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  • Fort Knox soldier, married father of 2, dies in Afghanistan

    A Fort Knox married father of two, scheduled to return to the United States in less than a month, died Saturday in Afghanistan.

    U.S. Army Spc. Angel L. Lopez, 27, of Parma, Ohio, died from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, according to a Fort Knox news release.

  • BBB warns scams ‘tug on the heartstrings’

    October marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Better Business Bureau is encouraging consumers to beware of solicitors aiming to take advantage and “tug on the heartstrings” of those affected by the illness.

    Throughout October, many consumers purchase pink-ribbon products and services to support breast cancer research. In a news release, the BBB encouraged consumers to be aware of where their money is going when donating to a charity.

  • Fort Knox soldier killed in Afghanistan

    A Fort Knox soldier assigned to the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division was killed Saturday.

    The Department of Defense confirmed the death Wednesday of Spc. Angel L. Lopez, who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Lopez, 27, of Parma, Ohio, died in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire.


  • Zombie Fest to stalk E’town Saturday

    Elizabethtown will look like a setting from AMC’s “The Walking Dead” on Saturday.

    Zombies will line the streets of downtown as part of the second Zombie Fest, hosted by Sugar Fashion Cakes and coinciding with Second Saturday activities from the Heritage Council.

    The festival is sponsored by Big Daddy’s Tattoo and is free to the public, though there will be fees for certain events, said Candace Easterwood, an organizer. Proceeds benefit the Heritage Council, she said.

  • Fall scenes: Submit your photos

    The News-Enterprise is looking for fall scenery shots from around Hardin and LaRue counties from readers. Maybe it is of colorful leaves on a tree, a carved pumpkin or an autumn scene. We’d like to see it and possibly publish it in our Oct. 20 Faces & Places section.

    Email JPEG photos to photos@thenewsenterprise.com.

  • PHOTO: On the line
  • Wine & Canvas again partners with USA Cares

    After raising hundreds of dollars for military charity USA Cares last month, Louisville-based Wine & Canvas, a traveling art class, will host another three-hour session in Elizabethtown later this month.

    Abe Oskouie, owner of the Louisville Wine & Canvas franchise, said the event will return to Trino’s Restaurant at 2414 Ring Road from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

    Proceeds again benefit USA Cares and registration is $35. You can register online at www.wineandcanvas.com/louisville-ky.html.

  • Child abduction suspect arrested

    A man suspected of abducting his 2-year-old daughter Friday in Louisville is now in custody in Hardin County after police say he led officers on 32-mile pursuit that ended Wednesday morning in Upton.

  • Color Run to coat Freeman Lake Park

    “The Happiest 5K on the Planet” was designed to remove pressure from running, and this message has been reciprocated in Elizabethtown.

    Freeman Lake Park hosts The Color Run starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. It’s an un-timed 5K with color zones strategically placed every kilometer. The event has attracted around 2,700 registered runners as of Tuesday evening with the event capped at about 3,000, said race director Chad Evans.

  • Leads in 'Shrek' share family deployments

    A production that shares the message of accepting yourself is allowing two students to better accept their roles in military families.

    The leads of the North Hardin High School choir’s production of “Shrek the Musical” are handling the spotlight while dealing with their mothers’ deployments. Senior Monazia Smith and sophomore Glenn Williams are finding support through the choir and the musical, which is performed at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 and 3 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.