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Around Knox

  • Bold Transformation

    By RACHAEL TOLLIVER
    U.S. Army Cadet Command
    There is a right way to do things and a wrong way. When you are an officer in the U.S. Army the difference between the two can come down to a successfully completed mission with high-fives all the way around, or a failed mission with a call for extra support and hasty evacuation. And quite often the deciding factor was good leadership decisions.
    But what makes good leaders? And what is the best way to develop them?

  • Individual learning plans now available

    Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
    Students at private schools, home-schooled students and adult students in Kentucky can set up a free individual learning plan to help them with their college and career planning by creating a free MyKHEAA account at www.kheaa.com.
    The ILP is offered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority in partnership with Career Cruising. Career Cruising also provides the ILP that is used by the state’s public schools.

  • Burkhead social studies teacher wins ExCEL award

    Hardin County Schools
    Crystal Wilkerson, a fifth grade social studies teacher at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School, is the winner of the Hardin County Schools 2014 WHAS-TV ExCEL Award presented by LG&E KU.
    Wilkerson learned about her award Jan. 29 after going through a rigorous nomination, interview, observation and essay process. She will be honored at a celebration Feb. 26 at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School.

  • Fort Knox Community Schools

    Board of Education
    meets Feb. 19
    at Kingsolver

    By JERRY LEITZELL
    Fort Knox Community Schools
    Kingsolver Elementary School will host the Feb. 19, 1:30 p.m. meeting of the Fort Knox Community Schools Board of Education.
    The board will hear a report on the redeployment/inactivation of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Brigade and its impact on the FKCS. The report will be presented by Dr. Frank Calvano, Kentucky district superintendent.

  • Retired Soldier shares her experience with racism, sexism

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil
    Editor’s note: Part I in a  Black History Month series.
    When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. recited his “Dream” in August 1963, and President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, each man hoped it would be the beginning of righting the wrongs from the last 300 plus years. And it did. It would usher in a new era for African-Americans—a time when equal rights would mean just that.

  • Exchange holding grand opening tomorrow

    By LYNSIE DICKERSON
    Gold Standard Staff Writer
    lynsie.m.dickerson.ctr@mail.mil
    After months of renovation, The Exchange will hold a grand opening tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. Following speeches and a ribbon cutting, a variety of activities will take place throughout the day.
    Food demonstrations by vendors will take place in the morning, and at noon there will be an event similar to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, but with wine and spirits, said Neal Smart, main store manager.

  • New online tool helps veterans compare benefits

    Department of Veterans Affairs
    The Veterans Affairs Department Tuesday launched a new online tool to make it easier for veterans, service members and Family members to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country.

  • Veterans fight for free speech rights

    By CLINT MESHEW
    Fort Knox Veterans Services
    Recently we have heard much through the local media concerning the movie “The Butler.” The discussion centers around not so much the movie itself or the story line of the movie rather one of the actors who portrays a famous person in the movie.
    Most of us who served in uniform during the Vietnam Conflict have an intense dislike, even hatred, of Jane Fonda. For many of us it is like an illness that will never go away.

  • Income tax filing status not the no-brainer many assume

    By CAPT. MIKE WINN
    Fort Knox Tax Center
    “So . . . are you single?”
    Normally this question is one of those that gets asked (or should get asked) at the Electric Cowboy dancehall on Saturday night. You might be surprised to know that your answers to questions about marital status may have real implications for how much money you owe in federal income tax.

  • Employment opportunities plentiful in, around Fort Knox

    ACS Employment Readiness Program
    The Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program provides employment information and other supportive services primarily to Family members who are relocating as a result of a military or civilian sponsor’s permanent change of station. Other categories of personnel who are eligible for services are nontransitioning military personnel, retirees and their spouses.