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  • Ring Road wreck injures at least 3

    A witness said at least three people, and perhaps as many as four, were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital around 10 p.m. Saturday after a multi-car crash at Ring Road and U.S. 31W in Elizabethtown.

    A police officer on the scene said a Ford Escape and a Mazda Protege collided after one of the vehicles apparently ran a red light. Flying debris hit a third vehicle, a Chevy Trailblazer.

    Additional EMS units were dispatched to a second injury wreck at the same intersection shortly after 10:30 p.m.

  • Fort Knox library encourages reading, retention

    Fort Knox is one of an estimated 250 military bases participating in a summer reading program this year themed “Reading is So Delicious.”

    Summer reading is a long-time staple of the Barr Memorial Library on Fort Knox. It added a program tailored to teenagers three years ago.

    Larra Clark, spokeswoman for the national iRead Summer Reading Program, said in a statement summer reading participation has been increasing overall among libraries on military bases in an effort to encourage reading and reduce the effects of summer learning loss.

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  • E’town man charged with murder

    A 32-year-old Radcliff man shot multiple times Friday night died in the arms of a friend at Memorial Apartments in Elizabethtown.

    Multiple witnesses were in the room where Frank Knapp was shot and killed, Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby said.

    Police arrested convicted felon Robert Tarafa, 26, who was seen running from the area on East Memorial Drive south to southeast toward Diecks Drive, authorities said. He is charged with murder.

  • Man shot and killed in E'town

    A Radcliff man was shot and killed Friday night and an Elizabethtown man has been arrested in the shooting.

    Frank H. Knapp, 32, was found on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds when police arrived at the 100 block of East Memorial Drive in Elizabethtown.

    Robert J. Tarafa, 26, was observed running south to southeast in the direction of Diecks Drive near the shooting when he was apprehended. He was taken into custody without incident, according to an Elizabethtown Police news release.

  • Fugitive in area apprehended

    The fugitive spotted in Radcliff recently was taken into custody by Radcliff Police Department, according to RDP spokesman Bryce Shumate.

    Thomas Price was arrested Thursday night, after police responded to a barking dog call at Masden Mobile Home Park. Once police arrived, they were told Price was inside one of the homes.

  • Court date set in LaRue kidnap case

    A Hodgenville man accused of attempted murder, kidnapping, first-degree sexual abuse of a victim younger than than 12, first-degree attempted rape and resisting arrest from the June 2 abduction of a 10-year-old girl is scheduled to make a court appearance this week.

    Jetto Dye, 28, is scheduled to be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in LaRue District Court.

  • Family copes after church fire

    Dave Riddle had to wake up every 90 minutes to see if embers that had been part of his church and home had relit. For days, he put out small new fires after what appears to have been a lightning strike to the steeple set the building on fire.

    By this week, he only had to wake up once each night. His family still hasn’t been able to leave their home in the Franklin Crossroads community unattended.

  • Tour shows off gardens, emphasizes conservation

    A garden tour commonly brings to mind visions of flowers overflowing, but the Garden Club of Elizabethtown’s tour is about all things growing.

    “That’s the main objective, to get people growing,” said Jana Gore, an organizer of the club’s annual Garden Tour and Tea. “It’s not just flowers in a pot. There’s so much to learn and benefit from.”

    The tour, set for Sunday, includes the Cunningham Garden at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown, where tea will be served, and four private residences.

  • Dennis named North Hardin principal

    NorthHardin High Schoolhas named a new principal with past ties to the Trojans.

    Lonnie Dennis, principal at Vine Grove Elementary School, has been hired to take the leadership role at North Hardin. Dennis replaces Bill Dennison, who announced his retirement in April. Dennis leaves Vine Grove Elementary after 10 years.