Fort Campbell

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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Society
8:19 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Widow of Fort Campbell Soldier Sues Fox and National Geographic

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The widow of a Fort Campbell soldier killed in a blast in Afghanistan is suing the National Geographic Society and Fox Cable Networks for airing images of her family in a documentary about a combat hospital. Donnice Roberts filed the lawsuit this month in federal court in Texas.

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Society
4:21 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Half-Staff Flags Honor Fallen Soldier

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Governor Steve Beshear has ordered all Kentucky state buildings to fly flags at half staff tomorrow in honor of a fallen Fort Campbell soldier. Twenty-year-old Shane Wilson of Kuna, Idaho, died Oct. 18 in Afghanistan. He was a private first class in the 101st Airborne Division.

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Morning Cram
9:08 am
Fri October 26, 2012

The Morning Cram [i want it now edition]

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From NPR: We've been looking at how technology has totally changed what it means to watch television or a movie. One of the biggest changes has been in demand — people want a baseball game — on their smartphone, wherever they are, right now.

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Government
7:38 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Ft. Campbell Deputy Commanding General Leaving

The 101st Airborne Division's deputy commanding general for support, Brigadier General William Hickman is leaving Fort Campbell for another command position. The installation on the Kentucky-Tennessee border is holding a ceremony on Friday to bid farewell to Hickman. 

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