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Around Knox

  • Tax center knows how to apply child care credits

    Fort Knox Tax Center
    Do you have kids? The tax exemptions you claim for your dependent children and the Earned Income Tax Credit for certain taxpayers with qualifying children are two well-known instruments of tax relief for parents of eligible children. However, the IRS also offers parents additional tax assistance to alleviate the costs of dependent children. The Child Tax Credit, the Additional Child Tax Credit, and the Child and Dependent Care Credit are further options available to alleviate the expensive costs of children.
    Child Tax Credit

  • Around Knox

    Hospital E.R.
    closed March 18

    IACH PAO
    The emergency room at Ireland Army Community Hospital will be closed March 18 from 2-10 a.m. in order to install new electrical panels required as part of the ongoing renovation of the hospital’s operating rooms. Patients seeking emergency treatment between these hours will be redirected to Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.
    If you have a scheduled MRI on this day, report to your appointment as directed, as this closure will not affect those appointments.

  • Fort Knox Community Schools

    Contact Knox
    Board of Education via web mail
    By JERRY LEITZELL
    Fort Knox Community Schools
    Parents and guardians of students attending Fort Knox Community Schools are invited to contact the board of education via its web-based email system.
    Established in Oct. 2008, the system aims to inform the board members and the superintendent of specific issues in a timely fashion.

  • JROTC contests Saturday, Sunday

    U.S. Army Cadet Command
    Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps teams from 69 schools in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Tennessee will gather in Hardin County Saturday and Sunday for the 7th Brigade Army JROTC Drill, Marksmanship and Academic Championships.
    The teams will compete in Basic and Exhibition Drill competition; three categories of Air Rifle marksmanship competition; and academic competitions consisting of knowledge of the JROTC curriculum, and map reading.

  • Tablet computers not allowed on government networks

    By KELLIE ETHERIDGE
    Gold Standard Staff Writer
    kellie.m.etheridge.ctr@mail.mil
    Technology is ever changing and sometimes it’s difficult to keep up. One of the latest tech-trends is the tablet, slate or more specifically, the iPad.

  • HRC officer attends White House dinner for veterans

    By ANDREA WALES
    U.S. Army Human Resources Command PAO
    “Blessed to live in the land of the free, you could have opted for an easier path, but you know that freedom is not free,” said President Barack Obama Feb. 29 during a black-tie affair at the White House called “A Nation’s Gratitude,” which honored all Iraqi war veterans. ”You stepped forward. You raised your hand, and you took an oath—to protect and defend, to serve a cause greater than yourself, knowing, in a time of war, you could be sent into harm’s way.”

  • Teen drug usage trending to prescription abuse

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.a.francis2.civ@mail.mil
    Teen “pharm parties” have become the reflection of a new trend and growth of prescription drug abuse among teens.
    During the pharm parties, teens encourage each other to take multiple doses of unknown pills from large bowls full of unidentified medicines contributed by party-goers.

  • Looming clouds
  • Duke Brigade dedicating memorial

    By STAFF SGT. JOHN ZUMER
    3/1 IBCT PAO
    Taking care of fellow Soldiers has long been the motto for every service member, regardless of rank. Usually it implies making certain Soldiers are healthy, paid and that all aspects of their lives are safe and sound. In the case of Maj. Steve Smith and civilians like Terry Shipp, it also means remembering those who can no longer sound off.

  • Central Hardin students have opportunity to see firsthand what goes on at Fort Knox

    By KELLIE ETHERIDGE
    Gold Standard Staff Writer
    kellie.m.etheridge.ctr@mail.mil
    More than 475 freshman students from Central Hardin High School in Cecilia, Ky.,  visited Fort Knox Tuesday. They began their field trip with a welcome to Fort Knox from event coordinator John Campbell with the Fort Knox Public Affairs Office and Fort Knox’s Garrison Commander Col. Bruce Jenkins before being treated to a free showing—popcorn and soft drink included—of “We Bought a Zoo.”