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The Army has analyzed the impact of cutting 16,000 personnel from Fort Campbell, which would be about half of its current population.

The guard is changing at Fort Campbell, with a ceremony Friday to install Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky as commander of the 101st Airborne Division.

Throughout the division, officers are being promoted to new roles, including the first woman to ever serve as a brigade commander at Fort Campbell. 

Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper visited Fort Campbell Thursday to promote a new consumer protection guide for military personnel and their consumer affairs counselors.

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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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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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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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.

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.

  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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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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