Around Knox

  • Con artists use military connection to pressure consumers

    If you serve—or have served—in the military, chances are you feel a pretty tight bond with your brothers- and sisters-in-arms. If you share a common experience with someone, it only makes sense that you trust them, want to associate with them, or even do business with them.

  • Remembering New Orleans, its people and spirit

    One of the first things Col. Rodney Painting noticed on entering New Orleans 10 years ago, after Hurricane Katrina had left the city flooded, was the smell.

  • Katrina revisited—10 years later

    In 2005, Hurricane Katrina rocked the nation’s complacency in how it would face a major disaster.

  • KY Guard troops were among first search and rescue forces

    Chief Master Sgt. Pat Malone had seen a lot in his 23 years as a pararescueman for the U.S. military, including dicey combat extractions in Iraq and Afghanistan and more than a decade’s worth of civilian search-and-rescue missions in Alaska. But none of it prepared him for the devastation he saw firsthand when he and 21 fellow Kentucky Air National Guardsmen deployed to New Orleans Naval Air Station Sept. 1, 2005—10 years ago—as part of efforts to evacuate the victims of Hurricane Katrina and the ensuing flood.

  • Army SSWO talks WO2025 during post visit

    The Army staff senior warrant officer met with U.S. Army Human Resources Command leaders and branch manager warrant officers during a visit to the Maude Complex Aug. 26.

  • Scrapbook CUTLINES 9-3 WEB

    SGT. 1ST CLASS ERNEST R. KOUMA, A TANK COMMANDER IN THE 72ND TANK BATTALION, RISKED HIS LIFE above and beyond the call of duty in action near the vicinity of Agok, Korea sixty five years ago this week. In the late evening of Aug. 31, 1950 his armored unit was given the mission of covering the infantry withdrawal after 500 North Koreans launched an attack. Additional enemy assaults left Kouma and his tank crew the sole remaining obstacle to the enemy. Continuous fighting throughout the night and into the early morning of Sept. 1 resulted in several severe wounds to Kouma, who at one point had delivered point blank fire into the enemy as they surrounded his tank. After fighting eight miles to return to friendly lines, he attempted to resupply his tank and return to the front. For his heroism he received the Medal of Honor, presented to him by President Harry Truman in May 1951. A Nebraska native, Kouma served at Fort Knox after the war and retired in 1971 after thirty years of service. He died in 1993 and is buried in the Fort Knox post cemetery, next to the chapel.

  • KDFWR releases native, endangered mussels

    A collaborative effort between the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service placed three endangered species of freshwater mussels into the Big South Fork of Cumberland River on Aug. 12.

  • Kentucky seeks volunteers for foster care review boards

    Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 35 Kentucky counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care. The boards need volunteers to review cases of children placed in foster care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

  • Increasing time with God brings everlasting peace, joy

    There are many times in my life both as pastor and chaplain that I can become very tired and dry. The best word to describe me during these times is desert. I physically and spiritually find myself dry and unable to bring life to, I need restoration, I need life giving water. If left to my desert state I will soon dry up, prayer and Bible meditation will soon stop. My wife and my kids and ministry will become burdens and not joys.

  • NHHSs McGray participating in scholar program

    North Hardin High School social studies teacher Leah McGray has earned one of 23 spots for teachers to participate in the prestigious McConnell Teacher Scholar program.