Our Readers Write

  • Former services rep thanks community for support during illness

    First of all, Mildred and I would like to thank all the veterans and survivors who came to our office and allowed us to assist them with their claims to the Department of Veterans Affairs. As many are already aware, we are no longer at the Fort Knox Veteran Service Office after we have retired in January of this year.

    Apparently our retirement was timely, due to some health concerns on my part.

  • Reader thanks NCO for act of kindness

    Many of us have read about, performed and/or been the recipient of a random act of kindness. I am a recipient.
    Thank you Sgt. 1st Class Peck (I do not have a first name or a Fort Knox unit, read the name on his chest) for the act of kindness to me late Wednesday afternoon, March 11.
    I’d stopped my car in the median on N. Logsdson Pkwy., (in) Radcliff. This was my third time stopping, responding to a bright red light that popped on (and, obeying instructions in my owner’s manual), while trying to get to the repair shop.

  • Barr Library recognized

    Dear Mr. Wicker:

    This letter is to commend the work of Mr. Michael Steinmacher, the director of the Barrr Memorial Library.

  • Ed Center thanks Soldier

    Every once in a while life teaches us a lesson that we hadn’t anticipated. A very courageous and extremely nice young Soldier was helping out the Education Center for a few days while waiting on his medical board to be finalized. I was working on a 4 ft by 8 ft board for the annual holiday card contest that takes place around the Fort Knox Parade Field.

  • 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

    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

    Garrison Commander