Yarmuth Unhappy With President's Afghanistan Strategy

Congressman John Yarmuth says he wouldn’t be surprised if next year’s budget talks become a public airing for many lawmakers’ discontent with the president’s new Afghanistan strategy. The Louisville Democrat says he opposes the plan. “The president succeeded in making very few people happy,” says Yarmuth, “I think most of the democrats I’ve talked to […]

Kentucky Guard Troops To Receive Giant Holiday Card, Greetings

From WFPL’s Haley Hart Visitors to downtown Louisville over the next few days can sign a giant holiday greeting card for Kentucky National Guard troops serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other parts of the world. Guard Adjutant General Edward Tonini says the gesture is appreciated. “The reaction has just been astounding. I mean, this is […]

Sen. McCain Speaks At U Of L

U.S. Senator John McCain is calling on President Obama to make a quick decision to increase troop levels in Afghanistan. During a Veterans Day talk at the University of Louisville’s McConnell Center, the Arizona Republican said the president has had three months to mull a request from his Afghanistan commander for reinforcements, and the slow […]

Mullen Speaks At American Legion Convention In Louisville

President Obama’s top military advisor was in Louisville Tuesday to deliver an address and take part in ceremonies at the national American Legion Convention. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Michael Mullen spent a significant portion of his twenty-minute speech talking about the war in Afghanistan. He said the nearly eight year old conflict is not […]

Kentucky Guard Team Heading To Afghanistan

Dozens of Kentucky National Guard personnel are going to Afghanistan on a special mission. Public Affairs Officer First Lieutenant Stephen Martin says the group will help communities boost their local agricultural economies. “The Agribusiness Development Team is a team of soldiers and airmen, 64 soldiers and airmen, who are going to afghanistan as part of a unique […]

Kentucky Air National Guard Begins Deployments

The Kentucky Air National Guard has started a more than week-long series of deployments to Afghanistan. Thirty-four Guard troops left Louisville this morning.  In just over a week’s time, there will be 200 total Guard personnel deployed for the mission. They’re members of the 123rd Airlift Wing headquartered in Louisville.  Commander Colonel Greg Nelson says […]

Kentucky Guardsman Killed In Afghanistan

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh A Kentucky National Guardsman on his first overseas deployment has been killed in Afghanistan.                           In May, 27-year old Specialist Daniel Wallace (right) of Dry Ridge deployed to Afghanistan with a Kentucky National Guard engineering unit. On Friday, while the unit was clearing roadside bombs, Wallace died in a firefight with Taliban attackers. His brother […]