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  • Body found near I-65 identified

    Nearly a month after a woman's body was found off Interstate 65 in Hardin County, authorities have identified her as Madiha E. Roshdy Hafzalla, 27, of Nashville, Tenn.

    An Egyptian national, she was discovered May 29 by crews mowing off the northbound lanes of I-65 near the 99-mile marker.

  • COMMUNITY ALERT: Bogus door-to-door offer

    A man misrepresenting himself as an agent of The News-Enterprise reportedly has been going house to house around Elizabethtown offering a limited time subscription discount with a cash-only option.

    The newspaper accepts all types of payment. This individual is not associated with The News-Enterprise, nor is the offer authorized or valid.

    Anyone who encounters the person should contact local police.

  • Rolling Thunder hosting motorcycle run

    Rolling Thunder is looking for bikers ready to lend a hand for veterans’ issues.

    This weekend, the organization is holding its annual Never Forgotten Run, a motorcycle ride that pays tribute to Americans who are missing in action or prisoners of war.  It also is the primary fundraiser for the veterans’ advocacy group.

  • Officials: No lack of Army jobs

    Changes across the U.S. Army and impacting a Fort Knox brigade don’t mean the military is lacking opportunity, Fort Knox officials said.

    Cadet Command, headquartered at Fort Knox, will not be affected by Tuesday’s announcement of plans to deactivate the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division by fiscal year 2017 as part of a massive restructuring, spokesman Mike Johnson said.

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  • Red Cross simulates disaster shelter

    Four women seeking shelter from a fictitious disastrous storm sat in chairs Monday night against a wood-paneled wall at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    Two enjoyed a meal of chicken salad and chips. Another wore a metal splint on her finger and bandages around head, leg and arm. A blotch of ketchup, representing blood, seeped through the white cloth wrapped around her head.

  • Tarafa sentenced to 20 years

    When the judge dismissed Robert J. Tarafa on Tuesday to begin serving his 20-year sentence for murder, a family member of the man he repeatedly shot stood in the gallery and said, “Thank you.”

    Tarafa, 27, pleaded guilty in April in the shooting death of Frank Knapp, 32, who police found lying on a lawn June 8, 2012, on East Memorial Drive in Elizabethtown. According to police, Knapp suffered nine gun shot wounds, including several to his back.

  • Set in stone: Families remember loves ones with memorial bricks

    Faye Vance was surprised when she learned her family had not bought a brick or a paver with her husband’s name on it before the Veterans Day unveiling of the Hardin County Veterans Tribute.

    The family bought a paver for her father, another for her husband’s stepfather and a third for another military member, she said.

    “I was kind of shocked,” she said. “I just kind of assumed that he’d buy himself one.”

  • Back in black: HMH budget predicts return to profit

    Trustees have approved a budget for Hardin Memorial Hospital they hope will allow the hospital to finish next fiscal year with positive revenue.

    Predictions for the current fiscal year, which ends Sunday, show the hospital ending the year with a revenue loss of more than $3.2 million. That was after making more than $4.4 million the year before.

    The budget for next fiscal year, beginning July 1, was presented Tuesday to the hospital’s board of trustees for approval. That proposal predicts revenue of $155,000.

  • Fort Knox’s Duke Brigade to be eliminated

    Fort Knox will lose its only combat brigade as part of a massive restructuring within the United States Army.

    The Army plans announced Tuesday include deactivation of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division by fiscal year 2017. Also known as the Duke Brigade, the 3/1 transferred to Fort Knox from Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009. About 2,300 of its 3,500 soldiers currently are deployed to Afghanistan.

    The brigade’s soldiers will be transferred to other units, according to post officials. .