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Kentucky soldier’s heroism, 20-year campaign for Medal of Honor, subjects of KET documentary May 25

As Americans honor patriotic sacrifice on Memorial Day, KET will premiere the story of a Kentucky soldier who repeatedly put his life on the line for his country – but wasn’t fully honored for it until 73 years later. “From Honor to Medal: The Story of Garlin M. Conner,” airing at 8/7 p.m. ET/CT on May 25, tells the story of one of the most decorated soldiers of World War II – who received...

Veterans can find mental health programs through Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs

On Tuesday, Oct. 10, nations, organizations and advocates will recognize World Mental Health Day. The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) works every day to ensure veterans receive the mental health evaluation and treatment they need. “There are mental health programs for veterans throughout the Commonwealth,” said KDVA Commissioner Norman Arflack, “and we want to make sure that every...

Thomson-Hood Veteran’s Center, state’s first, to celebrate its 25th anniversary next month

Thomson-Hood Veterans Center (THVC), Kentucky’s first veterans center, will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Thursday, Aug. 11 with a ceremony and reception for residents, family, friends and admirers from across the state. Gov. Matt Bevin will be the guest speaker. THVC opened in Wilmore in 1991 as the first state Veterans Nursing Home in Kentucky “THVC has for a quarter of a century set...

Schedule for Memorial Day ceremonies for state veterans cemeteries and nursing homes set

Kentucky’s four state veterans cemeteries and three veterans nursing homes will hold ceremonies this Memorial Day holiday honoring those who have died for our country. Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown:  11 a.m. EDT, Monday, May 30. Guest speaker will be COL Alan Back, USAR.  Wreaths will be placed by family members of those interred there. Stephanie Price will sing the National Anthem....