military http://wkms.org en Owensboro Airport Expanding http://wkms.org/post/owensboro-airport-expanding <p>The Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport has seen marked growth over the last few years and shows no sign of stopping.&nbsp; The airport has expanded its runway to 8,000 feet,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">making it the third airport in Kentucky with a runway 8,000 feet or longer (CORRECTED: WKMS originally reported the Owensboro runway was the third longest in Kentucky).</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:28:24 +0000 Allison Crawford 41904 at http://wkms.org Owensboro Airport Expanding Murray Native Serves Aboard the USS Washington http://wkms.org/post/murray-native-serves-aboard-uss-washington <p>For this Veteran's Day "Sounds Good" Kate Lochte speaks with a Navy man on active duty in the South China Sea, Dakota Holland. &nbsp;He's the son of Rachel Tubbs and David Holland of Murray. &nbsp;The Navy Office of Community Outreach in Millington, Tennessee set up this conversation with Petty Officer Holland, now serving aboard the USS George Washington, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier home ported in Yokosuka, Japan. The carrier and its airwing provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the US and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. &nbsp; Holland graduated from Calloway County High in 2011. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:49:40 +0000 Kate Lochte 36465 at http://wkms.org Murray Native Serves Aboard the USS Washington Fort Campbell Will See Shortened Work Week http://wkms.org/post/fort-campbell-will-see-shortened-work-week <p>Fort Campbell’s garrison commander says civilian employees will be cut to four-day work weeks starting in July, as part of a furlough program <a href="http://wkms.org/post/sequestration-could-affect-ft-campbell-employees">stemming from budget cuts</a>.</p><p>Col. David Dellinger said the post’s school employees will have it differently - they will be required to take five furlough days between August and September.</p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:26:59 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 32427 at http://wkms.org Fort Campbell Will See Shortened Work Week Kentucky Senate Designates Electronic Military Voting as Chief Priority http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-senate-designates-electronic-military-voting-chief-priority <p></p><p>Giving Kentucky service members and their spouses the ability to cast absentee ballots electronically is the priority of the Kentucky State Senate heading into the 2013 legislative session, Senate President-elect Robert Stivers said on Monday. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 20:36:34 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 26487 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Senate Designates Electronic Military Voting as Chief Priority Ky. Parks Offer Discount to Military Members http://wkms.org/post/ky-parks-offer-discount-military-members <p>Current and former military members can stay at Kentucky state parks for a discount starting Nov. 1. They will be able to stay in lodge rooms starting at $44.95 a night and cottages starting at $74.95 excluding tax. To get the discount, military members are required to have proof of their service at check-in. The discount will run through March 31. Through October, military members can get a 10 percent discount to camp or lodge in state parks.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 12:53:30 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 22959 at http://wkms.org Ky. Parks Offer Discount to Military Members Ky. National Guard Deploys to Horn of Africa http://wkms.org/post/ky-national-guard-deploys-horn-africa <p>Over 500 Kentucky National Guard members are on their way to the Horn of Africa. Soldiers from all over the state, including Paducah, Cadiz, Hopkinsville, Owensboro and Madisonville set out for a nine month deployment as part of the 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 17:13:53 +0000 Angela Hatton 21680 at http://wkms.org Ky. National Guard Deploys to Horn of Africa Active Duty Members and Family Get Free Summer Museum Admission http://wkms.org/post/active-duty-members-and-family-get-free-summer-museum-admission <p>Active duty personnel and their families can attend more than 1,500 museums nationwide for free today. The Blue Star Families Program is a collaborative effort by&nbsp;National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense to give free museum admission to military families during the summer. Executive Director of the River Discovery Center in Paducah says up to five family members can get in free, and the active duty member doesn&rsquo;t even need to be present.</p> Mon, 28 May 2012 15:56:05 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18140 at http://wkms.org Active Duty Members and Family Get Free Summer Museum Admission Panetta Visits Fort Campbell http://wkms.org/post/panetta-visits-fort-campbell <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;">Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the military will not be intimidated by the attacks on U.S. soldiers in the wake of the Quran burnings. He made the comments today during a visit to Fort Campbell, where hundreds of soldiers will deploy this year as a part of a new Afghanistan advisory mission. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 22:47:01 +0000 Gary Pitts 17132 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Bill Would Aid Unemployed Military Spouses http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-bill-would-aid-unemployed-military-spouses <p><span class="article-content"><span>Military spouses who leave their jobs in Tennessee because of the frequent moves required in the military would be eligible for unemployment benefits under a proposed state bill. The measure moved quickly through the Senate last week after Governor Bill Haslam included $280,000 for the bill in his fiscal year budget proposal. With thousands of soldiers based at Fort Campbell, the state estimates about a third of military personnel are transferred each year. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 14:24:20 +0000 Todd Hatton 16979 at http://wkms.org