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2:00 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

'Louisville and the Great War' Exhibit Recalls Camp Zachary Taylor Army Installation

Camp Zachary Taylor in 1917. The view is to the north from what is now Poplar Level Road and Taylor Avenue. The farmhouse in the foreground was the residence of Camp Taylor Commander Gen. Henry Hale and stll stands.
Ken Maguire/Camp Zachary Taylor Historical Society

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I.

Three years after it started, the United States joined the fighting. And Louisville played an important role in the massive mobilization effort that was launched to get soldiers ready for the battlefield.

That role is the focus of an exhibit at the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum in Old Louisville.

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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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