New brigade helps fuel growth in, aro...

New brigade helps fuel growth in, around Knox

There are 13 comments on the Army Times story from Nov 1, 2009, titled New brigade helps fuel growth in, around Knox. In it, Army Times reports that:

Fort Knox reached a milestone as part of the military's base realignment with the partial arrival of its first active brigade available for combat deployment since the mid-1990s. The arrival of the first wave of troops from the unit nicknamed "Duke Brigade" is part of a transition expected to add about 11,500 residents - soldiers, civilians and ...

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JBK502

Louisville, KY

#1 Nov 4, 2009
Radcliff is not prepared for this AT ALL. The traffic on Dixie HWY between 4 and 5p is horrible. I don't know if the economy is to blame (lack of funds) or the city officials.
really

Trinity, TX

#2 Nov 5, 2009
Your complaining about traffic? The government has brought all of these troops here and can not provide them a place to live. Base housing is full and the men and women that are protecting our country are being forced to live in hotels around the area with their families. Someone definitly should have done better planning.
dartman

Louisville, KY

#3 Nov 5, 2009
really wrote:
Your complaining about traffic? The government has brought all of these troops here and can not provide them a place to live. Base housing is full and the men and women that are protecting our country are being forced to live in hotels around the area with their families. Someone definitly should have done better planning.
the City of Radcliff is a joke!
noone

AOL

#4 Nov 6, 2009
Wait.. Just a question.. but how exactly is base housing being full the City of Racliff's failure to prepare for the base reallignment? That would be a GOVERNMENT FAILURE to prepare, not a RADCLIFF failure. Radcliff has built new apartment buildings, townhomes, schools, realligning the elementary schools, and yes everything isn't to the last detail perfect. But, in all we have done everything in our power as a City to make it easier and welcoming. As far as the housing on base...... take that up with.. umm dunno who handles the housing and government contracts. But I do know that I have a neighbor that was working for over a year in construction building the housing there for the reallignment... The main company that was doing the jobs contract ended about 3 or 4 months ago and it wasn't picked back up, all of the workers were laid off.
noone

AOL

#5 Nov 6, 2009
**added note** Lets take a moment to be greatful. She was a single mother doing construction work on Fort Knox. Now she is jobless going into Christmas. Granted its not wonderful to stay in a hotel, however, you have a paying job, family, and the military is I'm sure reembursing your hotel bill.
JBK502

Louisville, KY

#6 Nov 9, 2009
@really- Radcliff's streets and highways aren't sufficient enough, IMO, to accommodate the influx of people brought on by BRAC. The fact that there isn't enough housing is another issue, which you made some good points; but as noone stated, that isn't Radcliff's failure, but unfortunately it's the gov'ts. It's going to be a difficult transition for the troops, their families and the residents of Radcliff and it's disappointing that the City of Radcliff didn't do a better job at preparing everyone for it.
Yowsersd

Louisville, KY

#7 Nov 14, 2009
Not that I enjoy the 1950s housing on Post @ Ft Knox, but I think that the multi-family buildings they have now are better to accommodate the influx better than the mass of duplexes they're looking to build. I know of at least 2 buildings (that's 4-6 actual townhomes) that are now void of occupancy. And these are just the ones I pass on a daily basis. Who knows how many are actually vacant that are deeper in the housing area. They've decided to state the demolition and reconstruction of housing AS these troops are being sent here... It's bad planning at it's finest.
Yowsersd

Louisville, KY

#8 Nov 14, 2009
start demolition* not state. Moreover, that's 4-6 townhomes per building. Sorry, just waking up.
TROOPS

Vine Grove, KY

#9 Nov 14, 2009
Support Our Troops!!!

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#10 Dec 20, 2009
I was out there a few weeks ago visiting, and the traffic isn't nearly as bad as it was when the 194th Armored Brigade was REALLY the 10,000 soldier 194th SAB back in the 80's. Ya'll must have gotten spoiled.
Marine

Greenbrier, AR

#12 Dec 23, 2009
How many folks are moving to Knox as the result of BRAC??

Since: Sep 07

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#13 Dec 24, 2009
Marine wrote:
How many folks are moving to Knox as the result of BRAC??
I'm not sure about the loss of the Armor school, but they are getting an Infantry brigade of 4500.
Jenn

Campbellsville, KY

#14 Dec 28, 2009
noone wrote:
**added note** Lets take a moment to be greatful. She was a single mother doing construction work on Fort Knox. Now she is jobless going into Christmas. Granted its not wonderful to stay in a hotel, however, you have a paying job, family, and the military is I'm sure reembursing your hotel bill.
Actually the military does NOT reimburse...only basic allowance for housing which usually does not cover the cost involved with moving and having to be transient especially with children for sometimes months on end

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