fort knox http://wfpl.org en Four Fort Knox Schools to Shut Down at End of School Year http://wfpl.org/post/four-fort-knox-schools-shut-down-end-school-year <p>The inactivation of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.knox.army.mil/forscom/3ibct/">3<sup>rd</sup> Combat Brigade, 1st Infantry Division</a> &nbsp;at Fort Knox &nbsp;is leading to the closure of half of the schools on the military base at the end of the school year.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:07:07 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8785 at http://wfpl.org Four Fort Knox Schools to Shut Down at End of School Year Despite Furloughs, Basic Services and Troops Still Active at Kentucky Posts After Shutdown http://wfpl.org/post/despite-furloughs-basic-services-and-troops-still-active-kentucky-posts-after-shutdown <p>FORT KNOX &mdash; Officials at Kentucky&#39;s two major Army posts say basic services such as utilities, public safety and hospital emergency services were still functioning despite a partial government shutdown.</p><p>Fort Knox Garrison Commander Col. T.J. Edwards says some civilian employees have received furlough notices, but soldiers and other essential personnel were still on duty.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Associated Press 7052 at http://wfpl.org Despite Furloughs, Basic Services and Troops Still Active at Kentucky Posts After Shutdown Fort Knox to Endure Deep Staff Cuts http://wfpl.org/post/fort-knox-endure-deep-staff-cuts <p>WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army is slashing the number of combat brigades from 45 to 33, and shifting thousands of soldiers out of bases around the country as it moves forward with the long-planned move to cut the size of the service by 80,000.</p><p>That means Fort Knox will be cut by<a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20130625/NEWS01/306250059/Budget-cuts-reduce-personnel-by-43-Fort-Knox-additional-cuts-Fort-Campbell">&nbsp;3,300 soldiers by 2019</a>, The Courier-Journal reports. Fort Knox had&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">7,667 in 2012.</span></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:13:52 +0000 Associated Press 5908 at http://wfpl.org Fort Knox to Endure Deep Staff Cuts Military Base Furlough Notices Going Out This Week http://wfpl.org/post/military-base-furlough-notices-going-out-week <p>Military installations in Kentucky and elsewhere have begun receiving furlough notices this week.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Under across-the-board spending cuts in the federal budget, civilian Defense Department employees must be furloughed 11 days between July and September.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At Fort Campbell, that affects about 4,000 workers in support roles such as schools and the commissary.&nbsp; Fort Campbell Public Affairs Director Bob Jenkins says the post is trying to keep disruptions to a minimum.</span></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:28:03 +0000 Lisa Autry | Kentucky Public Radio 5678 at http://wfpl.org Military Base Furlough Notices Going Out This Week Services Held to Honor Fallen, Current Veterans http://wfpl.org/post/services-held-honor-fallen-current-veterans Ceremonies were held across the region on this Memorial Day to honor those who gave their lives during military service and current troops stationed around the world.<p> More than 400 people turned for a commemoration at Fort Knox.<p> The ceremony at the military post paid tribute to late Pfc. David P. Nash. Mon, 27 May 2013 19:18:18 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 5562 at http://wfpl.org Services Held to Honor Fallen, Current Veterans One Killed, Several Injured in Exercise at Fort Knox http://wfpl.org/post/one-killed-several-injured-exercise-fort-knox <p>A U.S. Army spokesman says one member of the U.S. Navy was killed and several others injured during a training exercise at the Fort Knox&nbsp;Army post.</p><p>Fort Knox spokesman Ryan Brus said Friday the accident happened at 9:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday and involved members of a Naval branch at the post in central Kentucky.</p><p>Brus had no other details and referred calls to U.S. Navy Lt. David Lloyd. Lloyd did not immediately return a call to The Associated Press.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 13:53:35 +0000 The Associated Press 5434 at http://wfpl.org Following Shooting, Fort Knox Remains on Heightened Security http://wfpl.org/post/following-shooting-fort-knox-remains-heightened-security <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Pentagon says an Army civilian employee has died following a shooting incident in a parking lot at Fort Knox in Kentucky.</p><p>Military officials said in a news release late Wednesday that the victim was an employee of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command. The shooting occurred outside the command. He was transported to the Ireland Army Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 04:11:22 +0000 Associated Press 4820 at http://wfpl.org Following Shooting, Fort Knox Remains on Heightened Security