Deparment of Veterans Affairs

Education
2:03 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Murray State Named "Veteran-Friendly" School

Murray State University stands as one of the most veteran-friendly schools in the country, according to a national survey.

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Government
2:42 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Fort Campbell Hospital Makes Room to Treat Retirees

U.S. Army Captain Sharika Labrie from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital administers a flu vaccine to retired U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Troy Johnson during Retiree Appreciation Day in 2010. In 2004, BACH had to quit seeing retirees on a regular basis because so many doctors and nurses were deployed.
Credit Army Medicine / Flickr

While VA hospitals are dealing with long wait times, Fort Campbell’s health system has excess capacity. Blanchfield Army Community Hospital has reopened its facilities to a limited number of retirees for the first time in a decade. Enrollment was cut off to veterans in 2004 because so many doctors and nurses were deployed to the Middle East.

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Government
4:23 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Kentucky Homeless Veterans on the Rise

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.

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.

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Government
6:48 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Korea Vets Offered Free Book

The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs is giving free copies of a Korean War coffee table book to veterans of that conflict.

The book is "Korea Reborn: A Grateful Nation Honors War Veterans for 60 Years of Growth," and is hardbound with photos.

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Government
4:07 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Essential Government Agencies Will Remain Open In Event of Shutdown

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. 

If Congress cannot pass  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. 

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