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  • Patriot Day—Post remembers 9/11
  • Parents have power to help kids make healthy choices

    All parents want to feel confident that their children are happy, healthy and focused on the future. The unfortunate reality is that drug use can derail these goals and put a strain on families.

  • World reaps benefits when everyone loves the way Jesus commanded

    One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?” The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” “Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live!” The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied with a story: “A Jewish man was traveling from Jerusalem down to Jericho, and he was attacked by bandits. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him up, and left him half dead beside the road. “By chance a priest came along. But when he saw the man lying there, he crossed to the other side of the road and passed him by. A Temple assistant walked over and looked at him lying there, but he also passed by on the other side. “Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt compassion for him. Going over to him, the Samaritan soothed his wounds with olive oil and wine and bandaged them. Then he put the man on his own donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. The next day he handed the innkeeper two silver coins, telling him, ‘Take care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, I’ll pay you the next time I’m here.’ “Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus asked. The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy. Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.”

  • Sweeney to receive Project Fit America national award

    Chad Sweeney, a physical education teacher at Lincoln Trail Elementary School, is one of four teachers from across the United States selected to receive the 2015 Project Fit National All Star Teacher of the Year Award.

  • STAR accepting applications for apprenticeship sessions

    The brand new Fort Knox Child, Youth and School Services, Workforce Prepara-tion Program, named S.T.A.R. which stands for Student Training and Readiness is now accepting applications for the very first apprenticeship session at Devers Middle School and Teen Center.

  • Hurricane Hunters fly directly into Hermine, hunt eye of storm

    T
    he Air Force Reserve’s
    53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron flew a fix mission Sept. 1 out of Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, into Tropical Storm Hermine, which was upgraded to a hurricane mid-flight.

  • Fort Knox Scrapbook
  • Four Knox Hills residents awarded annual WinningEdge Scholarship

    Four Knox Hills residents have been selected as recipients of the 2016 WinningEdge Scholarship sponsored by WinnCompanies.

  • Registration underway for ECTC’s eight-week biterm, 12-week sessions

    College students looking to complete their course work in a shorter time may take advantage of special 12-week and eight-week scheduling at Elizabethtown Community and Tech-nical College. These options are also helpful for students who did not have their admissions packets completed in time for the start of classes Aug. 15. Students currently enrolled part time also have the opportunity to add classes to their schedules this semester.

  • ECTC professor discussing discoveries in Italian culture

    Dr. Jim Murley, professor of art history and humanities at Eliza-bethtown Community and Technical College, will discuss his discoveries and insights in Italian art and culture in a lecture/presentation “An Art Historian’s (Mis) Adventures in Northern Italy” at 4 p.m. Wednesday in 112 James S. Owen Building (the John Behen Room) in Elizabethtown. Students, faculty, staff as well as members of the community are invited to this free event.