veterans

Election
8:31 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Voters Can Cast Ballots in Honor of Veterans

The Kentucky Secretary of State’s office says residents of the Commonwealth can vote in next month’s general election in honor of military veterans. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says voters can get lapel buttons, which can be personalized with a soldier’s name, to show that they voted in honor of a veteran. The program for honoring troops has been in place across the country since 2007. For more information about how to request a button go to http://www.sos.ky.gov/veterans.

Society
8:01 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Injured Vets to Ride Through Ft. Campbell on Bikes

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More than 200 injured veterans, troops and their supporters will ride bicycles and hand cycles through Fort Campbell, Ky., today. The Ride 2 Recovery Bluegrass Challenge started in Cincinnati Sunday and will end Friday in Nashville. The ride is a way for veterans to improve their health by cycling. Most of the participants are from Warrior Transition Units that help troops rehabilitate from injuries. The cycling veterans include some from Clarksville, Dickson and Murfreesboro.

Society
7:43 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Army Veteran Runs Cross Country for Fallen Soldiers

An Army veteran is honoring fallen soldiers by running across the country. Mike Ehredt will pass through Clarksville on his second Project America Run Tuesday. He’ll continue east and run through Nashville by Wednesday. His route started in Minnesota and he plans to finish in Texas. His previous run in 2010 took him from Astoria, Ore., to Rockland, Maine – more than 4,400 miles. For every mile Ehredt runs, he posts an American flag with the name, rank, age and hometown of a fallen soldier.

Education
3:28 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

MSU, WKCTC, APSU Named ‘Military-Friendly’

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Several regional universities have made the list as a “2013 Military Friendly School.” The magazine G. I. Jobs puts Murray State University, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, and Austin Peay State University among the top 15 percent of schools doing the most to help veterans get an education.

Government
9:50 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Governor Pat Quinn Signs New Veteran-focused Laws

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will be able to hire more veterans under new legislation signed into law.  Governor Pat Quinn signed four veterans-related bills yesterday in honor of the Illinois State Fair's Veterans Day.  One law allows the agency to hire more veterans as conservation police by waiving the four-year college requirement and goes into effect immediately.  Another bill doubles the number of days allotted for military service-related hospital visits for some state employees from two to four days annually.  The other laws deal with treatment records of veterans i

Government
10:23 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Quinn Signs Veterans Laws on 4th of July

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn spent the morning of the Fourth of July signing three new laws affecting service members.  Quinn says it's a fitting day to sign legislation that will, in his words, “make sure our heroes receive the services they need."  

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Afternoon Update
4:32 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/27/12

"In my mind, it was my dad singing and then my mom. I just remember it being incredibly comforting to me."

Today on NPR:Chris Thile's First Musical Memory

 

Bluegrass Politics:

The American Medical Association says it will continue to lobby lawmakers on behalf of the poor and uninsured.

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Afternoon Update
4:27 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/22/12

Our bodies have evolved to screen out bass sounds at low volumes... for good reason. If we didn't, you'd be hearing, your blood flow, your heart thumping, other organs making noise.
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Homeless Veterans
7:01 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Louisville Homeless Veterans' Group Receives Housing Grant

Volunteers of America in Kentucky will soon have an extra $77,000 to help address the housing needs of Louisville-area veterans.

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Afternoon Update
4:54 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 5/29/12

C.M. Fitzpatrick United States Department of Defense

Today on NPR: The administration has created a "strange, secret trial in a way," by which it determines which suspected terrorists get marked for death, The New York Times' Scott Shane reports.

Kentucky:

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