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Kentucky National Guard to extend support mission in Washington D.C. through May 23

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The Kentucky National Guard has agreed to extend its mission in support of the U.S. Capitol Police and the Washington D.C. National Guard through May 23. Approximately 70 volunteer Guardsmen will continue to provide support to the National Capitol Region, although Kentucky’s footprint will be reduced more than half from the 150 personnel who are there now. KNG Specialist...

Kentucky National Guard will deploy to Washington D.C., state Capitol on inauguration day

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Kentucky National Guard is sending 270 members to Washington, D.C., for the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. The soldiers and airmen will assist in protecting property and providing a safe environment for citizens to exercise their right to peacefully assemble and protest. These Guardsmen will begin leaving the state in the next several days, and will be...

After a ‘dark day’ in the nation’s Capitol, lawmakers and residents who were there take stock

By Jeff Young, Alana Watson, Liam Niemeyer and Corinne Boyer Ohio Valley Resource Owensboro, Kentucky, pastor Brian Gibson spoke at an event in Washington, D.C., Tuesday that combined religion with support for President Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn the results of the election. “How many of you all believe that the people we elected are going to do what’s right tomorrow?” Gibson asked...

Campbellsville mass communications students meet with Washington D.C. media professionals

By Ariel C. Emberton Campbellsville University Seven students had the opportunity to study in Washington, D.C. as part of the first CU Away trip offered by Campbellsville University. Students visited various media outlets and locations during their 11-day trip. “Students get tired of listening to teachers and to have an opportunity to hear from those who do what we talk about reinforces what we talk...

Bill Straub: Who’s paying attention to what KY’s DC delegation is doing? Your reps deserve scrutiny

WASHINGTON – Back in early April members of the Kentucky congressional delegation, quite appropriately, sent a letter to President Extremely Stable Genius supporting a request from Gov. Mad Matt Bevin that a large swath of the state be declared a disaster area. In the letter, the lawmakers maintained that the Commonwealth “experienced severe weather that produced strong wind and torrential rain,...

WKU Kentucky Folklife Program director to speak at Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. Oct. 23-24

On Oct. 23-24, WKU’s Kentucky Folklife Program and Kentucky Museum Director Brent Björkman will speak at Building Bridges: A Symposium on Global Cultural Heritage Preservation about the community engagement work he has been involved with, centering on the Bosnian Oral History Project and current exhibit, A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green. This symposium, coordinated by the Cultural Heritage...

Constance Alexander: The wide world of sports is the most thrilling when it involves the home team

The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat are most keenly felt when it’s the hometown team we root for. Take, for instance, the time that Murray State University beat Vanderbilt in the first round game of the Western Region in the 2010 NCAA tournament. With 12.4 seconds left and a timeout with 4.2 seconds to play, Jermaine Beal’s two free throws gave Vandy the lead. According to the account...

Rep. James Comer, KACo President-elect Elbert Bennett talk impact of national legislation on Ky.

U.S. Rep. James Comer, R-KY, visited the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) this week, to discuss national legislation and how it could impact Kentucky’s counties. One of his constituents and KACo’s next president, Caldwell County Magistrate Elbert Bennett spoke with the congressman about the federal Farm Bill’s local impact, how hemp is creating opportunities in the state and...

Henry Clay HS junior is serving as Senate page for McConnell in Washington, D.C.

By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Logan Ziegler of Henry Clay High School is among 29 juniors from across the country serving as U.S. Senate pages this semester in Washington, D.C.   Logan Ziegler (Photo provided) He is sponsored by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.   “This internship offers Logan an amazing opportunity to have a front-row seat to observe history in the...

Judy Clabes: D.C. Bluegrass Ball big success, buzz around Ashley Judd dominates event

Actress Ashley Judd, center, joined a number of Kentucky dignitaries on stage during the 2013 Bluegrass Ball in Washington, D.C.   The 100th anniversary of the Kentucky Society of Washington and the 2013 Bluegrass Ball, a nonpartisan pomp-and-circumstance celebration of all things Kentucky, converged for a very successful event at the historic Wardman Park Marriott over the weekend. Called “the...