive and Commerce Drive.

    Mary Sprague, one of Greenspace’s founders, said estimates received by the agency place the cost of the paving between $12,000 and $15,000 and would constitute between one-third of a mile and a half mile.

  • Police chase leads to numerous charges

    An Elizabethtown woman wanted for selling a ring for less than $200 without permission now faces 16 additional charges including five felony counts after a police chase Monday afternoon in Glendale.

    Speeds reached about 80 mph as Melissa L. Cecil, 40, tried to elude police after she was stopped for failing to wear a seatbelt.

  • Elizabethtown man named CFO for NBC networks

    Elizabethtown native Donald Clyde Storm II was appointed June 9 to the top financial spot at E! and Esquire Networks by NBCUniversal on June 9. At just, Storm, 32, is the youngest to ever hold the title of chief financial officer for the company.

    “I’m where I thought I would be, but just here a lot sooner than I thought I would be,” he said.