10:22 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Furloughs Begin at Fort Knox, Other Military Posts

Military posts all over the country began scaling back operations this week under furloughs ordered by the Department of Defense. A total of 11 days must be taken before September 30th due to across-the-board cuts in the federal budget. 

At Fort Knox, about 5,900 civilian workers will be impacted. Fort Knox Spokesman Kyle Hodges says work weeks will be shortened to 32 hours.

"In large part, the furloughs will take place on Mondays or Fridays. However, depending on the office, there may be some exceptions."

Some positions, like medical and combat, are exempt. 

Fort Knox is the largest employer in the Hardin County region. The local economy could feel the pinch of furloughs as the civilian workforce earns less money between now and the end of the fiscal year.

Economy /Court Furloughs
7:26 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Courthouses in Kentucky to Close for Furlough Day

Warren County Justice Center in Bowling Green, KY
WKU Public Radio

Courthouses across the state of Kentucky will be closed on September 4th,  as the Kentucky Judicial Branch shuts down for the second of three furlough days in 2012.

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8:09 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Kentucky Court Services Closed Next Monday

The Kentucky Judicial Branch is shutting down for one day next week for the first of three furlough days in 2012. All court services will be unavailable and courthouses will be closed on Aug. 6 as the Judicial Branch takes a day off to balance its budget.

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10:17 am
Tue July 24, 2012

More Job Cuts at Lexington Herald Leader

Kentucky’s Second-largest newspaper is cutting back on staff again.  The publishers of the Lexington Herald Leader are citing the troubled economy in announcing the latest changes.

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1:53 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Furloughs to Close Kentucky Courthouses

Warren County Justice Center

For the first time in a generation, Kentucky courts will temporarily close due to budget cuts. Workers in the judicial branch were notified this morning that furloughs will be necessary for three days. All state court employees will be furloughed on August 6, September 4, and October 15 of this year.

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