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Around Knox

  • Military wives deserve recognition for support

    By CLINT MESHEW

    Fort Knox Veterans Services

    I recently attended the funeral of a fellow veteran’s wife. As I waited for the appropriate honors to be paid to this courageous woman, it occurred to me that there would be no flag presented, no taps played, no firing of the gun salute.

    You see these honors are reserved for those who actually served in the military service and received a document attesting to their honorable service.

  • AROUND KNOX

    Water Park open only weekends

    KnoxINFO

    Beginning Saturday, the Fort Knox Water Park will be open weekends only until Sept. 1.

    The hours of operation will be Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. The Water Park is open to the public. The cost is $4 for military and $5 for civilians. For more information, call (502) 624-1908.

    NFL preseason on Landing Zone TVs

    KnoxINFO

    Catch all four weeks of the 2014 NFL Preseason at the Landing Zone.

  • Changes in classroom smooth, school pathways to see improvement

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer

    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil

    For some students, back to school means the end of summer vacation, and for others it might mean a new challenge, especially for those who are beginning middle or high school. On Fort Knox it had an entirely different meaning—change.

    Budget cuts and Army restructuring meant the number of on-post schools would decrease from eight to four. That also meant an increase in the number of students and changes to the grade levels at those remaining schools.

  • Experts talk about financial protection

    By LYNSIE DICKERSON

    Gold Standard Staff Writer

    lynsie.m.dickerson.ctr@mail.mil

    Consumer financial issues and programs were the topics of discussion when Holly Petraeus, assistant director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Office of Service-member Affairs, and Jack Conway, attorney general of Kentucky, visited Fort Knox Tuesday.

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  • Circle of 6 app aims to prevent violence, instill confidence

    By GAVIN LAPAILLE

    Gold Standard Staff Writer

    gavin.lapaille.ctr@mail.mil

    Communities all across the world have a new weapon to help in the fight against sexual assault, thanks to Circle of 6, a mobile application designed to help young people out of situations that may be dangerous.

    Circle of 6 connects users to six others, giving easy access to trusted individuals in moments of crisis. The app is designed so that users can send a text to everyone in their circle in a quick and easy fashion.

  • Cleanup team performs thankless jobs in garrison

    By LYNSIE DICKERSON

    Gold Standard Staff Writer

    lynsie.m.dickerson.ctr@mail.mil

    The lawns are mowed, the trash is picked up, the cemeteries are tidy, but this isn’t done by magic; it’s done by the hard work of a group of Soldiers in the Post Cleanup Unit.

  • 19th Engineer Battalion redeploys

    By MAUREEN ROSE

    Gold Standard Acting Editor

    maureen.a.rose2.civ@mail.mil

    The 450 Soldiers of the 19th Engineer Battalion who had been deployed to Kuwait returned over the weekend in three flights and the unit colors were uncased. The unit spent nine months supporting construction missions to build retention ponds, living facilities and protective berms in Southwest Asia.

  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    FKCS Board of Education election is tomorrow

    By JERRY LEITZELL

    Fort Knox Community Schools

    Eight candidates will be on the ballot for election to the Fort Knox Community Schools Board of Education. They applied to fill three vacancies and one pending vacancy on the five-member board.

    Candidates for the two two-year positions are Michael Aloisi, Olga Vaca Durr, Robert “Jason” Smith and Christopher Wicker.

  • North Park school receives grant for pre-schoolers

    Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.

    North Park Elementary School in Radcliff kicked off a new program for early childhood education with a meet and greet event Monday. The school is one of 14 statewide that will launch bornlearning® Academies driven by Toyota this fall with funding from Toyota manufacturing operations in Kentucky. Toyota announced the new school locations, as well as continued funding for 21 veteran academies in June.

    The $1 million investment showcases Toyota’s commitment to early childhood education in the Commonwealth.