Kentucky veterans

Lisa Autry, WKU Public Radio

Veterans advocates say the hard part has just begun as Bowling Green seeks to open the state’s fifth veterans nursing home. 

Col. Blaine Hedges, Josh Benton, courtesy of Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce

Recruiting veterans to the local workforce is the topic of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce ‘Power in Partnership’ Breakfast on Thursday. 

Todd Hatton / WKMS

Supporters of building a veterans nursing home in Bowling Green hope a new feasibility study will help make the project a reality.

As promised, President Trump has moved to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. It's a concern for those who might be left without health insurance — and especially for the Department of Veterans Affairs, which may have to pick up some of the slack.

Carrie Farmer, a health policy researcher at the Rand Corp., says 3 million vets who are enrolled in the VA usually get their health care elsewhere — from their employer, or maybe from Obamacare exchanges. If those options go away, she has no idea just how many of those 3 million veterans will move over to the VA.

LOUISVILLE VA MEDICAL CENTER

Veterans living in and around Hardin County are being asked to voice their support for a VA hospital in Radcliff.  A public meeting will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Colvin Community Center in Radcliff.

LOUISVILLE VA MEDICAL CENTER

An offer by the city of Radcliff to donate 50 acres of land for a new Veterans Affairs medical center has apparently been rejected. 

niyazz, 123rf Stock Photo

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. 

tn.gov

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.

Jim Pearson, glemacenter.org

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.

Kentucky Department of Agriculture

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

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