Around Knox

  • Tips on how to safely use prescription, OTC meds

    Here are some tips for using your medications safely:

    Tell your doctor and pharmacist all the medicines you take.

    * Bring a medicine list with the names of:

    - Medicines prescribed by your doctors,

    - Medicines you bought at a drug or grocery store (like medicines for pain or a cold), and

    - Vitamins and herbs or nutritional supplements.

    Tell your doctor and pharmacist what you can’t take.

    * Your medicine list should also include:

  • IRACH celebrating pharmacy week


    Chief of the Department of Pharmacy

    Pharmacists at Ireland Army Community Hospital will use National Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Week, Sunday-Oct. 25, to underscore the many new and vital roles they now play in patient care.

    The evolution has been especially dramatic in recent years as pharmacists have moved beyond compounding and dispensing medications to become vital members of multidisciplinary patient-care teams.


    Asphalt resurfacing at Chaffee Gate


  • 123rd CRG stands up cargo hub


    123rd Airlift Wing

    More than 80 Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group stood up a cargo hub in Dakar, Senegal Oct. 5 that will funnel humanitar-ian supplies and equipment into West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, the international effort to fight Ebola.

    The epidemic has claimed more than 3,500 lives, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • AAFES giving away $3,000 in gift cards

    Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs
    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service invites shoppers to see what lurks on its shelves as it gives away $3,000 in Exchange gift cards.

  • LSB hosts ‘Truck Rodeo’ on post

    80th Training Command Public Affairs
    Staff Sgt. Jason O’Farrell, Company C, 4th Battalion, 321 Regiment and Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Wierzbick, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 399th Logistical Support Brigade, were the top performers, respectively, in the driver and mechanic categories of the 800th LSB’s Logistical Training Exercise, also known as a “Truck Rodeo,” on Fort Knox Sept. 18-20.
    Staff Sgt. Jason O’Farrell and Spc. Brian Daniels, Company C, 4-321st were the event’s top performing team.


    Macdonald Elementary hosting Wednesday FKCS BoE
    Fort Knox Community Schools
    Macdonald Elementary School will host the Wednesday board of education meeting at 1:30 p.m. The school is located in Bldg. 7729, 128 McCracken St.
    The board’s business agenda includes the dress code, for students in the middle and high schools - presented by board members, and new school construction (Fort Knox) - presented by Kathleen Sanchez, education operations manager.

  • KHEAA provides tips on transferring schools

    Many college students end up transferring from one school to another. Some students plan it that way, going to a two-year school to complete their basics, then finishing  at a four-year school. Others find the school they chose really isn’t the best fit for them, or perhaps family circumstances changed.
    The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority offers these tips for making sure a student’s  transfer goes smoothly.

  • HCS names Corder as new Radcliff Elementary School principal

    Hardin County Schools
    The Radcliff Elementary School Site-Based Decision Making Council
    asked Chris Corder to be the school’s new principal Sept. 16. He is currently the assistant principal at James T. Alton Middle School.
    “I couldn’t be
    more excited,” Corder said.  “This is a wonderful opportunity and I can’t wait to get there and start the work. Radcliff Elementary School is a great place for students to grow.  The students are eager and ready to learn.”

  • Hardin County Schools earn ‘proficient’ status on state tests

    Hardin County Schools
    For the second consecutive school year, data released by the Kentucky Department of Education indicates that Hardin County Schools has earned “proficient” status on state tests (K-PREP, end-of-course assess-ments) administered to students and program reviews administered by school staffs. This new data was collected from tests given primarily at the end the 2013-14 school year. The data indicates that HCS is in Kentucky’s top 17 percent of the commonwealth’s school districts.