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  • AROUND KNOX

    IRACH appointment rescheduling

    IRACH Public Affairs

    The closure of Fort Knox March 5 and 6 due to inclement weather caused the cancellation of appointments during those time periods at Ireland Army Community Hospital.

    IRACH staff will be contacting those affected beneficiaries to reschedule appointments. However, if any beneficiaries experience issues having their appointments rescheduled, they are asked to contact the central appointment center for assistance at 1-800-493-9602 or (502) 799-5901.

  • Kentucky National Guard

    By DAVID ALTON

    Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs

    In arguably the worst winter since 2009, Kentucky National Guard troops recently played a crucial role in protecting the health, safety and welfare of their fellow citizens.

    In the wake of heavy snows that began March 5, hundreds of accidents and impassable conditions stranded an estimated 600 vehicles along I-24 and I-65 in Central Kentucky. More than 150 Kentucky Guard Soldiers were called out over a two day period to support relief efforts, clear traffic and render aid to stranded motorists.

  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    FKHS yearbook on sale now

    The Fort Knox High School yearbook is currently on sale for $55. An engraved nameplate is available for an additional $5. Check or cash can be accepted at the high school. Payments should be brought to Ms. Hibberd. Credit card orders can be made on-line at yearbookordercenter.com. The school code is 10460.

    Board recognizes staff members

    By JERRY LEITZELL

    Fort Knox Community Schools

  • Sullivan University announces new scholarship for veterans

    By PATRICK CROWLEY

    Sullivan University

    Sullivan University has announced the establishment of an Active Heroes Scholarship designed to assist military veterans.

    The announcement was made by Sullivan University President Glenn Sullivan during the Feb. 27 Active Heroes Military Family Community Center ribbon cutting ceremony. The center is located on Old Bardstown road, just south of Interstate 265.

  • KHEAA opens student scholarship

    KHEAA

    Kentucky high school juniors and seniors have until May 15 to apply for a scholarship to help pay for dual credit classes taken at a Kentucky college or university.

    The Mary Jo Young Scholarship, named for a former member of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, provides assistance with tuition and textbook expenses for up to two classes each semester. Scholarships can only be used in the fall and spring semesters.

  • Campbellsville University recognizes local teachers

    By JOHN WRIGHT

    HCS Community Relations Specialist

    Each year Campbellsville University asks school districts to nominate teachers for the Excellence in Teaching Awards.

    The 2015 Hardin County Schools CU Excellence in Teaching Awards will go to Howevalley Elementary School teacher Kelly Wilson, James T. Alton Middle School teacher Steven Everage and Central Hardin High School teacher Katherine Graybeal.

  • Litigation in process for government workers affected by shutdown

    Defense Finance and Accounting Service

    Federal employees who were required to work during the partial government shutdown in October 2013 have sued the United States in the United States Court of Federal Claims. They contend that the government violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying “excepted” employees a minimum wage and overtime compensation on their regularly scheduled paydays for work performed during the shutdown.

  • WWI nurse era’s most decorated Kentucky female veteran

    By JOHN TROWBRIDGE

    Kentucky National Guard Command Historian

    In recognition of March as Women’s Month, kentuckyguard.com is publishing a series of articles honoring women who are significant figures in Kentucky’s military history. The following is one such story ….

  • EIC based on income, qualifying children

    By CAPT. STEPHEN ESPOSITO

    Fort Knox Tax Center

    The Earned Income Tax Credit, also known as EIC, is a refundable credit designed to encourage low to moderate income taxpayers to work while providing more money to these families. The EIC can not only reduce the amount of tax you owe to $0, it can increase your refund up to the full amount to which you are entitled. There are, however, many eligibility rules to claim the EIC.

  • USPS honoring Vietnam War MoH recipients with stamp

    U. S. Postal Service

    Sunday marked the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the ground war in Vietnam with the deployment of 3,500 Marines. By war’s end on April 30, 1975, nearly 3 million service men and women had fought in the conflict that would take the lives of more than 58,000 Americans.