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Around Knox

  • Hardin County Schools earn ‘proficient’ status on state tests

    Hardin County Schools
    For the second consecutive school year, data released by the Kentucky Department of Education indicates that Hardin County Schools has earned “proficient” status on state tests (K-PREP, end-of-course assess-ments) administered to students and program reviews administered by school staffs. This new data was collected from tests given primarily at the end the 2013-14 school year. The data indicates that HCS is in Kentucky’s top 17 percent of the commonwealth’s school districts.

  • Present is preparation for eternal life

    By CHAPLAIN (CAPT.) BERNARDINO YEBRA
    U.S. Army Garrison

  • Students have access to tutoring services

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil
    When students turn to parents for help with homework, they are sometimes disappointed to learn Mom and Dad have either forgot the material or were never introduced to the subject in the first place.

  • Kentucky Air National Guard sending Airmen to Battle Ebola in West Africa

    Kentucky Air National Guard
    More than 60 Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard were scheduled to depart Oct. 2 for Senegal to establish a cargo-processing hub in support of Operation United Assistance, the international effort to battle Ebola in West Africa.
    The Airmen will bring all the equipment necessary to establish an aerial port of debarkation at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport.

  • Employment opportunities plentiful, in around 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 spon-sor’s permanent change of station. Other categor-ies of personnel who are eligible for services are nontransitioning military personnel, retirees and their spouses.

  • Fort Knox activates Community Care Unit, signifies changes in Army medicine

    By ANDRE BUTLER

    Ireland Army Community Hospital PAO

    Key leaders from the Fort Knox Medical Department held an activation ceremony for the Warrior Transition Battalion Community Care Unit Sept. 19.

    The opening ceremony signifies a pivotal point in Army medicine.

    “The activation and opening of the Community Care Unit at Fort Knox repre-sents an important transition point for warrior care within our community and throughout the Army,” said Col. Matthew Rettke, Ireland Army Community Hospital commander.

  • Army Wellness Center opens

    By LYNSIE DICKERSON

    Gold Standard Staff Writer

    lynsie.m.dickerson.ctr@mail.mil

    The Army’s newest wellness center is officially open, following a ribbon cutting ceremony that was held Tuesday in front of the renovated 1950s-era building.

  • 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.