Around Knox

  • Paving job closes interstate this weekend

    Paving of the final asphalt surface on the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 is scheduled the weekend that begins the night of Friday, July 13. To expedite the work, northbound I-65 will be completely closed from just north of I-264 (Watterson Expressway) to the Chestnut Street overpass near “Hospital Curve” (mile points 131.2 to 135.4). This road closure is scheduled from 7 p.m. Friday, July 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, July 16.

  • Ceremony celebrates, naturalizes Soldiers

    3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs
    The Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan hosted a naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Airfield June 29.
    In total, 44 service members serving in the combined joint operations area-Afghanistan took part in the ceremony and officially became American citizens.
    Brig. Gen. Kristin French, the commanding general of JSC-A, thanked everyone in attendance as these service members achieved their American dream.

  • Rebranding suggestion winner to land $500 prize

    Do you have an idea on how Fort Knox should be rebranded now that it has transformed from an armor training post to a multifunctional installation?
    Concepts—be it a slogan, graphic, or both—should be submitted to the Fort Knox Public Affairs Office by July 31 at usarmy.knox.imcom-atlantic.mbx.pao@mail.mil.

  • Harrodsburg, Ky. woman—105 years old—registers to vote

    Margaret Harris hasn’t voted in an election in 84 years, but with the help of Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mercer County Clerk Chris Horn, on July 6, the 105-year old registered to vote, making her eligible to participate in the November 2012 Presidential election.
    Mrs. Harris was born in 1906, 14 years before women were guaranteed the right to vote. She cast her first and only ballot in the 1928 Presidential election. She said it felt good to vote then, and she  is happy she’ll be able to do it again this year.

  • Cadet couple growing stronger through leadership training

    U.S. Army Cadet Command
    Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey of “Dirty Dancing” and the Leader’s Training Course don’t appear to have anything in common at first glance. But dancing led two cadets to more than just some fun numbers.
    Cadet Rivera Cotto Cory of Company B and Cadet Fabiola Acosta of Company E went from dance partners to marriage partners a year ago.
    “He approached me and we started a relationship as friends, and then we fell in love,” Acosta said.

  • Cadet Crutcher perseveres in face of Family’s health

    U.S. Army Cadet Command
    Dennis Crutcher III doesn’t like road marches. The monotonous walking causes his mind to wander to things he’d rather not think about, he said.
    Any time his mind isn’t occupied with something else, the Lithonia, Ga., cadet said he can’t help but think.
    “Sometimes it comes up at night, but during the day I’m focused on the mission at hand,” Crutcher, 21, of Company A, said.

  • Light it up
  • Tips to keep your energy bills, temperatures low

    Energy Education Council
    Sweltering hot days make it harder to keep your home cool, straining air conditioning systems and energy budgets. The Energy Education Council offers some simple tips to boost comfort and save on electric bills during the sultriest of days:
    * Make sure your air conditioner filter is clean. Change or clean it monthly during the cooling season.
    * Ensure air can move freely around the air conditioner unit coils. Remove leaves and plant overgrowth that could keep it from operating efficiently.

  • Warm welcome
  • Employment opportunities plentiful

    ACS Employment Readiness Program
    The ACS 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 non-transitioning military personnel, retirees and their spouses.