Local News

  • Tarafa involved in 2009 stabbing death

    Robert J. Tarafa, accused of shooting a man nine times in a fatal argument over a woman, was involved in a stabbing death in 2009.

    In addition to murder, the 26-year-old Elizabethtown man faces charges of tampering with physical evidence, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and receiving stolen property relating to the June 8 shooting at Memorial Apartments in Elizabethtown.

    A grand jury will determine whether there is enough evidence to proceed to trial. Tarafa is accused of killing Frank Knapp, 32, who was visiting a woman both men had dated.

  • Open records ruling instructs local official to comply

    A request for public records, even if indirect and hidden in the body of letter, must be honored, the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office said in a ruling regarding the local county attorney.

  • Soldier adjusts to ‘different’ deployment

    Roughly three months into a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan with the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Maj. Josh Richey said this mission is unlike others as he has taken on a key assignment in a one-star command.

    Richey, whose family was featured in The Road to War series chronicling the 3rd ESC in its lead-up to deployment, said soldiers have settled into a groove since mobilizing overseas and soldiers are acclimating to the “personalities and egos” brought to the surface by the environment.

  • Rolling with the Speedwagon

    Brandi Bryant of Fort Knox and Debbie Reynolds of Springfield, Ark., met Saturday and realized within a few minutes they agreed on two things. Music from the ’70s and ’80s is much better than current popular hits, and the front row was the only place to be during the Blue Oyster Cult, Styx and REO Speedwagon concert that night.

    Reynolds laughed and said, “There’s nothing better than the front row. Second row isn’t good enough.”

    She won’t admit to how many Styx concerts she has seen, saying the number is shamefully high.

  • Congregation blesses beams for future home

    Members of First Christian Church migrated after Sunday service to the site of rock, dirt and building materials that is planned to become the congregation’s new home after a building is constructed there.

    They prayed and meandered around the property off North Miles Street in Elizabethtown with permanent markers to spiritually strengthen the physical steel and spread the message of their faith.

  • E’town man achieves Olympic dream

    Tyler Wilcox’s main goal when he applied for college was to go to the Olympics.

    That’s why the senior at Asbury College in Wilmore applied to the college, which regularly sends broadcast students to intern at the games.

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  • Concert spreads Christian message

    About 150 area youth and chaperones were the first to use a newly finished amphitheater Sunday in Radcliff City Park North.

    A Christian youth concert featured hip hop, interpretive dance and other music aimed at helping young people experience faith in a nontraditional way, and allowing area youth groups to connect with each other.

  • Two local students earn trip to Boys Nation

    While attending Boys State last week, two local students were selected to participate in Boys Nation.

    Chaffin Blair of Vine Grove and Troy Boxrucker of Fort Knox will take part in the program July 20-27 in Washington, D.C. Both were sponsored by American Legion Post 113.