Kentucky veterans

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A new veterans treatment court has been created in the federal Western District of Kentucky stretching from Louisville to Paducah. The court is for former military service members who commit nonviolent federal crimes. 

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The Tennessee Labor Department is hosting it’s 4th “Paychecks for Patriots” job fair Thursday. The statewide effort involves 70 plus employers across the state, offering full time opportunities for unemployed veterans. Melinda Kelsey is with the Department of Labor, she said close to 1,400 veterans attended last year.

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Former Madisonville Messenger photographer Jim Pearson's 100 portraits of veterans who live in Hopkins County are on display through December 18 in the Madisonville Community College Glema Mahr Center for the Arts' Anne P. Baker Gallery. The exhibit opened on Veteran's Day. Kate Lochte  speaks with Pearson on Sounds Good about how the project turned into an exhibit and describes some of the subjects in the work.

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Kentucky's Homegrown by Heroes program which features farm goods produced by military veterans is spreading nationwide. 

Informational Event for Veterans Enrolling at MSU

Aug 19, 2013

Kate Lochte speaks with Alison Marshall, Associate Director or Murray State’s Transfer Center for Veterans Affairs and Adult Student Liaison, on Sounds Good. She’s involved with next Monday’s informational event for veterans enrolling at MSU from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the CFSB Center’s Murray Room. the Veterans Affairs Office at Mruray State is responsible for the administration of veteran's educational benefits programs, and Alison can be reached at alison.marshall@murraystate.edu.

KY Lawmaker Says Local Veterans Need More Mental Health Support

Jun 25, 2013
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  A Kentucky legislator who lives near Fort Campbell says some soldiers returning from the War on Terror are experiencing mental health problems and are not asking for help. State Representative John Tilley says most believe doing so would end their military careers.

Certain Kentuckians including veterans, the disabled and people who’ve been unemployed for more than 26 weeks are eligible for a free round of career testing.

The free testing allows qualified applicants to earn National Career Readiness Certification, or NCRS. Hundreds of businesses use the program that measures career readiness in the areas of applied math, locating information, and reading for information.

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For several years military veteran Mike Lewis has been a farmer in Kentucky. But his experience with his younger brother, a fellow veteran, has turned him into an advocate for both. Lewis’s brother returned to civilian life after he was injured in Afghanistan and went to work on Mike’s farm. Lewis says his brother seemed to benefit from the work he was doing.

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For several years military veteran Mike Lewis has been a farmer in Kentucky. But his experience with his younger brother, a fellow veteran, has turned him into an advocate for both. Lewis’s brother returned to civilian life after he was injured in Afghanistan and went to work on Mike’s farm. Lewis says his brother seemed to benefit from the work he was doing.

Kentucky veterans suffering from substance abuse who are charged with crimes will soon be able to enter a treatment program through a new statewide partnership. The Veterans Treatment Court is starting in Louisville. It’'s a partnership by the statewide drug courts, Morehead State University and the veterans’ administration.

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