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Mitch McConnell: Kentuckians benefitting from clout in Washington; here are some examples from 2018

Throughout 2018, I worked with my colleagues and President Trump to accomplish a great deal across Kentucky – from Paducah to Pikeville. We legalized industrial hemp, opening new doors of opportunity for farmers. We bolstered funding for our military and our veterans. And we helped protect families from the scourge of the opioid epidemic and the terrors of human trafficking. My most important responsibility...

Mitch McConnell: Recent National Defense legislation is good for our nation’s military, and Kentucky

I take seriously Congress’ solemn responsibility to provide our nation’s servicemembers with the training, weaponry and capabilities they need to protect our country. The Senate recently passed critical legislation that authorizes these resources, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and I was proud to support it. Our nation faces numerous challenges around the world from both state actors...

Col. Blaine Hedges: Fort Knox military installation, home of U.S. gold depository, is ideal for growth

The Fort Knox military installation near Radcliff is world famous as the location of the US gold depository or vault. In fact, during the month of August, Governor Bevin had the opportunity to be a part of the first contingent allowed to see the nation’s gold reserves since 1974. However, keeping the majority of the nation’s gold supply secure is only a small part of this facility’s capabilities...

Operation Homefront will provide holiday meals to military families, including 200 at Fort Knox

Operation Homefront and Walmart will distribute holiday meals to military families through the national nonprofit’s annual Holiday Meals for Military program. This year, holiday meals will be distributed at 25 events across the nation from Dec. 5 through Dec. 18. Walmart is contributing in-kind donations worth $215,000. Additionally, Walmart transportation and logistics will help deliver the food...

Rep. Mike Denham: With Hollywood ties, Kentucky deserves leading role in TV, movies

Kentucky may be a couple thousand miles away from Hollywood, but that hasn’t diminished our connections to the entertainment industry. Some of today’s most famous actors – George Clooney, Jennifer Lawrence and Johnny Depp included – were born here.   The commonwealth itself has been the backdrop of several well-known movies, from Elizabeth Taylor’s Raintree County in the 1950s to Dustin...

Kentucky to lose two Army brigade combat teams by 2017 from Ft. Knox, Ft. Campbell

  Staff report   Kentucky and Texas are the only two states to lose two brigade combat teams in the U.S. Army restructuring announced yesterday by Army Gen. Ray Odierno.   In compliance with the Budget Control Act of 2011, Fort Knox will lose the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, the only combat brigade at Fort Knox. Fort Campbell will lose the 4th Brigade Combat Team,...