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Today's News

  • Challenge coin tradition: Do you know how it started?

    By KATIE LANGE
    Defense Media Activity
    If you’ve been in the military or worked for the Defense Department, you know what a challenge coin is. They’ve been an American military tradition for a century, meant to instill unit pride, improve esprit de corps and reward hard work and excellence.
    The coins represent anything from a small unit to the offices of top leaders, such as the defense secretary. There are also coins made for special events, anniversaries and even nonmilitary leaders.

  • Women’s Health Month: Take time for self

    Tricare.mil Staff
    Each October, women are reminded to put themselves first and make time for their health. Making your health a priority helps you stay in optimum shape and keeps illnesses and disease at bay.
    Women often put their Families’ needs ahead of their own, ignoring minor symptoms year after year until they affect their health. Using preventive care is one of the best ways to stay healthy, allowing you to give your all in everything you do for your family and yourself.

  • Individuals should do their part during Energy Awareness Month

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Senior Staff Writer
    October is dedicated as Energy Awareness Month in the Army and everyone can do their part by just simply turning the switch off.
    RJ Dyrdek, the Fort Knox energy manager, said turning items off is the most effective way of reducing energy.
    Everyone needs to support individuals who are converting from incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs to LED, said Dyrdek, which has a dramatic effect in reducing energy.

  • Fire Prevention Week emphasizes safety in office space

    Workplace Safety Division, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center

  • Knox Exchange boosting savings when using Star Card

    By SHANNON FRIEND
    AAFES
    The Fort Knox Exchange is boosting savings on first-day purchases made
    with a new Military Star card.
    Shoppers who use a new card for the first time through Oct. 26 will receive a 15-percent discount on all purchases instead of the standard 10-percent discount regularly offered.
    The discount is valid in-store at Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities and online at ShopMyExchange.com, and can be combined with other promotions. The discount will appear as a credit on shoppers’ first billing statements.

  • Vehicle, motorcycle accidents claim lives of six Soldiers, one civilian

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center
    A sergeant major assigned to 59th Ordnance Brigade, Fort Lee, Virginia, with duty at Fort Gordon, Georgia, died Sept. 15 in McCormick County, South Caro-lina. The Soldier was operating his motorcycle and collided with a sedan as it was turning into his path of travel. He was evacuated to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Soldier was wearing a helmet and had completed all required MSF training.

  • NOW SHOWING

    Starts Friday, Oct. 20

    WAYBUR THEATER
    (502) 942-4284
    “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” (R) 7 p.m. Friday.
    “American Assassin” (R) 7 p.m. Saturday.
    “The Lego Ninjago Movie” (PG) 2 p.m. Sunday.
    Monday - Thursday — Closed.

    MOVIE PALACE
    Elizabethtown
    (270) 769-1505
    “It” (R) 1:30, 4:15, 7 and 9:45 p.m.
    “American Assassin” (R) 9 p.m.
    “Lego Ninjago” 2D (PG) 1:30 and 7:15 p.m.

  • Bring on the guitars
  • Derby Dinner Playhouse presents ‘A Murder is Announced’

    Derby Dinner Playhouse
    Derby Dinner Playhouse presents Agatha Christie’s, “A Murder is Announced,” which opened Oct. 4 and runs through Nov. 12.  

  • Kentucky State Parks offers Halloween activities

    Kentucky.gov
    The Halloween season is a popular one at Kentucky State Parks. Haunted trails, campground decorations and trick-or-treating are popular at many parks. (Note: most campground events are for registered campers only). Parents of young children should check in advance — some parks have age recommendations for their events.
    Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Lucas Campground Spookout, Friday-Saturday