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Around Knox

  • 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.

  • IRS scam fools taxpayers, uses intimidation

    BBB

    Local residents throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana have reported receiving aggressive phone calls from people claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. The callers claim to have the authority to file lawsuits against the victim or even call the authorities and have the victims put in jail if they don’t “pay-up.” While these calls may seem frightening, BBB has tips on how to know if the caller is actually a scammer.

  • Safety culture develops out of concern, care

    By CHRIS RAINWATER

    Garrison Safety Director

  • 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.

  • Meadow View Elementary School taps Althea Hurt as new principal

    Hardin County Schools

    The Meadow View Elementary School Site-Based Decision Making Council has selected Althea Hurt as the school’s new principal.

    “I feel extremely excited and blessed to have the opportunity to serve as principal of Meadow View Elementary School,” Hurt said.

  • 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.

  • Job vacancies available in, around post

    ACS Employment Readiness Program

    The Army Commun-ity Service Employment Readiness Program pro-vides employment information and other supportive services primarily to Family members who are relo-cating as a result of a military or civilian sponsor’s permanent change of station. Other categories of personnel who are eligible for services are nontran-sitioning military personnel, retirees and their spouses.

  • Four Soldiers die in separate accidents, seatbelts not used

    Army Combat Readiness Center

    A Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia, Soldier died from injuries sustained in a private plan mishap that occurred July 27 on Caspersen Beach in Saint Petersburg, Florida. The 36-year-old sergeant first class and his 9-year-old daughter were walking on the beach when they were struck by a private plane that was landing under emergency conditions. Both died from their injuries.

  • Nurse Advice Line assisting with acute medical problems

    Ireland Army Community Hospital

    Sometimes it is difficult to know if and when to seek medical help for acute health problems, so having professional help at a moment’s notice is invaluable. The Military Health System’s new Nurse Advice Line for TRICARE beneficiaries does just that. Beginning late April 2014, TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii could call the NAL toll-free twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Here at Ireland Army Community Health Clinic it launched May 31.