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  • 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.”

  • Fire Department, Knox Hills supporting Fire Prevention Week

    By DOUG BANKSTON

    Fort Knox Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention

    Fire Prevention Week dates back to the Great Chicago Fire of, Oct. 9, 1871. This tragic fire resulted in the deaths of more than 250 people, as well as leaving 100,000 people homeless, and burned more than 2,000 acres in a 72-hour period. In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day Proclamation and since 1922, Fire Prevention Week is observed the Sunday through Saturday that encompassed this historical date.

  • Historic fires spark safety observance

    Fort Knox Fire Department

    Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began Oct. 8, 1871, but continued into and did most of its damage on Oct. 9, 1871.

  • Fire Prevention Week

    By MARVIN GUNDERSON

    Fort Knox Fire Chief

    When was the last time you tested the smoke alarms in your home? Was it last week? Last month? A year ago?

    If you’re like many people, you may not even remember. Smoke alarms have become such a common feature of U.S. households that they’re often taken for granted, and aren’t tested and maintained as they should.

    However, working smoke alarms are a critical fire safety tool that can mean the difference between life and death in a home fire.