Local News

  • Army civilian employee killed in Fort Knox shooting

    A U.S. Army civilian employee is dead and investigators are searching for a suspect after a shooting Wednesday evening outside the Human Resources Command at Fort Knox.

    Fort Knox officials said they will not release the name of the victim until 24 hours after family notification. No one else was injured.

    Investigators are searching for a black male, approximately 5-foot-9 with black hair and brown eyes, according to a news release from the Fort Knox Public Affairs Office. He is believed to be operating a black Yamaha motorcycle.

  • Competency hearing set for suspect in shooting death

    An Elizabethtown man accused of shooting another man nine times following an argument last June is scheduled to appear Friday in court for a competency hearing.

    Robert J. Tarafa, 26, was arrested June 9 in connection to the shooting death of Frank Knapp, 32, at Memorial Apartments in Elizabethtown. According to police, Tarafa and Knapp were involved in a physical altercation that ended when Tarafa allegedly shot the other man nine times using two weapons.

  • Photos: Children take message to the streets
  • KSP Post 4 arrests more than 50 impaired drivers in March

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 troopers arrested more than 50 for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and logged nearly 9,700 hours of service in March.

    According to a news release, troopers and detectives assigned to the Elizabethtown post, which serves eight counties including Hardin and LaRue, issued 1,550 citations and opened 66 criminal cases in March.

    Post 4 troopers made 248 criminal arrests and contacted 636 victims, police said.

  • Local Boy Scouts assisting with conservation effort

    Some local Boy Scouts have been experiencing life on the beach this week, but they haven’t been relaxing in the sand.

    Instead they’ve been helping with a conservation project to preserve sand dunes in Gulf Shores, Ala., and the creatures that live in them.

    Troop 369 with Locust Grove Baptist Church in Elizabethtown left Monday to participate in a conservation project in Alabama, which a member of their church helped to start the effort.

  • Planting preparations: Higher temps could soon put farmers in the field

    An unusually cold spring has some larger producers in the area holding on to predictions of warmer days late this week.

    They hope an extended period of warmth will keep them from falling far behind when they prefer to begin planting corn.

    Larry Thomas, who farms throughout the county, began planting corn April 1 last year, slightly earlier than he usually starts.

    The latest Thomas likes to get started is mid-April, when farmers planting fewer acres of corn typically begin.

  • Veteran receives free car repairs

    A U.S. Army veteran from Rineyville has been recognized for his service, receiving thousands of dollars worth of vehicle repairs for free as part of a nationwide search to assist a combat veteran in each state.

    Travis Tiffany, who completed a 13-month tour in Iraq, was aided by an AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care center in the Louisville area as part of the company’s 50 Cars in 50 States program to service vehicles for a veteran in every state.

    The campaign coincides with AAMCO’s 50-year anniversary celebration.

  • E'town man pleads guilty to abuse, marijuana cultivation

    Eight days before his case was scheduled for jury trial, an Elizabethtown man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of criminal abuse and marijuana cultivation.

    Michael J. Murray, 34, was indicted in January on charges of second-degree criminal abuse, cultivating marijuana — gun enhanced and less than five plants, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and first-degree persistent felony offense.

  • State Theater event offers look at how songs evolve

    Of the numerous concerts staged at the Historic State Theater, few have offered an intimate and insightful look at how thoughts turn into lyrics and blossom into hit songs.

    Saturday’s Behind the Music, A Songwriter’s Intimate Tale will do just that with songwriters and their guitars.

    The 7:30 p.m. event features John Ford Coley, of the 1970s hit-making duo England Dan and John Ford Coley, as well as Byron Hill and Roxie Dean, who all have penned hits over their lengthy careers.

  • Hamfest returning to promote safety, community

    The Lincoln Trail Amateur Radio Club hosts its 35th annual Hamfest on Saturday.

    The milestone isn’t being celebrated with fanfare, only the selling and mingling that has brought regular vendors and customers back for years.

    The event is from 8 a.m. to about 2 p.m. Saturday at the State Fire and Rescue Training Facility at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    The event is a sale that features new and used amateur radios, CB radios and electronic parts.