Gov. Steve Beshear says a federal grant has been approved that will help veterans find local, affordable transportation services, but it may be a year before the program is in place. “So many veterans that are struggling to get their bills paid and just making ends meet, transportation often goes first,” said Pat McKiernan, Kentucky’s… Continue reading Kentucky Awarded Grant to Create Veteran Transportation Call Center
Louisville has received $120,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help its homeless veterans. Since 2008, HUD has provided vouchers through its Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program to help subsidize housing for homeless veterans in all 50 states. In Louisville they’ve partnered with the Louisville Metro Housing Authority. This… Continue reading Louisville Receives Funding to Help Homeless Veterans
The traveling display was put together by Nicholasville resident Ron Spriggs. The Air Force veteran thought the Air Force Museum’s Tuskegee Airmen display did not do the troops justice. He began building a collection of artifacts for his own display, and Margaret Plattner with the Department of Veterans Affairs says most of them have been brought to Louisville.
Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson is commending a decision this week from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to change its policy regarding voter registration drives at its hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities. Earlier this year, the department had issued a directive disallowing such drives. Grayson’s spokesperson, Les Fugate, says that’s because requests… Continue reading Grayson Applauds VA Decision on Voter Registration