Kentucky veterans

Screenshot from Gov. Beshear's COVID-19 Update: Nov. 13, 2020

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday announced the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases in the state since the pandemic began, with 3,173 newly reported cases. Beshear also reported 25 new deaths, another record daily high. Beshear said that there’s a continuous surge of cases in the commonwealth “that is concerning and deadly” and the “power to stop it is in our hands.” 

Murray State University

Fort Campbell soldiers, other military and first responders are being treated to a day of sports events at Murray State University this weekend.

Vlad Ghiea

A new program in Kentucky is training veterans with aviation or power plant mechanics experience to become Federal Aviation Administration certified.

Lisa Autry, WKU Public Radio

Veterans advocates say the hard part has just begun as Bowling Green seeks to open the state’s fifth veterans nursing home. 

Col. Blaine Hedges, Josh Benton, courtesy of Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce

Recruiting veterans to the local workforce is the topic of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce ‘Power in Partnership’ Breakfast on Thursday. 

Todd Hatton / WKMS

Supporters of building a veterans nursing home in Bowling Green hope a new feasibility study will help make the project a reality.

As promised, President Trump has moved to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. It's a concern for those who might be left without health insurance — and especially for the Department of Veterans Affairs, which may have to pick up some of the slack.

Carrie Farmer, a health policy researcher at the Rand Corp., says 3 million vets who are enrolled in the VA usually get their health care elsewhere — from their employer, or maybe from Obamacare exchanges. If those options go away, she has no idea just how many of those 3 million veterans will move over to the VA.

LOUISVILLE VA MEDICAL CENTER

Veterans living in and around Hardin County are being asked to voice their support for a VA hospital in Radcliff.  A public meeting will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Colvin Community Center in Radcliff.

LOUISVILLE VA MEDICAL CENTER

An offer by the city of Radcliff to donate 50 acres of land for a new Veterans Affairs medical center has apparently been rejected. 

niyazz, 123rf Stock Photo

A new veterans treatment court has been created in the federal Western District of Kentucky stretching from Louisville to Paducah. The court is for former military service members who commit nonviolent federal crimes. 

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