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Around Knox

  • HCS participate in NEARAA day

    By JOHN WRIGHT

    HCS Community Relations Specialist

    Each of the 13 elementary schools in Hardin County Schools will participate in the National Education Association’s Read Across America day Monday.

    The day is a celebration of Dr. Seuss’ 111th birthday. He was author of such notable children’s books as “Green Eggs and Ham” and “The Cat in the Hat.” The Hardin County Board of Education unanimously approved a proclama-tion at its Feb. 19 meeting to mark the event.

  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    Board of Education meeting Feb. 27 canceled, changed to March 18

    By JERRY LEITZELL

    Fort Knox Community Schools

  • AAFES receives award from national diversity magazine

    By SHANNON FRIEND

    AAFES

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has been named a Diversity Leader Award winner from Profiles in Diversity Journal for 2015, emphasizing the Exchange’s commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

  • Fort Knox Monthly Retirement Ceremony

    The monthly post retirement ceremony will be tomorrow at 3 p.m. at Waybur Theater and hosted by the 100th Training Division commander, Brig. Gen. Jason Walrath, and his senior enlisted advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. Bruce Clark. The public is invited to attend this event, which serves to honor the following retirees.

    Name ORGANIZATION Years of Service

    Lt. Col. Mark Wilson Fort Knox Warrior Transition Battalion 22

    Master Sgt. Kara Gallamore U.S. Army Human Resources Command 21

    Sgt. 1st Class Natalie Gooden 84th Training Command 20

  • Tax Center offers advice for claiming tax exemptions

    By CAPT. STEPHEN ESPOSITO

    Fort Knox Tax Center

    In the United States, all income is taxable. Fortunately, the tax system allows many methods of reducing taxable income, which ultimately lowers the amount of tax an individual has to pay. One of those methods is the exemption. Keep in mind that rules for claiming exemptions are different from rules for claiming the Child Tax Credit and other credits.

  • Student loans wiped after discovery of fraudulent loans

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the U.S. Department of Education announced more than $480 million in forgiveness for borrowers who took out Corinthian College’s high-cost private student loans.

    ECMC Group, the new owner of a number of Corinthian schools, will not operate a private student loan program for seven years and agreed to a series of new consumer protections.

  • California wildfire training supports 11th Aviation

    11th Aviation Command

    The Army Reserve unit, Company A, 2-238th Aviation Regiment, 11th Aviation Command, conducted water bucket training Feb. 10 in support of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) tactical air operations in Hemet, California.

  • AROUND KNOX

    Allergy Clinic hours change

    IRACH PAO

    Due to upcoming provider deployments, the IRACH allergy clinic will not be able to continue extended hours of operation. Effective Monday the allergy clinic hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    See Knox Notes for complete information.

    Buddy Bat to throw pitch

    Knox PAO

    Buddy Bat, the mascot for the Louisville Bats, will throw out the opening pitch at the Fort Knox High School baseball home game March 26. All are welcome.

  • Army health program improves weight loss for Knox Soldiers

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Senior Staff Writer

    Eating healthy and maintaining the proper amount of sleep isn’t always an easy task for Soldiers and those who work and take care of a family. To alleviate this problem area in the lives of people working and serving in the Army, Public Health Command launched the Performance Triad in September 2013 which is designed to enhance a person’s health through sleep, activity and nutrition.

  • Disposal of medical sharps a safety concern

    By CAPT. JO SMOKE

    Fort Knox Public Affairs

    Soldiers and civilian employees on military installations quickly become familiar with safety training resources and prevention programs to mitigate exposure to a range of chemical, physical and environmental hazards.

    But how familiar are we about the possibility of syringes found in restroom garbage? Or needles discarded on the side of the road?