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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.

  • Duvall: State plans could hurt business along U.S. 31W

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall points to locally owned stores as he drives on North Dixie Boulevard, arguing a state safety plan designed to consolidate median barriers on U.S. 31W could handicap the business climate.

  • Lee to serve as president of coroner's association

    In 1969, Dr. Bill Lee was serving in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps in Mississippi when he was tasked with identifying his first deceased body — a sailor died in a plane crash.

    “The commanding officer needed one of the dentists to go on these kinds of things,”said Lee, who has served as Hardin County’s coroner for 27 years. “There were four of us. I was the new man on the block. The other three guys didn’t like that. They got sick. I don’t think you can enjoy that kind of stuff. So I got told I had to do it.”

  • Secretary of State seeking to boost Kentucky's civic health

    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes found a roomful of engaged and passionate students she believes could start a revolution for civic participation if their voices were heard across the state.

  • Grimes undecided on Senate bid

    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said she must consult with her husband, family and supporters before she decides how best she can serve Kentucky, responding to a question about her interest in challenging U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell next year.

    Grimes, who visited Elizabethtown Thursday, has emerged as one of the top prospects to challenge McConnell after actress and Kentucky native Ashley Judd opted against challenging the Senate Minority Leader.

  • Company offers services to support new shelter

    A Radcliff company isn’t afraid to get a little dirty to help area animals.

    ReALife LLC, home of PetCorps Dog Waste Removal Service, has announced plans for the company to offer 30 free yard cleanings during May.