Local News

  • Faces & Places: Scenes from Stephensburg Days
  • Man charged in fatal wreck has DUI history

    An investigation into a fatal wreck continues after an Irvington man was charged with murder and is being held on a $1 million cash bond for his involvement in the crash a week ago at the intersection of Deckard School Road and Patriot Parkway that killed Bri­anna Taylor, 17, of Elizabethtown.

    Michael Todd Hilton, 34, also is charged with first offense aggravated driving under the influence. He was booked into the Hardin County Detention Center at 8:17 p.m. Thursday.

  • Police reconstructing fatal wreck scene on Patriot Parkway

    Police are currently on the scene of Sunday night's fatal car crash that killed 17-year-old Brianna Taylor and sent another teen to the hospital reconstructing the accident.

    The work likely will mean some lane closures.


  • Guthrie addresses Alzheimer's research during Hardin County visit

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, believes Alz­heimer’s disease will develop into a national financial crisis within the next 36 years if Congress does not develop strategies to aggressively find a cure or mechanisms to slow down the onset of the disease.

    Guthrie, visiting Elizabethtown Friday, toured the Alzheimer’s unit at Allegro, a senior living facility on Diecks Drive, and met with members of the Alzheimer’s Association at Hardin County Public Library, where he outlined tenets of his advocacy for Alzheimer’s research.

  • Lydia Gumm wins State Am

    For the third time in five years, Lydia Gumm and April Emerson faced off for the championship in the Women’s Kentucky State Amateur.

    This time, the North Hardin High School graduate won the title. Playing this morning at Lakeside Golf Course in Lexington, Gumm won the match 4 and 3.

    In both 2010 and 2011, Emerson defeated Gumm for the State Am title.

  • Vine Grove to hold budget work session

    Vine Grove City Coun­cil will hold a work session at 6:30 p.m. Monday to discuss the 2014-15 budget at Vine Grove City Hall.

    The budget is the only item on the agenda.

  • Teen's family waits for her to 'come back'

    At University Hospital in Louisville, visitor after visitor has come to see Mickayla Harig after she sustained injuries in a crash Sunday night on Patriot Parkway.

    Although his daughter is not awake to greet her guests, Harig’s father, Ray, said the constant stream of visitors is representative of his daughter’s kind spirit.

    “The amount of kids that have come through this hospital have been a testament to her,” he said. “There are people coming we have never met and they talk about how great she is.”

  • Girls on the Go: Scouts come together at camp

    Young Girl Scouts wearing tie-dyed camp shirts took turns squeezing wet oatmeal from a pair of pantyhose Wed­nesday morning at Freeman Lake Park in an effort to understand how the digestive system works.

    “After we finish this, we are all going to enjoy our lunch,” joked Cindy Gellhaus, Girl Scout parent and volunteer.

  • Morehead slaying suspects in custody

    Four area residents who police say were involved in a Sunday night shooting in Morehead that claimed the life of a 20-year-old man are in custody and facing murder charges.

    Three of the men — Mar­cus D. Stewart, 18, Jaque Abrams, 19, and Julius “Jubee” Kol­o­­­­­­witz, 20, — are from Elizabethtown and lodged in the Rowan Coun­ty Detention Center. An­tho­ny “Rell” Pay­sen, 19, of Hodgenville is being held in the LaRue County Detention Center.

  • Bond set at $1 million for man charged in Patriot Parkway fatality

    Bond has been set at $1 million cash for an Irvington man charged with murder in Sunday night's wreck at the intersection of Deckard School Road and Patriot Parkway that killed Brianna Taylor, 17, of Elizabethtown.

    Michael Todd Hilton, 34, was booked into the Hardin County Detention Center at 8:17 p.m. Thursday. He also is charged with aggravated driving under the influence. A cooler and cans of beer were found at the scene.

    Bond was set Friday morning. He is scheduled for a court appearance at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Hardin District Court.