Beyond Pink and Blue: Rebecca Grant, Defining Fairness

Rebecca Grant was a Staff Sergeant in the Army National Guard. Twelve years into her military career, a fellow soldier found and circulated a picture of her wearing a dress. The Army took issue with the photo because she had enlisted and had been serving as male—her biological sex. Rebecca is now the president of […]

President Obama in Afghanistan; Will Address U.S. This Evening

President Barack Obama is in Afghanistan. The visit comes one year after the president announced the death of Osama bin Laden, who masterminded the September 11th terrorist attacks from Afghanistan. President Obama will address the American people live from Bargram Air Base tonight at 7:30 pm. WFPL will carry the speech live, with special coverage […]

Pentagon Revises Schedule to Destroy Chemical Weapons at Army Depot

From the Associated Press The Defense Department has pushed back its completion date for destroying a stockpile of chemical weapons in Kentucky by two years. They’re now estimating the work to destroy 523 tons of munitions at Blue Grass Army Depot near Richmond may not be finished until 2023, instead of 2021. The Defense Department is also […]

Investigation Shows Discrepancies in Reports of Medal of Honor Recipient’s Actions

An investigation by the McClatchy news organization casts some doubts on the official account of Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer’s actions. Meyer, a Kentuckian, received the medal for actions in Afghanistan in 2009. The official account of the Marine’s story describes how he ran into enemy fire to retrieve his fallen colleagues and Afghan […]

Volunteers of America Expands Veteran Services in Kentucky

Kentucky’s Volunteers of America chapter has received a federal grant to expand services to help homeless and at-risk veterans find stable housing. The new Supportive Services for Veterans and Families program works with veterans in Louisville, Lexington and Ashland as they struggle to find stable ground. “I know being in the military was great and […]

U.S. Justice Department Visits Fort Knox Supporting Military Rights

The top U.S. civil rights attorney is requesting amendments to legislation protecting military service members’ rights. Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas Perez spoke to soldiers at Fort Knox on Wednesday. Perez reviewed what legal rights soldiers have while on active duty and introduced new amendments being considered. The amendments protect military personnel from various predatory […]

President Awards Kentuckian Medal of Honor

For the first time in nearly 40 years, a living Marine has been awarded the nation’s highest military honor. Kentucky native Dakota Meyer received the Medal of Honor today. Two years ago in Afghanistan, Meyer traveled through a firefight with Taliban forces to search for missing comrades. He later helped retrieve four fallen soldiers. “Dakota, […]

Kentucky Native to Receive Medal of Honor Today

A Kentucky native will receive the Medal of Honor today. Two years ago in Afghanistan, then-Marine Corporal Dakota Meyer ran into a firefight to search for ambushed comrades. He later helped retrieve four of their bodies. Meyer says he felt like a failure afterward and didn’t expect to be recognized for his actions. After his […]

Kentuckian Will Receive Medal of Honor This Week

President Barack Obama will award the nation’s highest military honor to a Kentucky native this week. Former Marine Corporal Dakota Meyer is the third living recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. Two years ago in Afghanistan, he ran into enemy fire to find four of his fellow troops. He […]

Robley Rex VA Expands Services to Rural Veterans

The Robley Rex VA is expanding services in its rural health centers in an effort to reach veterans outside the metro area. Physical therapy and occupational therapy is now offered at centers in Carroll County and in Scott County, Indiana. Since 2007 the VA has increased its effort to reach rural veterans, giving them an […]