Around Knox

  • Thinking about quitting? Some tips may help

    American Lung Association
    Most smokers say they want to quit and many will make a New Year’s Resolution to quit in 2014. If this is your year to quit, here are five tips to help you along the way:
    * Learn from past experiences. Most smokers have tried to quit in the past and sometimes people get discouraged thinking about previous attempts. Those experiences were necessary steps on the road to future success. Think about what helped you during those tries and what you’ll do differently in your next quit attempt.

  • Boat team loves Salt River

    Gold Standard Acting Editor
    Most Fort Knox denizens know the training ranges here are considered purple, which means all the armed forces use them.
    Recently, a group of Naval Special Forces operators came to train on the Salt River. Known as Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen, their acronym is pronounced “Swick.”

  • Employment opportunities plentiful in, around 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.

  • I-65 widening project begins, completion date October 2015

    Department of Transportation
    Widening of Interstate 65 to three lanes in each direction continues northward, work began Tuesday on the next section. Scotty’s Contracting has a $63.6 million dollar contract for the project, which was awarded in late November. As the next step of a goal to expand the interstate from four to six lanes all the way to Elizabethtown, this project pushes north approximately seven miles (mile point 58 - mile point 65) from the endpoint of a project that is currently underway through the Horse Cave Interchange. The

  • Duke medics always ready to help in field, at home

    3rd IBCT Public Affairs
    When Spcs. Casey Mayo and Ramon Melero returned home earlier this year from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan, they thought the days of hearing cries of “Medic!” were done. But just shortly after their long-awaited return home, the battle buddies soon learned why being a Soldier is a 24-hour duty.

  • Returning to home life requires skill, patience

    3rd IBCT Public Affairs
    The holiday season is a little brighter for a group of Fort Knox Soldiers and their families.
    Approximately 280 Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division were reunited with their families, after a nine-month deployment, during a welcome home ceremony Dec. 15 at Natcher Physical Fitness Center, here.

  • Gift cards afford flexibility, longevity

    Gift cards make excellent presents, especially during the holidays when you’re unsure of what to buy for a family member or friend. But, BBB warns, like everything else, gift cards may have strings attached. It’s important to read the fine print before buying and giving.
    New rules for gift cards went into effect in 2010. Some rules include:
    * Money on a gift card cannot expire for at least five years from the date the card was purchased, or from the last date any additional money was loaded onto the card.

  • Think twice before adopting pet for holidays

    Gold Standard Acting Editor
    Have you thought about creating a Hallmark moment by delighting your youngster with a beribboned puppy on Christmas morning? It’s a great photo op, but maybe not such a good idea.

  • Community, nation honors veterans, lay wreaths on graves

    Fort Knox Veterans Services

  • ‘Tis the season to recycle