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  • 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.

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  • Radcliff police: Fugitive sighted in area

    Radcliff police are asking for the public’s assistance in apprehending a man described as “assaultive” and “known to carry weapons.”

    Police have received a number of reported sightings of Thomas E. Price in central Radcliff, including two separate domestic disturbances in which he is a suspect.

    Price originally was convicted in Kentucky of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence. He now is wanted for probation and parole violations.

  • Charter bus crash likely an accident

    A charter bus falling onto its passenger side Wednesday night resulted in cuts and bruises for an unknown number of students and chaperones and more serious injuries for one passenger.

    The bus was carrying 34 students, 20 chaperones and a driver on a trip to Washington, D.C. Most of the children were Hart County sixth-graders and students at Cub Run Elementary School, said Trooper Jonathan Biven, spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green.

    None of the passengers appear to be from Hardin County, Biven said.

  • Text complaints increase in Elizabethtown

    A new scamming technique is increasing in popularity in Elizabethtown.

    SMSing, or short message service text messages, is a twist on phishing scams that trick Internet users into releasing personal information or sending money to scammers.

    The scam starts through text messages, which give a premise for releasing information or sending money, such as posing as a bank or credit card representative or stating the recipient has been chosen to receive a retail gift card.