David Scott Hils, 66, of Union, KY passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. David was born Wednesday, August 13, 1952 in Cincinnati, OH the son of Vincent and Lois (Boone) Hils. He married Theresa Webster August 15, 1991. He was a Real Estate Broker in KY and owned his own broker firm, Concepts Real Estate. David attended St. Charles Catholic Church. He was a scuba diver, enjoyed traveling, golf, fishing, horses, watching the X-Files on TV and was very active in his children’s sports coaching.David is survived by his wife Theresa of Union, KY; son David J. (Fianc’ee Miriam Castaneda) Hils of Union, KY, daughters: Katherine (Brad) Zapp of Park Hills, KY and Danielle (Richard) Bartlett of OH; brother Vincent Hils of AZ, sister Kristy Seibert of AZ and grandson Grant McConough. He was preceded in death by his parents and son Scott Vincent Hils.Service will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date with burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fort Mitchell, KY. Memorials may be given in honor of David to the Ripley Crossing Activity Fund. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, P.O. Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812) 654-2141. You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
Spooked by the 150 thousand plus crowd the outright winner of the 145th Kentucky Derby, number “unlucky” 7 Maximum Security veered out of his lane and impeded the path of the second biggest long shot 65 to 1 shot to win the race, number 20 Country House. The determination was made after fifteen agonizing minutes by the stewards who went to instant replay footage to make the decision.Today’s shocking upset is the first time this type of objection and subsequent disqualification of a Kentucky Derby winner has occurred in race history.The jockey on Maximum security explained that the horse is just “a youngster” and got distracted by the crowd’s cheers. Still, Maximum Security lead the Derby wire-to-wire, but ended up in last place.The presentation of the blanket of roses and the trophy was drowned out by deafening boos by the crowd.The owner of Country House said, “you never want to win that way and I feel terrible for Maximum Security.”The trainer of Country House said, “you never want to back into a win, and we will have to prove ourselves in the future.”