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A spot check of events happening around Fort Knox

By The Staff

Sheroan named editor of News-Enterprise in E-town

The News-Enterprise

A Vine Grove native has been selected as editor of The Elizabethtown News-Enterprise.

Ben Sheroan, who began his journalism career at the newspaper in 1974, assumed the editor’s position Monday.

Sheroan, 52, was born at Hardin Memorial Hospital, grew up outside Vine Grove and is a graduate of North Hardin High School. He has worked at other daily and weekly newspapers in Kentucky as well as Tennessee, Alabama, and West Virginia. His career also includes work in television and radio.

After working as a part-time sports writer while still in high school, Sheroan became a full-time member of the sports staff in 1976. He later worked as news editor, Radcliff reporter and was assistant editor of The News-Enterprise before his career took him elsewhere.

In April 2006, Sheroan returned to The News-Enterprise as presentation editor, working on the copy desk of the daily newspaper. In August 2008, he was promoted to general manager of The LaRue County Herald-News in Hodgenville and The Record in Leitchfield. He will continue to serve those weeklies during a transition period.

Sheroan and his wife, Jeanne, live in Elizabethtown and are members of First Christian Church. Also a native of Hardin County, she works as internal auditor of Kentucky Neighborhood Bank. They have two grown children, Jessica Frye of Lexington and Rebecca Thrasher of Decatur, Ala., and three grandchildren.

Sheroan succeeds Warren Wheat, who retired in October after serving as editor of The News-Enterprise since January 2002.

Lincoln Trail schedules H1N1 vaccination clinic

Lincoln Trail District Health Department

The Lincoln Trail District Health Department will hold another community-wide H1N1 vaccination clinic in Hardin County at the Pritchard Community Center Jan. 28 from 3-6 p.m.

The vaccinations are available free of charge to anyone 6 months of age and older.

Local health departments in the seven county Lincoln Trail District are continuing to accept appointments for the H1N1 influenza vaccine for anyone who cannot attend one of the school-based or community-wide clinics. The vaccinations are still free of charge.

For more information on the H1N1 flu, visit http://healthalerts.ky.gov, including updated information about H1N1 vaccine clinics, or follow KYHealthAlerts on Twitter.

Kentucky’s toll-free influenza hotline number is 1(877)843-7727; it operates from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Eastern time.

Recognition of Excellence ceremony planned Feb. 15

Fort Knox Army Community Service

The annual Recognition of Excellence Ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Fort Knox Leaders Club Candlelight Room.

The Fort Knox community is invited to join post Commander Maj. Gen. Mike Milano, and post Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell to honor the following recipients:

Officer Instructor: Maj. Brad Nelson, 3rd Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment

NCO Instructor: Staff Sgt. Ryan Feller, 3rd Battalion, 81st Armor

Civilian Instructor: Leo Hardesty, 1st Battalion, 81st Armor

Career Counselor: Sgt. 1st Class Jamile Dingle, 16th Cavalry Regiment

Reserve Career Counselor: Staff Sgt. Dawna Brown, USAARMC

Drill Sergeant: Staff Sgt. Kevin Wildman, 2nd Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment

NCO: Sgt. Scott Tolmach, 2nd Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment

Soldier: Spc. Joshua Roberts, 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry Regiment

Male Athlete: Sgt. 1st Class Willie Akins, 2nd Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment

Commander’s Cup Trophy: Marine Corps Detachment.

Pfc. pleads guilty to AWOL in court martial

Fort Knox Staff Judge Advocate

Pfc. Benjamin Andres of HHC, 2-2 Inf., 3rd BCT, 1st ID, was tried and convicted of being AWOL at a Fort Knox special court martial. He pleaded guilty to being AWOL from June 2008 to October 2009 during which time the unit was deployed to Afghanistan.

Andres was sentenced by the Judge to a bad conduct discharge, 10 months confinement, reduction to E-1, and forfeiture of $946 pay per month for 10 months.

Meade County residents eligible for IUS tuition program

Indiana University Southeast

Meade County residents are the latest Kentucky students to be eligible for in-state tuition at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Ind., across the Ohio River from Louisvile’s West End.

Meade County becomes the fifth county in Kentucky to take advantage of the tuition reciprocity program, joining Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham, and Trimble counties.

Tuition reciprocity allows Kentucky students to attend IU Southeast for the same cost as Indiana residents. The in-state tuition rate for the 2009-10 school year is $180.58 per credit hour for undergraduate students.