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Our Readers Write

  • Open letter to the people of Radcliff/Fort Knox area

    On behalf of the 541st Engineer Company, 19th Engineer Battalion I’d like to thank the anonymous lady who stood patiently behind me in the Wal-Mart check-out line and generously bought the entire company multiple turkeys and hams for our Thanksgiving dinner.

    I’ve never been the recipient of such grace and generosity from a complete stranger, but her selfless act rendered me speechless.

    I was simply standing in line buying five turkeys and four hams for our company Thanksgiving dinner while in uniform at Wal-Mart on a Friday morning.

  • Temporary closures unavoidable given USACC mission

    The fitness trails around post that were created in 2012 and 2013 have been a great addition to Fort Knox. They promote fitness and provide all those who live and work on post with a convenient option for jogging, walking or riding a bicycle. The trails also are beautiful, as one can take in the natural landscape and wildlife of central Kentucky.

  • Reader upset by abrupt closing of fitness trails on post

    I am upset at the recent announcement of the closure of Heard Park and the fitness/hiking trail running through Training Area 7 from Dixie Street to 7th Armored Division Rd. If you are not familiar with the street names, this closure affects almost the entire fitness trail, and the closure will be for the entire summer, from 1 May to 15 Aug. This comes as a huge surprise and disappointment to me as I walk the trails at least 5 days a week and have depended on the easy access to nature, peace and quiet for the past 2 years.

  • Open communication lines
  • Separation anxiety common to toddlers

    Militaryonesource.mil
    Separations are a part of every child’s life. From putting kids down for an afternoon nap to dropping them off at a child care center as you head off to work, learning to be apart from each other is important for both your child and you. Teaching your child to say goodbye at a young age will make separations easier for both of you later on.

  • Traffic flow, safety ‘important subject’ on, off post

    By COL. BRUCE JENKINS
    Garrison Commander

  • Access issues raised

    Consideration of Fort Knox’s traffic problem has been addressed in the past and some corrective measures have been proposed but none followed through. It has generally been Fort Knox’s view that as long as Soldiers and employees can exit the post their responsibility is done.
    The fact of the matter is Fort Knox, is one of the few, and possibly the only major military installation that dumps all its traffic on to one highway, and not an interstate at that.

  • Coping with grief can strengthen, heal survivors

    News and Experts
    Perhaps the worst thing that can happen to a parent is experiencing the loss of a child. However, as one mother shares, it’s possible to turn one’s devastation into spiritual enlightenment and to weave the tragedy into the fabric of your life and your family.
    “I don’t think any parent ever gets over the loss of a child,” says Caroline Flohr, whose memoir “Heaven’s Child,” (www.heavenschild.com), recounts the transformative death of her 16-year-old twin daughter, Sarah.

  • Reader loves dialogue

    This Veterans Day I take the risk of moralizing, in a national tapestry saturated with post-election emotions.  I wish to express a reflection counter to the partisan fervor that often engulfs us.  I fought, continue to serve, and bear some of my own emotional scars because I love this nation. I love it for the fact that we can have an impassioned, and at times angry, dialogue without tearing our social fabric apart.

  • Reader’s review of China Bistro