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  • From combat to connoisseur—one vets journey

    By RACHAEL TOLLIVER

    Editor

    When Fred Minnick joined the Oklahoma National Guard, becoming the bourbon industry’s foremost spirits tasting expert was not on his mind. In fact, “bourbon” wasn’t really part of his vocabulary. But a 2003-2004 deployment to Mosul, Iraq changed all that.

    Minnick, who attended Oklahoma State, joined the National Guard in 1996 to help pay for college.

    “I always wanted to serve—as a kid who grew up loving my GI Joe’s I think I was influenced by that,” he explained.

  • NCO of the Year?
  • Sexual assault, threat to Army’s core values ‘Not in my Army’

    By JENNIFER STREETER

    Fort Knox Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. The 2015 campaign slogan is “Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know your part. Do your part.” What does this slogan mean exactly?

    First, every service member, at every level in our military, must know, understand, and adhere to service values and standards of behavior in order to eliminate sexual assault and other inappropriate behaviors.

  • FMCRA allows government to claim reimbursement for negligent actions

    By JULIE SNYDER

    Cadet Command and Fort Knox Office of the Staff Judge Advocate

    In 1944 a Standard Oil truck negligently struck a member of the military. Although there was no statutory authority, the United States sued Standard Oil of California in an effort to recoup the $123.45 in expenses for medical care that the government furnished to the injured service member.

  • BBB’s Scam Tracker allows consumers to report schemes

    Better Business Bureau

    The Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky is proud to announce a new way for consumers to report scams.

    BBB’s Scam Tracker is a website that allows consumers to report schemes and review other cases of fraud occurring across the United States and in their local areas. Consumers can also see what types of scams are trending.

  • Tax season ends, filing extensions available for deployed Soldiers

    By CAPT. STEPHEN ESPOSITO

    Fort Knox Tax Center

    The deadline for most tax filers was Wednesday. There are exceptions to this deadline for those who were deployed in support of a combat operation or out of the country April 15.

    But if you are past your deadline here’s what you should do:

  • ECTC hosting annual Early Childhood Conference Saturday

    By JAIME THOMAS

    ECTC

    For the ninth year in a row, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will host the Early Childhood Conference, one of the largest of its kind in the state.

    “Our goal is to provide quality training for people working in child care and preschool teachers,” said Martha Page, program coordinator and assistant professor of Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education at ECTC.

  • Kentucky AG issues warning on scam targeting elderly

    By ALLISON GARDNER MARTIN

    Office of the Attorney General

    Kentucky Attorney Gen. Jack Conway and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Aging and Independent Living is warning consumers of a reported scam targeting Kentucky’s seniors.

  • Citizen Foster Care Review boards seeking volunteers

    By JAMIE NEAL

    Public Information Specialist

    Kentucky Court of Justice

    Citizen Foster Care Review boards in 46 counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care. Volunteers are needed to review cases of children placed in foster care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure these children are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

  • 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 sponsor’s permanent change of station. Other categories of personnel who are eligible for services are nontran-sitioning military personnel, retirees and their spouses.