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  • Army vows to protect ‘core’ programs during cutbacks

    By DAVID VERGUN

    Army News Service

    Even as the drawdown continues and modernization and training funds are imperiled further by the threat of another round of sequestration, the Army will do all it can to protect “core” Ready and Resilient Campaign programs said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn.

  • Land Between the Lakes finally sees new bridge, road improvements

    By KERRI RICHARDSON

    Governor’s Communication Office

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear announced Feb. 11 the award of a contract to build a new bridge over Lake Barkley—the second of the much-anticipated twin lake bridges in the tourism-rich Jackson Purchase of western Kentucky.

  • Civil works provides civilian jobs

    By C. TODD LOPEZ

    Army News Service

    For every $1 billion spent on civil works projects by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, about 20,000 jobs are created, Army senior leaders said.

    During a Feb. 11 hearing before the House Appropriations Committee, subcommittee on energy and water, regarding the fiscal year 2016 civil works budget, Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, commander of the Army Corps of Engineers, told lawmakers that money spent on civil works projects means jobs for Americans.

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  • Ky. native part of ‘Harlem Hellfighters’

    By JOHN TROWBRIDGE

    Kentucky National Guard Historical/Archivist

    Last year marked the beginning of the Centennial Commemoration of the First World War, the Great War, the War to End All Wars, which started in Europe on July 28, 1914. It was not until April 6, 1917, that the United States would enter into the war. America quickly moved to raise, equip, and ship the American Expeditionary Force to join the war in Europe. An estimated 95,575 Kentuckians served during the war and 2,418 Kentuckians would become casualties of the Great War.

  • Governor Beshear takes on price gouging

    By KERRI RICHARDSON

    Governor’s Communications Office

    As Kentuckians dig out from deep snow, Gov. Steve Beshear issued two executive orders Wednesday to protect consumers from price gouging and to ensure families have access to needed prescription medicines.

    “Both of these orders will help Kentuckians manage the effects of the storm, knowing that they will pay fair prices for goods like gasoline and won’t have to worry about skipping doses of maintenance medications,” said Beshear.

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  • Derby festival DD campaign named for Navy Ensign

    Kentucky Derby Festival

    The Kentucky Derby Festival is calling on fans to be HEROes this spring. KDF and Kentucky’s Office of Highway Safety announced today that the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers will be the Presenting Sponsor of this year’s Waterfront Jam at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront.

    The John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers is a non-profit organization that seeks to prevent drunk driving by promoting the use of safe and sober designated drivers.

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  • ECTC sponsors college fairs, free to participants

    By MARY JO KING

    ECTC