Local News

  • Mourning dove in the morning
  • 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.

  • Johnson to produce evidence of confidential informant to grand jury

    After being served a criminal summons last week, Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson has now been subpoenaed to present evidence of a confidential informant to a LaRue County grand jury.

    The subpoena, filed last week by the Commonwealth, orders Johnson to appear at 9 a.m. July 21 to produce 16 items regarding Andrew Hornback, an informant. Johnson testified in a removal hearing against former Hodgenville Mayor Ter­ry Cruse in May that Hornback, the son of former city clerk MaDonna Hornback, was authorized to use city gas cards as payment for information.

  • Bike4Alz team makes stop in Hardin County

    Robert Lucas said one of the highlights of his journey across America on a bicycle came along the heights of Wolf Creek Pass, which stands more than 10,000 feet at its summit.

    The imposing mountain pass sits in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado and was one of the most vaulted points along Lucas’ route from San Diego, California, to Washington, D.C. Lucas and his fraternity brothers from Western Kentucky University rode a kilometer or more up the pass, which challenged their physical faculties and thresholds as cyclists.