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  • E'town budget holds steady

    Finance Director Steve Park on Monday said Elizabethtown is experiencing growth and benefiting as the economy recovers, retail surges and more companies expand their facilities.

    “Growth was a little more than we hoped for, but that’s a good thing,” he said.

    Park provided city officials with a department breakdown of the city’s finances from July through January, which indicated most are on track in revenues and expenditures.

  • Man gets 5 years for leaving jail site

    An Elizabethtown man who walked away from a jail facility in October was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison.

    Robert W. Wilson, 23, originally was indicted on charges of second-degree rape and second-degree escape.

    Wilson pleaded guilty to escape and an amended charge of sexual misconduct, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 12 months in jail.

  • 3rd ESC holds uncasing event

    The 3rd Sustainment Command Expeditionary held an uncasing ceremony last week at Natcher Physical Fitness Center at Fort Knox.

    The ceremony symbolized the start of operations for the 3rd ESC since their return from Afghanistan. The 3rd ESC deployed to Afghanistan in April 2012 to provide logistical support across the country in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Infant released from hospital, placed in foster care

    A 3-month-old baby who was being treated at a Louisville hospital for malnutrition and injuries related to abuse has been released, police said.

    The Elizabethtown infant was transported Feb. 25 to Kosair Children’s Hospital with injuries police said were consistent with abuse. He also weighed less than recorded at birth, according to police.

    On Tuesday, Elizabethtown Police spokesman Virgil Willoughby said the boy was released from Kosair last week and is in foster care, where he is doing well.

  • Tarafa hearing continued to April

    An Elizabethtown man accused in the shooting death of Frank Knapp was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, but the hearing has been continued for three weeks.

    Robert Tarafa, 26, faces charges of murder, tampering with physical evidence, receiving a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    Tarafa, who is being represented by the Department of Public Advocacy, was scheduled to appear Tuesday for a competency hearing.

  • Money collected for good causes

    A campaign to fund Boy Scouts’ activities in the Lincoln Trail District reached its $55,000 goal.

    The bulk of the money was collected as part of the Distinguished Citizen award dinner March 4, according to organizer Bill Barron.

    The committee raised roughly $32,000 in advance of the dinner and collected contributions and commitments for another $20,000 from attendees on hand at Grace Heartland Church for the program honoring Larry Mengel, former director of Hardin County’s Habitat for Humanity chapter.

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  • Patton reborn: Museum welcomes modern changes

    A claustrophobic jungle patterned to mimic the habitat of Vietnam. A World War II trench so narrow and foreboding one false move could place you between the crosshairs of an angry German soldier’s rifle.

    A battered fire truck carrying the damage laid waste to a country more than a decade ago after the Pentagon was targeted by terrorists.

  • E'town man faces additional charges

    An Elizabethtown man charged nearly a year ago with statutory rape now faces additional charges as his case approaches jury trial.

    Edward E. Renfro, 23, was indicted Thursday on two counts of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    First Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris McCrary said though the charges are new, they are not new offenses as they stem from the same allegations that led to Renfro’s arrest last April.

  • Radcliff rejects creation of ethics board

    After a debate that occasionally turned hostile, Radcliff City Council on Monday afternoon resolved to forgo creating its own ethics commission.

    The council resumed a debate left open-ended last month after Councilman Stan Holmes asked its members to consider approving a new ethics ordinance. Holmes said such action would show residents how committed the city is to transparency and personal accountability.