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Society
11:53 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Kentucky Supreme Court Upholds Dunlap Death Sentence

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The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a Western Kentucky man who pleaded guilty in 2010 to killing three children and attacking their mother near Fort Campbell. 

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Government
4:25 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Fort Campbell Officials Reaffirm Commitment to Hold Sexual Assault Perpetrators Accountable

Brigadier General Mark Stammer, senior commander of Fort Campbell's 101st Airborne Division, (right) speaks on the military installation's programs and policies addressing sexual harassment and assault within its ranks.
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Fort Campbell officials asserted their commitment today to hold soldiers who commit sexual assault and harassment accountable for their actions. This comes in the wake of widespread media attention on several sexual misconduct claims filed by military personnel.

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Government
12:48 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Fort Campbell Officer Fired after Arrest

  Fort Campbell leaders have fired an officer in charge of the base's Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention office for allegedly violating a protection order and aggravated stalking. 

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Society
12:58 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Daviess County Native Killed in Afghanistan

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A Fort Campbell soldier from Daviess County Kentucky died Wednesday during an attack on his unit in the  Shinwar District of the  Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan. Sgt. Michael C. Cable, 26, was a member of the 327th Infantry Unit, First Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

The Owensboro Messenger Enquirer reports Cable was a high school cross-country star.  The 101st assumed responsibility of the combined joint task force in eastern Afghanistan on March 14.

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Society
8:55 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Sequestration Could Affect Ft. Campbell Employees

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Without a deal to stop sequestration, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander says the installation’s more than 8,000 civilian employees could face up to 22 unpaid days off this year. Col. David Dellinger says if all civilian employees go on that furlough, the cut would total $70 million. But he says that would take until the end of the fiscal year.

“No one will get furloughed without that individual getting a 30-day notice," he said. "As we look at this in timeliness, we’re looking at, you know, some 30-plus days before the first person will not show up to work or will be released an hour, two hours early, or however that is worked out with that individual.”

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Government
7:00 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Fort Campell Praises Local Communities

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A Fort Campbell official is noting how important the infrastructure of surrounding communities is to the Army post.

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Crime
8:21 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Fort Campbell Woman Sentenced 25 Years for Fatal Fire

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A Fort Campbell woman accused of trying to collect on her Army husband's life insurance policy has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for setting fire to her home and killing two of her children. Billi Jo Smallwood maintained her innocence at her sentencing Thursday in Louisville. 39-year-old Smallwood could have been given life in prison. She was convicted in federal court of maliciously setting fire to the family’s housing unit in 2007 while her children slept inside. Prosecutors say her intent was to kill her husband and cash in his $400,000 insurance policy.

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Crime
8:05 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Ex-Soldier Gets Prison Time for Shooting Wife

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A former Fort Campbell soldier convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his wife was sentenced to the maximum six years in prison Tuesday. 35-year-old Jonathan Downing testified during his trial last October that he shot his wife multiple times following an argument at their home in Clarksville in 2009. But Downing said he didn't plan it and had no memory of the shooting.

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Government
5:06 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

McConville Quiet on Effects of Cuts on 101st

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If the Army’s 101st Airborne Division Commander knows what impact the upcoming “fiscal cliff” will have on the unit, he’s not saying. Major General James McConville leads the 24,000 soldiers in the 101st based at Fort Campbell.

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Society
11:34 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Clarksville Community Reaches Out to Soldiers, Veterans, Families

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A Clarksville, Tenn., pastor says communities need to do more to reach out to soldiers and their families affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and suicide.

Steve Estep is senior pastor of Grace Church of the Nazarene. He’s part of a movement to get more community members to recognize combat stress and soldiers at risk for suicide.

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