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4:07 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Four Fort Knox Schools to Shut Down at End of School Year

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The inactivation of the 3rd Combat Brigade, 1st Infantry Division  at Fort Knox  is leading to the closure of half of the schools on the military base at the end of the school year.

The base currently has eight schools and about 2,000 students. Nearly 700 students on the base will leave the district when the combat brigade relocates, and four schools will be closed, according to the Department of Defense Education Activity, which oversees the schools serving military families.

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7:00 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Despite Furloughs, Basic Services and Troops Still Active at Kentucky Posts After Shutdown

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FORT KNOX — Officials at Kentucky'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.

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.

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4:13 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Fort Knox to Endure Deep Staff Cuts

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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.

That means Fort Knox will be cut by 3,300 soldiers by 2019, The Courier-Journal reports. Fort Knox had 7,667 in 2012.

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3:28 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Military Base Furlough Notices Going Out This Week

Military installations in Kentucky and elsewhere have begun receiving furlough notices this week. 

Under across-the-board spending cuts in the federal budget, civilian Defense Department employees must be furloughed 11 days between July and September. 

At Fort Campbell, that affects about 4,000 workers in support roles such as schools and the commissary.  Fort Campbell Public Affairs Director Bob Jenkins says the post is trying to keep disruptions to a minimum.

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3:18 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Services Held to Honor Fallen, Current Veterans

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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.

More than 400 people turned for a commemoration at Fort Knox.

The ceremony at the military post paid tribute to late Pfc. David P. Nash. Nash was a native Kentuckian who grew up in Whitesville and a Medal of Honor recipient.

While serving in Vietnam in 1968, Nash rolled onto an exploding grenade, sacrificing himself and saving the lives of three fellow soldiers.

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9:53 am
Fri May 17, 2013

One Killed, Several Injured in Exercise at Fort Knox

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 Army post.

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.

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.

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12:11 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Following Shooting, Fort Knox Remains on Heightened Security

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  The Pentagon says an Army civilian employee has died following a shooting incident in a parking lot at Fort Knox in Kentucky.

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.

Chris Grey, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigative Command, said authorities "are investigating a personal incident and not a random act of violence."

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