Department of Defense http://wkms.org en Fort Knox Not Being Considered to House Child Refugees http://wkms.org/post/fort-knox-not-being-considered-house-child-refugees <p>Fort Knox will not receive child immigrants, despite being mentioned by lawmakers, including Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. Kentucky 3<sup>rd</sup> District Representative John Yarmuth issued a statement Monday stating the Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed it is not considering Fort Knox for housing of children fleeing violence south of the border. The Depart of Defense had submitted Fort Knox as a site large enough to house the immigrants, but HHS has final say.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:01:00 +0000 Troy Taylor 42283 at http://wkms.org Fort Knox Not Being Considered to House Child Refugees Pentagon Budget-Cutting Plans Sure To Draw Flak http://wkms.org/post/pentagon-budget-cutting-plans-sure-draw-flak <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/24/281955972/pentagon-budget-cutting-plans-sure-to-draw-flak/#0001" target="_self">Click here</a> to jump to Monday afternoon's highlights of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's announcement. We've rewritten the top of this post since Hagel announced his budget plan.<p>The U.S. military's budget is heading for big changes, says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. On Monday, Hagel unveiled his plan to shrink the size of the Army and Marines and cut both benefits and equipment. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:02:52 +0000 Mark Memmott 38882 at http://wkms.org Pentagon Budget-Cutting Plans Sure To Draw Flak Essential Government Agencies Will Remain Open In Event of Shutdown http://wkms.org/post/essential-government-agencies-will-remain-open-event-shutdown <p>With the possibility of a federal shutdown only hours away, government agencies have produced detailed contingency plans of how the shutdown would affect their operations as well as services in our listening area.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If Congress cannot pass &nbsp;a spending bill by midnight, most federal agencies will tell non-essential government employees to stay home on Tuesday. However, a few entities are considered essential programs and will continue to operate under mandatory spending.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:07:01 +0000 Rob Canning 35325 at http://wkms.org Essential Government Agencies Will Remain Open In Event of Shutdown Delta Regional Authority Hosts Free Medical Clinic For Mayfield Residents http://wkms.org/post/delta-regional-authority-hosts-free-medical-clinic-mayfield-residents <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than 100 people received free medical care on the first day of a </span>week-long<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> run for a free clinic in Mayfield.&nbsp; The medical services are part of an Innovative Readiness Program hosted by the Delta Regional Authority&nbsp; in partnership with the Department of Defense. The program provides budding military doctors training in disaster response situations before being deployed to duty.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:07:19 +0000 Rob Canning 33721 at http://wkms.org Delta Regional Authority Hosts Free Medical Clinic For Mayfield Residents Free Medical Services Coming to Mayfield http://wkms.org/post/free-medical-services-coming-mayfield <p></p><p>Free medical services will be offered in August in Mayfield thanks to a partnership between the Department of Defense and Delta Regional Authority. Mayor Teresa Cantrell says the medical, dental and eye care services will be offered through the DOD’s Innovative Readiness Training Program, which aims to prepare the military in case of a disaster and provide services to the community. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:48:14 +0000 Whitney Jones 33223 at http://wkms.org Free Medical Services Coming to Mayfield