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  • AROUND KNOX

    Zombies needed for 5-mile trail run

    KnoxINFO

    Calling zombies of all ages. Participants decide if they will be a runner or a zombie in the Fight or Flight Zombie 5-mile trail run Nov. 1 from 6-9 p.m. on Brady Loop Trail. Zombie volunteers are needed. Costumes are welcomed. The cost is $20 per runner 13 years of age and older; $10 per runner ages 5-12; runners younger than 5 run for free; and zombies participate for free. The cost includes a long sleeve T-shirt.

  • Fire department completes aircraft training

    By GAVIN LAPAILLE

    Gold Standard Staff Writer

    gavin.lapaille.ctr@mail.mil

    The Fort Knox Fire Department took part in a special aircraft live fire and rescue training session last week at Godman Army Airfield. Led by the West Virginia University Fire Extension Service, the post firefighters gained valuable experience in dealing with and responding to a downed aircraft.

  • Motor vehicle collisions claim lives of three Soldiers

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness Safety Center

    A Pennsylvania Army National Guard Soldier died from injuries sustained in a PMV-4 crash that occurred Sept. 17 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. The 22-year-old specialist was driving his Mitsubishi Eclipse when his vehicle crossed the center line and collided head-on with an SUV in the opposing lane of traffic. His passenger also sustained fatal injuries in the crash and died the following day. Seatbelt use was not reported. The Soldier was pronounced deceased at the scene.

  • Combined Federal Campaign kicks off

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer

    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil

    The Combined Federal Campaign, the largest and most successful workplace giving campaign, kicked off Tuesday at Fort Knox’s Patton Museum. This year’s goal is $400,000.

    Col. T.J. Edwards, the Fort Knox garrison commander, said each year the installation’s objective is to reach and surpass the previous year’s goal.

  • CO alarm saves safety director, family, friends lives

    By CHRIS RAINWATER
    Garrison Safety Director

  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    Macdonald Elementary hosting Oct. 15 FKCS BoE

    By JERRY LEITZELL

    Fort Knox Community Schools

    Macdonald Elementary School will host the Oct. 15 FKCS board of education meeting at 1:30 p.m. The school is located in Bldg. 7729, 128 McCracken St.

    The board’s business agenda includes two items: the dress code, for students in the middle and high schools—presented by board members, and new school construction (Fort Knox)—presented by Kathleen Sanchez, education operations manager.

  • Hardin County Adult Education offering free GED practice test

    Hardin County Schools

    Hardin County Adult Education is offering free GED practice tests to all students that are eligible to work toward their GED. The program is called GED Ready.

    The free practice tests will be available Monday through Friday at Mul-berry-Helm Education Center located at 114 S. Mulberry St. in Eliza-bethtown, Kentucky. GED Ready will give students an indication of their ability to pass the GED test, a knowledge of the skills needed to pass the test and a personalized study plan detailing pages and chapters to study.

  • Getting fact report help students choose right college, estimate cost

    KHEAA

    Kentucky students and their families can get a free, personalized “Getting the Facts” report to help them choose the right college. The report is provided by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

    “Getting the Facts” provides estimates of how much the family can expect to spend and how much financial aid the student may receive. Students can get estimates for up to six colleges across the United States.

    To get their free report, students must log into or set up a MyKHEAA account at www.kheaa.com.

  • Various forms of financial aid available to high school seniors

    Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority

    High school seniors and their parents beginning the college financial aid process will find there are many types of aid available. This list from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority provides short descriptions of the most common types.

    * Conversion scholarship/loan. This type of financial aid requires recipients to provide certain services or pay back the funds with interest.

    An example would be the KHEAA Teacher Scholarship.

  • Fort Knox EEO reaffirms commitment to ensure equality

    Fort Knox EEO

    The Fort Knox Equal Employment Opportunity Office and Fort Knox, in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, want to pay tribute to the accomplishments of the men and women with disabilities whose work help keep the nation’s security strong and by reaffirming the commitment to ensure equal opportunity for all citizens. National Disability Employment Awareness Month is an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. This year’s theme, established by the Department of Labor, is “Expect. Employ. Empower.”