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About 120 Kentucky Army National Guard soldiers have been deployed to the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist with hurricane-relief operations. 

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  Kentucky National Guard Airmen are departing for the Caribbean today in the wake of damage left by Hurricane Maria.

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Soldiers from the Kentucky Army National Guard departed Monday for Hurricane Irma response efforts in Florida. 

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A Murray State University student is heading to Florida to assist people impacted by Hurricane Irma. 

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Hopkinsville is getting ready for more than 50,000 visitors expected for the total solar eclipse on August 21st. The city is one of the points of longest duration of the eclipse - two minutes and 40 seconds.

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Nearly 300 members of the Kentucky National Guard are heading to Washington D.C. to assist in the Presidential Inauguration. 

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The Kentucky National Guard is holding a departure ceremony for a unit of about 150 soldiers who are deploying to the Middle East.

A statement from the National Guard says friends and family are gathering Wednesday at Perry County Central High School in Hazard to send off soldiers with the 207th Horizontal Construction Company. They are expected to return in about a year.

The statement says soldiers will execute complex construction projects in austere environments with a focus on repairing roads and runways, base maintenance and culvert installation.

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Dry conditions and unseasonably warm temperatures have caused a rash of wildfires across Kentucky. Nearly 30,000 acres of forest and grassland have burned in the eastern half of the state.

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Some Kentucky National Guard soldiers are deploying to the Middle East. 

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

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