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Kentucky National Guard photo by Sgt. David Bolton, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office

The Kentucky National Guard plans to host its first Memorial Day event in Frankfort.

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More than 700 Kentucky Guard members denied tuition assistance due to an unforeseen funding shortfall will see their tuition fronted by the state.

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says Kentucky university and community college presidents have agreed to admit National Guard members until the state can reimburse schools for tuition. 

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Gov. Steve Beshear says state law already allows Kentucky National Guard members to carry weapons while on duty.  

The issue is at the forefront following last week’s shooting deaths of four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga, Tenn.  

In an executive order issued Wednesday, Beshear re-iterated the state’s current policy.

Kentucky National Guard photo by Sgt. David Bolton, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office

A state lawmaker is asking Governor Steve Beshear to issue an executive order allowing Kentucky National Guard members to be armed while on duty.  

Kentucky National Guard photo by Sgt. David Bolton, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office

The Kentucky National Guard is beginning a new partnership with Djibouti to support defense security cooperation goals. The National Guard State Partnership Program works to develop military and civilian relationships with a variety of state partners. Spokesman Lt. Col. Kirk Hilbrecht said this could include training and assistance with things like security, emergency management and building schools.

A dozen National Guard Airmen returned to Louisville from Senegal on Thursday evening after assisting with the international effort to battle Ebola. 

Members of the 123rd Contingency Response Group established a processing cargo hub in Dakar, Senegal, in support of Operation United Assistance.

Kentucky National Guard photo by Sgt. David Bolton, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office

Changes to the Kentucky National Guard’s code of justice have enabled military police to better deal with sexual assault occurring within their ranks. 

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Col.  Steven T. King is taking over command of the Wendell H Regional Training Center in Muhlenberg Sunday.

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Kate Lochte speaks with John Trowbridge, State Command Historian for the Kentucky National Guard, about a fundraising effort to design and construct a Kentucky National Guard Memorial. The memorial will be located at the entrance to Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort. According to their website, the memorial will "create a sacred space for families, friends, and comrades to reflect and remember," as well as provide an educational experience for visitors. 

Kentucky National Guard photo by Sgt. David Bolton, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office

The Kentucky Fire Commission and the Kentucky National Guard are celebrating the opening of the new National Responder Preparedness Center.

An open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony is set to take place today at the facility in Greenville. It is located at the Kentucky National Guard's Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center.

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