The federal government is likely to move ahead soon with purchasing property on Brownsboro Road to build Louisville’s new VA hospital. But first, officials are waiting for the completion of an environmental assessment later this month.

The assessment covers more than a dozen direct, indirect and cumulative effects the hospital will have on the area near the I-264 interchange. This includes environmental, cultural, and geological issues. The public will have a chance to comment on the report until April 29, and VA’s Bob Morey said he expects the property to be purchased within a month. [click to continue…]

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Louisville Metro EMS Targets Veterans For Training

by Devin Katayama November 21, 2011

For the first time, Louisville Metro EMS is targeting veterans for its next EMT training academy. “They’re disciplined. They understand chain of command. They understand direct order. They understand protocol and process,” said Jennifer Maupin, the personnel coordinator with LMEMS. She’s also an Army veteran. The idea is partly a response to the EMS agency’s […]

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Volunteers of America Expands Veteran Services in Kentucky

by Devin Katayama November 11, 2011

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 […]

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Louisville Prepares for 10th Anniversary of September 11

by Devin Katayama September 5, 2011

This Sunday will be the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Flight 93. Louisville is one of ten U.S. cities receiving a piece of the World Trade Center for permanent display. The beam is expected to be dedicated on Sunday’s Waterfront Park event at 2 pm. In […]

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Robley Rex VA Expands Services to Rural Veterans

by Devin Katayama August 22, 2011

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 […]

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Floyd County Judge Introduces Veteran-Treatment Court

by Devin Katayama August 15, 2011

Floyd County Indiana Superior Court 3 Judge Maria Granger is proposing a specialized court that would defer veterans to veteran-specific treatment programs, rather than having them spend time in prison. “Much is going to be expected from the veterans that enter the program,” said Granger. “The key for success, if it’s going to achieve the […]

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New VA Hospital Timeline Awaits Decision About Location

by Dalton Main March 21, 2011

Elected officials and veterans have been at odds over the best location for the hospital. Many Louisville officials want it to be downtown near other hospitals. Many veterans want it to replace the current hospital on Zorn Avenue, near the interstate. Still others have proposed splitting the inpatient and outpatient services, and putting one downtown and the other on Zorn Avenue. Yarmuth says the VA is considering those options, and looking into a few other sites around the county.

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Area Group To Place Flags For Veterans In 28 States

by Gabe Bullard November 5, 2010

This is Flags4Vets’ fourth Veterans Day flag-placing. The organization started in 2006 in Louisville, but has expanded to 28 states.

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War Vets

by Todd Mundt September 14, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010 9pm Producer: Conrad Bishop Listen Again The voices of fourteen men and women who served in the military during times of war. What got you into the service? What did you do there? How were you different when you came home? The program includes veterans from the Spanish Civil War through […]

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Veterans and PTSD

by rfisher September 1, 2010

Most of us can’t imagine what it is like to serve in Iraq or Afghanistan. Or really, which it’s like to serve in any type of combat situation. It’s easy to think our veterans will be just fine once they get home. But for many, combat can’t simply be checked on the tarmac. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder affects both those who’ve served and their families. Join us on Thursday when we’ll hear personal stories and professional opinions for veterans and their families. You are invited to join the conversation.  Listen to the Show

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