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Today's Opinions

  • Law Day celebrating 50th anniversary

    Fort Knox Staff Judge Advocate

    Fifty years ago President Eisenhower proclaimed May 1 as the first “Law Day,” and stated that it was a “day of national dedication to the principle of government under law.”

    Due to the importance of law to military operations around the world, this year Fort Knox is celebrating Law Day, throughout May and June.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    The Fort Knox High School junior class and sponsors thank the parents and community for supporting this year’s prom.

    A special thanks goes to Theresa Cota-Robles, the junior class parent representative, who spent much time ensuring that the prom would be a success.

    FKHS is fortunate to have such a great support system from our community.

    Fort Knox High junior class

     

    Clara Barton’s legacy lives on One hundred and twenty seven years ago this month, on May 21, 1881, a 60-year-old woman founded the American Red Cross.

  • Community anticipates Hooray for Heroes

    By BRIG. GEN. DON CAMPBELL

    Fort Knox Commander

    Saturday is Armed Forces Day, and our civilian neighbors are taking the time and making a great effort to recognize our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines with a day-long event, Hooray for Heroes.

  • Bicycle helmets required on Fort Knox, safety a concern

    Fort Knox Safety Office

    The weather’s turning warmer as the days are getting longer, and more and more cyclists are taking to the roads.

    Along with using personal protective equipment, rider actions and reactions play a major role in contributing to injury-free cycling enjoyment. The following safety tips will help ensure safe summer cycling:

    n Bicycle helmets that have been approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission must be worn by all personnel on bicycles, including family members who ride bicycles on Army installations.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Duty to your country, or football?

    Good question.

    U. S. Military Academy star senior safety Caleb Campbell and the U.S. Army, however, gave the wrong answer. And  sports editor John Neville had the gall to use David “the Admiral” Robinson’s name in  his  whimsical  column last week on the matter.

    I remind  him  that Robinson served two years on real active duty prior to jumping his Navy ship to NBA stardom.

  • Derby day impressions: Big Brown, Twin Spires, beautiful hats, disaster

    By MAUREEN ROSE

    Turret Staff Writer

    maureen.rose@us.army.mil

    Saturday I attended my first Kentucky Derby.

    The day started out sadly; the overnight rain deposited a chilly, sodden dawn. As a photographer looking for good shots, I held little hope for the day.

  • A salute to post’s public servants

    By BRIG. GEN. DON CAMPBELL

    Fort Knox Commander

    Sunday begins the 23rd annual Public Service Recognition Week, and I want to be among the first to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the federal, state, county, and local employees servicing Fort Knox and the surrounding communities.  

  • Grand Theft Auto game blasted for ‘drunk driving’

    Community Anti-Drug Coalitions Of America

    While drunk driving continues to be one of our nation´s deadliest acts, killing nearly 13,500 people each year, the latest version of the popular Grand Theft Auto video game allows players to get behind the wheel and experience drunk driving.

    Substance abuse prevention advocates and national organizations, including CADCA, are concerned that the game normalizes a behavior that costs thousands of lives and injuries.