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Government
2:18 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

New Hopkinsville Chamber Director Outlines Plans to Grow Community

Marian Mason has returned to her childhood home of Christian County as the new Executive Director of the Christian County Chamber of Commerce. On Sounds Good, she speaks with Kate Lochte about some of the efforts in the works in the Hopkinsville/Christian Co. area, such as connecting veterans with jobs (after First Lady Michelle Obama's recent Fort Campbell visit), legislative agenda successes, community vision plan, entrepreneurial business plan competition and the recent rebranding/remodeling of the Chamber building.

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Government
1:24 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

First Lady and Dr. Biden Unveil New Website to Assist Career-Searching Veterans

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First lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden announced a new website designed to find former soldiers jobs at a comprehensive Veterans Jobs Summit and Career Forum at Fort Campbell Wednesday. 

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Government
3:08 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Christian County Chamber to Participate in "Hiring Our Heroes" Forum at Fort Campbell

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The Christian County Chamber of Commerce is participating in one of three panel discussions during the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Jobs Summit & Career Forum at Fort Campbell this Wednesday. First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden are also scheduled to speak at the event. 

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Society
2:20 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

IFHF Reaches Milestone for Ft. Campbell Traumatic Brain Injury Center

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Ft. Campbell Kentucky's Center to Diagnose and Treat Traumatic Brain Injury has hit a construction milestone. Kate Lochte speaks with Arnold Fisher, a family representative of the national fundraising effort, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The center will provide diagnosis and treatment for wounded, injured and ill military heroes while creating programs for rehabilitation and recovery.

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The Two-Way
2:02 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Pentagon Budget-Cutting Plans Sure To Draw Flak

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Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 4:37 pm

Click here 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.

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Business
4:41 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Construction on Oak Grove Village Mall Project Near Fort Campbell Finally Underway

Former state Sen. Joey Pendleton cuts the ribbon marking the beginning of construction on Oak Grove Village.

  Construction has finally begun on the long-in-development, 110-acre Oak Grove Village mall project, near Fort Campbell. John Null explains the hold-up and what Oak Grove Village might do for the cities of Hopkinsville and Oak Grove.

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Education
7:25 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Christian County Officials To Develop Contingency Plan in Event of DoDEA Cuts

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Christian County School Officials are discussing a possible contingency plan should the school face an influx of students from Fort Campbell.  

The issue came up during a Local Planning Committee meeting concerning long-term facility upgrades last week.

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Government
2:10 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Military Official: Kentucky Army Posts Will See Another Round of BRAC

As operations in Iraq and Afghanistan come to a conclusion, a top military official in Kentucky says Fort Knox and Fort Campbell should brace for changes.  In a speech Wednesday to the Bowling Green Noon Rotary Club, Colonel David Thompson said BRAC is coming again to military installations nationwide.

“It’s gonna come with a vengeance in my view," predicted Thompson.  "As we come out of this war effort, the infrastructure that we have out there is clearly unsupportable.  From a business perspective, you can’t have more structure than you have force.  At some point, the math is not going to work.”

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Military
6:54 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Historic Combat Team Returns From Afghanistan

Soldiers with a regiment whose roots trace to World War II's fabled "Band of Brothers" are set to return from their final deployment to Afghanistan.

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Government
6:24 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Fort Campbell Drops Retiree Appreciation Day

Fort Campbell has canceled Retiree Appreciation Day, saying the government shutdown makes the event impossible.

Garrison Commander Col. David Dellinger says a review of what services would be available would not make it worth the time for retirees to travel to the military post.

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