Major Road Closure beginning Oct. 26
22 Oct 2021 10:04
There will be a major disruption in traffic patterns for in and outbound traffic beginning Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. for an estimated two weeks. Spearhead Division Avenue will be closed between Bullion Boulevard and S Knox Street while repairs are made to the bridge and the rail bed. Traffic signals on the installation will be adjusted for the new traffic flow. Please follow the posted detour signs. Expect delays.

IMPORTANT information affecting the entire installation: Fort Knox energy Black Start Exercise Oct. 27
20 Oct 2021 09:54
The Fort Knox Directorate of Public Works will be conducting an energy Black Start Exercise Wednesday, Oct. 27 to test the post’s decentralized power generation systems. • All commercial power from Louisville Gas & Electric will be shut off at 6 a.m. • All areas of post – with the exception of some outlying range areas – will experience power outages at this time. • It is anticipated that the outages will last no more than 12-15 minutes; however, crews will be on hand to monitor, identify and rapidly troubleshoot any issues that may result. • The test will also allow proof of operation of dedicated building generators and emergency lighting systems. • Fort Knox is scheduled to operate on its own power until external power from LG&E is turned back on at 2 p.m. o It is possible that another power outage or “blink” could occur at this time. Key points: 1. Avoid using electrical equipment from 5:55-6:15 a.m. a. Do not use a treadmill, electric oven/stove, washer, dryer, etc. during this time. b. Equipment susceptible to power surges should also be unplugged during this time. d. Reset electric clocks to the proper time after 6:15 a.m. 2. If power remains off for more than a 15-minute duration period: a. If living in a Knox Hills neighborhood: Report the outage to Knox Hills maintenance. b. Otherwise, call the DPW emergency work order desk at 502-624-1171. 3. Do not use elevators from 5:55-6:15 a.m. 4. Use particular caution during the aforementioned times when: a. Approaching traffic lights and driving through intersections b. Walking in areas that could become very dark without lighting 5. Heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) a. Power outages/blinks can "catch" HVAC equipment at the wrong time and cause the equipment to lock itself out to protect vulnerable components from being damaged. If HVAC systems do not begin producing cool air (or warm air if it is set to heating on Oct. 27), report it to Knox Hills maintenance (if in Housing) or the DPW emergency work order desk at 502-624-1171. This exercise is vital to identifying any power systems issues and ensuring that the post can operate independent from the external energy grid when needed. Everyone’s support, patience and understanding are appreciated.

On-post trick-or-treating: What the Fort Knox community needs to know
20 Oct 2021 09:53
• Time & date: o 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 31 • Households distributing candy: o Turn porchlights ON o Wear cloth face coverings o Candy must be commercially packaged o Candy cannot be distributed by hand, even if gloves are worn o Distribute candy from a large, open-mouth container (e.g., bowl, bucket) and using a kitchen utensil (e.g., tongs, large spoon) • Households NOT distributing candy: o Turn porchlights OFF • Trick or treaters (and adults supervising trick or treaters): o Wear cloth face coverings o Abide by CDC and Fort Knox social distancing guidelines and instructions o Only one trick or treater (or family of trick or treaters) may approach a home at one time. All others must wait on the sidewalk until the walkway is clear. NOTE 1: Residents who are sick as well as residents with household members who are sick cannot participate in trick-or-treating activities. NOTE 2: On-post unit and organization trunk or treats are authorized only when Fort Knox Public Health approval has been obtained. NOTE 3: Large gatherings, parties as well as haunted houses are not authorized on Fort Knox.

Community Information Exchange Oct 26
19 Oct 2021 08:30
Please join us for the quarterly Fort Knox Community Information Exchange (CIE) at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct 26 in the Saber & Quill’s Heritage Room. This session will cover a wide range of topics that are timely, relevant and impactful to the Fort Knox community. This will also double as a town hall where we welcome questions. Leaders from virtually all of our service-oriented organizations will be on hand, so it’s an ideal occasion for anyone to pose and get answers to their questions. NOTE: Those unable to attend the CIE in person may also ask questions in advance by emailing or submitting questions during the event on the Fort Knox Facebook live feed.

Automated Installation Entry pedestals and hand scanners used at installation gates not operational Oct. 12-22
13 Oct 2021 14:52
Automated Installation Entry pedestals and hand scanners used at installation gates will not be operational from Oct. 12-22 for hardware/software updates. During this time all DoD ID card holders should present their ID Card to the guards for physical identity proofing. Those without a DOD ID should be prepared to present an AIE pass and a copy of their driver’s license. Those without a pass should still go to the Visitor Center to obtain one. Impacts to gate throughput are expected to be minor. All adult occupants in the vehicle are required provide a DOD ID or pass with driver’s license.

"Antler Alert"
13 Oct 2021 14:51
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is issuing an "Antler Alert" to remind motorists that it’s peak season for highway collisions involving deer and other wildlife on the move. “Shorter days and cooler nights, October through December, bring a noticeable increase in highway collisions involving deer,” KYTC Secretary Jim Gray said. “Drivers should be vigilant at all times, but the autumn presents a special challenge for drivers, with deer and other wildlife increasingly on the move, often at night.” Every year, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. issues a closely watched report of collisions involving deer and other wildlife, based on insurance claims. For the year that ended June 30, 2020, State Farm reported more than 1.9 million animal collision claims in the United States, of which 1.5 million involved deer. On average, U.S. drivers have a 1 in 116 chance of a collision with an animal. Kentucky ranks above the national average and 18th among the states at 1 chance in 88. Drivers in neighboring West Virginia run the highest risk – 1 in 37, according to State Farm. (View the report here [Caution- ].) As the report notes, highway crash rates involving wildlife increase sharply in October, November and December with mating seasons, hunting seasons and fall harvests, which will prompt deer to roam in search of new hiding places and sources of food. In Kentucky, 2,091 highway crashes involving deer were reported to police in 2020, according to a data base maintained by Kentucky State Police and closely followed by the KYTC Office of Highway Safety. Of that total, 123 occurred in Boone County – more than in any other county. Rounding out the 10 highest totals were Christian County (101), Hopkins County (95), Campbell County (93), Hardin County (86), Warren County (85), Muhlenberg County (75), Pulaski County (70), Henderson County (69) and Franklin and Kenton counties (68 each). A complete list is here KYTC offers these driving tips to help improve safety: * Slow down immediately upon spotting a deer crossing the roadway; they tend to travel in groups. * Don’t swerve to avoid a deer, which can result in a more serious crash with an oncoming vehicle or roadside object. * In the event of a crash, keep both hands on the wheel and apply brakes steadily until stopped. * Always wear a seat belt. * Keep headlights on bright unless other vehicles are approaching. * Eliminate distractions while driving: Phones down! * Drive defensively, constantly scanning the roadside, especially at dawn and dusk when deer are most active. Motorists are asked to report all deer-vehicle collisions to police. KYTC traffic engineers use the crash data to aid in placing deer-crossing warning signs and other safety measures.