• By PATRICK MURPHY \ Acting Secretary of the Army

  • The federal Department of Transportation reported that distracted driving related accidents killed 3,328 United States citizens in 2012 alone. In the same year, distracted driving accidents caused 21 percent of all the fatal auto accidents involving teens ages 15 to 19 years old.


  • How often do we hear that children are the future? If that is true, then wouldn’t they be worth investing in? The sooner we begin to teach our children about diversity and equality, the sooner we can remove hate and the Hardin County School Board feels that children are worth investing in.

  • If your life ended tomorrow, how prepared would your Family be?

  • Girl Scouts would like to say “Thank You” to everyone who supported us by buying our famous cookies this year. We also thank AAFES and the commissary for allowing us to set up booths. Girls who participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program learn five skills that are essential to leadership, to success, and to life: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. In addition, the money raised supports the girls’ troop activities throughout the year.

  • I retired from the Army after 24 years of service just a couple years ago. Upon retirement, I was quickly introduced to my vocational rehab counselor Mr. Young. He helped guide me through the necessary steps to begin my college career. He as always gone above and beyond. He even helped me find employment. A job which I still hold today. Mr. Young has made the transition from military to civilian life seamless.


  • NOTE: This story was edited for length. To see the complete commentary visit: http://kentuckyguard.com/no-substitute-for-military-experience-2/.

  • I told the folks at the local dog park that they wouldn’t be seeing Moby, our one-year-old yellow Lab, for a couple of weeks. When I explained why, the men in the group collectively cringed and hitched their knees together.


    On bases around the U.S. military officials have released guidance on what military folks can and cannot do during this primary election season, citing the laws restricting partisan activity and giving special instructions on social media.


  • The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Air Force, Defense Department or the U.S. Government.

  • Take a look around every once and a while. What do you see? A television? A tree? Some flowers?

  • Over the years I’ve heard people say African-American History Month is about being divisive and it’s not needed because we all are Americans. I partially agree with that because I am an American, but I’m also an African-American and my history isn’t inclusive in American history.

  • By LISA SMITH MOLINARI/meatandpotatoes.com

    I had no business getting on that sled.

    A middle-aged Navy wife and mother of three, I should’ve been at the bottom of the hill taking pictures. But when my base neighbor handed me a red saucer after I’d been cooped up watching Jonas drop a foot and a half of snow on the hill behind our house, I really had no choice in the matter.

  • By KYLE HODGES/Fort Knox Public Affairs office

    So you got a new gun for Christmas or maybe you gave your child his or her first Red Ryder BB gun. Whether you are a first-time gun owner or seasoned firearms enthusiast, you are in a powerful position of responsibility. As such, we should always be ready to review basic/common sense firearm information and discuss how we can continue to enjoy our firearm responsibly.