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One week after Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced women in the U.S. military can serve in any combat role, a federal appeals court is considering a lawsuit from a men's group that says a male-only draft is unconstitutional.

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UPDATE: Two Army pilots are dead after a helicopter crash  during a training mission near Fort Campbell.

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The Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs has received a $618,437 federal grant to help explore defense-related economic opportunities statewide.

Specifically, those funds come from the Department of Defense's Office of Economic Adjustment, an organization responsible for supporting state and local governments dealing with defense program changes.

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  The U.S. Army has announced the details of its plan to cut 40,000 troops over the next two years and it calls for Fort Campbell’s personnel to be reduced by 363 soldiers - far less than some thought.

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  The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a $393,000 grant to the Pennyrile Area Development District in response to military budget cuts.

The grant comes after the DoD deactivated Fort Campbell’s 159th Combat Aviation Brigade last November, a move that decreased the base's active soldier population by 2,400.

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  A decision on possible troop reductions at Fort Campbell, once expected by the end of June, has been pushed to the end of this month.

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  An amendment championed by Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator would change the way deployed military personnel are counted in the Census.

Rand Paul’s amendment would require the Census to count all deployed servicemen and women at the base or port where they lived before deployment. Currently, those individuals are counted as part of the U.S. overseas population.

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  Local leaders around Fort Campbell are waiting for a decision by the end of this month regarding possible troop reductions at the base on the Kentucky/Tennessee border.

Special Programming for 4th of July Weekend

Jun 10, 2015
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We're celebrating Independence Day all weekend long with special programming, including concerts, documentaries and a Fireworks Rhythm & Blues Revue produced by Dr. Bob! Here's the list of dates and times so you can mark your calendar for a fun-filled weekend.

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Fort Campbell is closer to breaking ground on an alternative energy project that will build the largest solar array in the state. 

Last week, project coordinators received the green light to break ground in two weeks’ time which will see installation of 5,814 solar modules on 25 acres generating over 2,466 megawatt-hours of electricity annually.  

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