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  • Children’s Fair offers something for young and their parents

    Balloons pulled by small hands, upbeat music drifting over heads, strollers weaving through crowds and temperatures hovering around 80 degrees — this was the picture of the 17th annual Children’s Fair.

    The fair, hosted by Quicksie 98.3 FM, The Wolf 94.3 FM and Heart of Kentucky Association of Realtors, was 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Freeman Lake Park and featured free activities for kids 12 years and younger.

    Andrea Palmer, one of the many parents with small children in tow, said the free admission was a main attraction for her family.

  • Clothesline as helpline

    A collective proclamation of “We are strong and vibrant women!” echoed Saturday from a reflection room in the Fellowship Community Full Gospel Church in Radcliff.

    “It’s like the release of a burden or that little girl that’s inside of us,” said Lucretia Cooper, one of the women in the church.

    Cooper, 32, suffered from an emotionally abusive childhood spurned from by her mother who was addicted to cocaine, and a father who wasn’t around.

  • Girl Scouts offer last-chance cookie sales

    Residents have a last chance to buy Girl Scout cookies through June 30.

    Boxes of all types of cookies are being sold for $3.50 per box at the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana office on Sycamore Street.

    Buyers who purchase at least two boxes of cookies will have their names entered into a drawing to win a case of 12 boxes of their choice, said Chris Sherrard, customer service representative at the Elizabethtown office.

    “It’ll satisfy that cookie urge,” she said.

  • 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.