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  • Listening session addresses troop reduction

    Maj. Gen. Jefforey Smith said the decision to shrink the U.S. Army by 80,000 soldiers is one steeped in careful strategy but will force inactivation of at least eight brigade combat teams.

    Smith, commander of Cadet Command and Fort Knox, led a community listening session Friday to encourage leaders outside the gates that the post is positively leveraged to benefit from the drawdown of forces from 570,000 in 2010 to 490,000 by the end of 2017, a directive issued as overseas wars in Afghanistan and Iraq come to an end.

  • Man falls 60 feet at E'town construction site

    A man with a Bowling Green-based company is in serious condition after falling 60 feet at a construction site Friday afternoon at Metalsa in Elizabethtown.

    Officials have not released the name of the construction worker pending family notification but confirmed the man worked for Stewart-Richey Construction Inc.

    Elizabethtown Fire Chief Mike Hulsey said the fire department and Hardin County EMS responded at 12:05 p.m. Friday to the manufacturing plant at 750 North Black Branch Road.

  • Mayberry Days draws crowd, closes early

    Saturday was a rainy day in Mayberry.

    Mayberry Days in Vine Grove was cut short by rain around noon, but there was enough time for fun and fundraising that morning and the night before.

    Jamie Clark said her family got to Mayberry Days just before it started raining, and her daughters were disappointed to not get a chance to play in the bouncy house.

    She and her fiancé brought the girls because they thought it was a good opportunity to let them be active.

  • Volunteers bring new life to SpringHaven

    Area medical professionals were hard at work Friday. They had paint brushes, instead of stethoscopes and rakes rather than scalpels.

    About 200 members of the Hardin Memorial Hospital leadership team painted walls and furniture, repaired items and cleaned every place they could reach at SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program in Elizabethtown.

    Hospital officials contacted the United Way looking for a way to give back to the community, and the organizations partnered to organize a day of service at SpringHaven.

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  • Tarafa pleads guilty in Memorial Apartments shooting

    An Elizabethtown man pleaded guilty to fatally shooting another man last June at Memorial Apartments.

    Robert J. Tarafa, 27, continuously bounced on his heels as he responded Friday to a litany of questions from Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Eric Carr about his plea and the events of June 8, 2012.

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  • EPD searching for men who stole from elderly woman

    Elizabethtown Police Department is search for two men alleged to have stolen $400 and two rings from an 84-year-old woman.

    The two men came to the house around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday under the guise of making repairs, police said. Spokesman Virgil Willoughby said it was not specified what kind of repairs the suspects told the victim they were going to make.

    One of the men stayed with the woman while the other walked around her home, according to a news release.

  • Retired E'town attorney remains in critical condition

    An Elizabethtown couple injured in a two-vehicle collision Wednesday at an intersection just outside of Cecilia continues to be treated at a Louisville hospital.

    Retired attorney Quinn F. Pearl Jr., 75, remained in critical condition Friday at University Hospital in Louisville. His wife, Sherry S. Pearl, 69, was listed at fair status.

  • E'town couple injured in wreck

    An Elizabethtown couple is in a Louisville hospital after a two-vehicle collision late Wednesday afternoon four miles outside of Cecilia.

    Retired attorney Quinn F. Pearl Jr., 75, and his wife, Sherry S. Pearl, 69, were traveling north around 4:40 p.m. Wednesday on Long Grove Road in a 2006 Nissan passenger vehicle when it entered the path of a Ford pick-up truck, according to Kentucky State Police.

    The truck, driven by Christopher D. Waldrip, 43, of Hudson was eastbound on Hardinsburg Road and had the right of way, police said.