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U.S. veterans affairs under secretary joins in dedication of new state veterans cemetery in Hyden

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves joined state and local officials in Hyden Thursday to dedicate Kentucky’s newest state veterans cemetery. “Kentucky’s four existing cemeteries have interred more than 10,000 veterans and dependents since the first state veterans cemetery opened in 2004,” Reeves said. “I will say this: Kentucky knows...

Boone County native James Alex Fields faces charges for driving car into crowd of protestors

James Alex Fields, 20, who grew up in Union, has been jailed in Charlottesvile, Va., and charged with second degree murder for plowing his silver Dodge Challenger into a crowd of peaceful protestors at a rally there. Charlottesville resident Heather D. Heyer, 32, a paralegal, died, and 19 others were injured. Protests started in Charlottesville on Friday night and escalated to violence among opposing...