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  • Governor Beshear takes on price gouging

    By KERRI RICHARDSON

    Governor’s Communications Office

    As Kentuckians dig out from deep snow, Gov. Steve Beshear issued two executive orders Wednesday to protect consumers from price gouging and to ensure families have access to needed prescription medicines.

    “Both of these orders will help Kentuckians manage the effects of the storm, knowing that they will pay fair prices for goods like gasoline and won’t have to worry about skipping doses of maintenance medications,” said Beshear.

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  • Derby festival DD campaign named for Navy Ensign

    Kentucky Derby Festival

    The Kentucky Derby Festival is calling on fans to be HEROes this spring. KDF and Kentucky’s Office of Highway Safety announced today that the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers will be the Presenting Sponsor of this year’s Waterfront Jam at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront.

    The John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers is a non-profit organization that seeks to prevent drunk driving by promoting the use of safe and sober designated drivers.

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  • ECTC sponsors college fairs, free to participants

    By MARY JO KING

    ECTC

  • KHEAA offers scholarships, essay deadline May 31

    By TIM BALLARD

    Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority

    A rising junior at one of Kentucky’s public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

    To enter, the student must submit an essay about one of these subjects:

    * What my aspiration for my generation is.

    * How I am preparing for my future.

  • Local band director wins award at state conference

    By JOHN WRIGHT

    Community Relations Specialist Hardin County Schools

    North Middle School Band Director Brittany Ford was presented the Kentucky Outstanding Young Band Director of the Year award last week at the Kentucky Music Educators Association conference. The award is given by a fraternity of band directors called Phi Beta Mu.

  • Christ offers mercy, loving-kindness

    By CHAPLAIN (MAJ.) IVAN ARREGUIN

    Deputy Command Chaplain

    U.S. Army Cadet Command

    “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget none of his benefits; who pardons all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases; who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with loving kindness and compassion.”

    (Psalm 103:1-4, NASB)

  • ‘Rakkasans’ conduct mock deployment, live-fire training

    By SPC. ERIC PROVOST

    3rd BCT Public Affairs

    The 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division, decided that with much of the brigade now deployed in support of Operation Resolute Support, they’d conduct a deployment of their own.

    Elements from the battalion recently conducted a mock deployment Feb. 2 to 6, to Fort Knox to participate in convoy live-fire training as well as hone some of the skills needed for a BSB to support the brigade’s maneuver forces.

  • Employment opportunities in, around Fort 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 non-transitioning military personnel, retirees and their spouses.