Deparment of Veterans Affairs http://wkms.org en Kentucky Homeless Veterans on the Rise http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-homeless-veterans-rise <p></p><p>New data shows that the number of homeless veterans in Kentucky is on the rise. The increase is partly a result of troop drawdowns in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.</p><p>Beginning in 2009, troops serving in Middle East began redeploying home in large numbers. The number of those having trouble finding work or a place to live increased along with it. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:23:41 +0000 Jonathan Meador 36580 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Homeless Veterans on the Rise Korea Vets Offered Free Book http://wkms.org/post/korea-vets-offered-free-book <p></p><p></p><p>The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs is giving free copies of a Korean War coffee table book to veterans of that conflict.</p><p>The book is "Korea Reborn: A Grateful Nation Honors War Veterans for 60 Years of Growth," and is hardbound with photos. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:48:47 +0000 The Associated Press 36453 at http://wkms.org Korea Vets Offered Free Book 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