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Fort Knox post’s military newspaper to cease publication Sept. 27

After 70 years, the newspaper serving the Fort Knox military post will cease publication Sept. 27th.

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO
STAFF REPORT

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 — The newspaper that has served the Fort Knox military post for 70 years will cease publication on Thursday, Sept. 27th.

The Gold Standard, the post’s weekly newspaper, will cease operations following its final edition, according to a story published last Thursday on the paper’s front page.

Ryan Brus, a post public affairs officer, called the announcement “bittersweet,” but the paper leaves a legacy that all of those individuals who assisted in its publication should take pride in.

After the paper shuts down, the news content created by the post’s public affairs office will be posted on a new Fort Knox news website, www.army.mil/knox. News posted on the site will also be shared on the post’s social media sites as well.

Brus explained to readers that the biggest changes will how quickly news gets published.

“Same-day and next-day will now be the new norm so that people can depend on Fort Knox’s aforementioned communications mediums for the latest information on notable Fort Knox events and activities.”

Since it began publication in 1948 as Inside the Turret, then just Turret, and later The Gold Standard, the newspaper has been printed and supported by a contract with the Elizabethtown News and its successor, The News-Enterprise.

The newspaper’s most recent name change came in 2012, following the end of Fort Knox’s primary mission as the Home of Armor. The newspaper was distributed free at more than 450 locations on post and surrounding areas.

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