Fort Knox, Kentucky -- Fort Knox leaders on May 2 announced Meade County Chamber of Commerce Director Carole Logsdon as the 2019 Fort Knox Gold Neighbor.

This recognition is bestowed annually at the Fort Knox Community Partnership Dinner to an individual of the greater Fort Knox region who has distinguished oneself in fostering strong partnership between the installation and surrounding communities.

During the presentation, Logsdon was described as a "cheerleader for and champion of Fort Knox" and was lauded for actively organizing engagements that facilitated greater awareness in the Fort Knox and Meade County communities of each other's activities.

Expressing surprise and emotion as she was congratulated by Fort Knox and area community leaders in attendance, Fort Knox Commander Maj. Gen. John Evans Jr. presented her with the customary Gold Neighbor blazer.

"I always wanted someone from Meade County to become a Gold Neighbor," Logsdon said. "I just didn't know that it would be me."

Logsdon joins these community leaders who have received this honor: Carl, Anne, Bob and Jan Swope as well as the late Bill and Betty Swope; Barbara Proffitt and her late husband Ronnie; Charlie Thurman and his late wife Claudia; Erika and Gene Gudenkauf; Greg Milby; Hollie Sexton; Randy Action; Charlotte Masterson; Dr. James Ramsey; Nannette Johnston; Brad Richardson; and Carl Cornelius.