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Around Knox

  • Annual Retiree Appreciation Days draws large crowds

    By RACHAEL TOLLIVER

    Gold Standard Editor

    In continued support toward area retirees and families, the Fort Knox Retiree Services Office hosted its annual appreciation days at the Saber & Quill Friday and Saturday.

    The event is designed to offer services that might be hard to find elsewhere, educate retirees on programs and health care available to them and reacquaint them with the Fort Knox community.

    The event has been held for more than 15 years is a way to “honor retirees.”

  • FFA visits Knox for environmental education, share ideas

    By RACHAEL TOLLIVER

    Gold Standard Editor

    Fort Knox and Future Farmers of America have a lot more in common than some people would think—energy conservation and recycling being at the top of the list.

    FFA representatives from around the country were in Louisville Oct. 30 and Friday for the FFA annual convention and, as part of the event members were invited to tour the Fort Knox recycling facility and its geothermal pond.

  • Railroad overpass near Chaffee Gate gets makeover
  • Veteran epitomizes Lincoln’s VA motto of helping others

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer

    One of Essence magazine’s “50 women who make us proud” recently moved to Elizabethtown—stepping out on faith—advocating and assisting veterans with God’s help. That’s what Lisa Groves, founder and CEO of The Veteran’s Connection Inc. has been doing since Sept. 2, 2011 because Groves, a disabled veteran, saw a need and wanted to make a difference.

    The West Virginia native joined the Army in 1984 because she wanted a better life for her and her son.

  • Knox JROTC host ‘Raider Challenge’

    Fort Knox High School and Fort Knox JROTC hosted more than 21 schools Saturday for a regional JROTC Raider Challenge.

    Not sure what a Raider challenge is? Think of a Tough Mudder—sometimes the event involves water and mud, and sometimes more physical and mental challenges. Local schools included those from Hardin and Jefferson counties.

     

    For more photos of this event visit:

    www.flickr.com/photos/fortknoxky/sets/72157648727247468

  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    BoE to hear budget report

    By JERRY LEITZELL

    Fort Knox Community Schools

    The FKCS Board of Education will meet Nov. 19, 1:30 p.m. in the All-Purpose Room of the Crittenberger Bldg. 4553, 281 Fayette Ave., in Keyes Park.

    The board will hear a budget report and a board policy review.

    The meeting is open to the community, and the public is invited to attend.

    The meeting will be videotaped and then telecast on Fort Knox’s television channel 98 at 12:30 p.m. daily Nov. 24, 25, 26 and 28.

  • Exchange return policy to go extra mile during holidays

    AAFES

    To make gift giving easier, the Army & Air Force Exchange service is extending its return policy for items purchased from Nov. 1 to Dec. 24, 2014.

    The Fort Knox Exchange’s standard policy allows returns anywhere from up to 15 to 90 days of purchase with a sales receipt. The holiday return/exchange policy extends these terms through Jan. 31, 2015.

  • Social media changing interpersonal relationships

    By JAMIE BARRIENTNOS

    Coordinator, Clear Channel Media

    In the late 80s, computers were at the forefront of new innovation. The PC and Mac began to shape what would eventually be the inspiration for a new generation. Computers helped businesses grow by being utilized for the most basic tasks, data and word processing to storing and archiving files.

  • Safety tips for fire-free Thanksgiving meal

    By CHRIS RAINWATER
    Garrison Safety Director

    Thanksgiving is one of the most anticipated and joyous holidays celebrated by Americans. It allows us time to pause and come together as families and communities to take stock of the blessings bestowed upon us during the year. The traditions we all enjoy, including the huge feast of turkey, watching (or even playing) football, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and countless other family traditions added on throughout the ages make the day extra special.

  • HRC requires employees to display badge at all times

    By RAY GALL

    Human Resources Command Public Affairs

    The Army Human Resources Command will add an additional level of force protection at the Lt. Gen. Timothy Maude Complex effective Dec. 1, requiring all HRC and tenant unit employees, as well as visitors, to have and display an identification badge while in the complex buildings.

    “This new measure will allow officials as well as employees in the complex to quickly and easily identify if a person is authorized to be in the complex,” said Mr. Keith Cobb, chief of the HRC Security Office.