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  • Soldier apprehended for questioning in Fort Knox shooting

    A soldier assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division has been apprehended for questioning in the shooting death of a U.S. Army civilian employee Wednesday afternoon on Fort Knox.

    According to a news release from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, the soldier was apprehended in Tennessee by the Portland Police Department and CID agents.

    The Portland Leader in Portland, Tenn. is reporting that the soldier's name is Marquinta Jacobs.

  • Holt House to be featured on KET

    Preservation efforts for the Holt House will be spotlighted this weekend in KET's news magazine program "Kentucky Life."

    The historic residence of Judge Joseph Holt, a trusted ally of President Abraham Lincoln and the nation's first judge advocate general, is being restored by a community group in Breckinridge County.

  • Suspect in Blackjack Road shooting remains at large

    A week later, police continue to search for a suspect in a shooting on Blackjack Road near Radcliff that left one teen with a gunshot wound to the face.

    Norman Chaffins, spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 4, said investigators are looking for a juvenile whom they consider a person of interest.

    "They have the paperwork to bring him in," Chaffins said.

    Because the suspect is younger than 18 years old, he said state police will not release the teen's description to the media.

  • All gates open to traffic at Fort Knox

    Fort Knox issued an announcement at 6 a.m. today saying all entry gates are open. Commuters reporting to work this morning should have normal access to the post.

    The post closed gates just before 6 p.m. Wednesday in response to a shooting death at the Human Resources Command. An investigation continues with Army and civilian police officers and investigators looking for a suspect.

    For details, go to www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/civilian-employee-killed-fort-knox-sho... or see Thursday's print edition of The News-Enterprise.

  • Bruins ready for battle: Central Hardin JROTC competing at national drill championships

    The Central Hardin High School JROTC program’s stellar season has gathered notice, earning a trip to a national drill competition Saturday in Louisville.

  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit deals with potential dangers foreign, domestic

    One of the missions the 703rd Ordnance Company, Explosive Ordnance Disposal at Fort Knox is to deal with potential threats of explosive ordnance foreign and domestic.

    Members of the unit take that job seriously despite incorrect impressions some might have about what that entails.

    “We’re nothing like ‘The Hurt Locker,’” said Sgt. 1st Class Brian Seager, noncommissioned officer in charge, referencing a movie that depicts a bomb disposal team during war.

  • Civilian employee killed in Fort Knox shooting

    A U.S. Army civilian employee is dead following a shooting Wednesday afternoon in a parking lot near the Human Resources Command headquarters on Fort Knox.

    Agents from the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command are investigating the shooting, which forced the post to enter a full lockdown just before 6 p.m., according to a news release from the Fort Knox Public Affairs Office.

  • Five indicted for felony sex crimes arrested, turn themselves in

    Five days after being indicted by grand jury, four Radcliff residents and a Fort Knox soldier charged with sexual offenses either turned themselves in at court or were arrested.

    Radcliff Police spokesman Bryce Shumate said the defendants are suspects in five separate investigations conducted by two detectives, who turned the cases over to the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office for direct indictments. The cases are not connected.

  • 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.