Kentucky National Guard

Military
3:28 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Kentucky National Guard: Changes Have Led to Better Handling of Sexual Assault Cases

Members of the Kentucky National Guard during training
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Changes to the Kentucky National Guard’s code of justice have enabled military police to better deal with sexual assault occurring within their ranks.

The reforms were pushed through last year’s General Assembly by Rep. Tanya Pullin, a Democrat who co-chairs the Joint Committee on the Military, Veterans Affairs and Public Protection.

National Guard deputy state judge advocate Col. John Knox Mill told the panel this week that the number of victims’ advocates in his organization has increased to 60, and victims are reporting offenses in greater numbers as a result.

“This increase in cases is not because there have been more sexual assaults, but rather that it reflects a greater awareness and trust by victims in the program and the new criminal code," Mill said.

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Regional
12:58 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Two Kentucky Guard Soldiers Killed in Car Crash Identified

Officials say two Kentucky National Guard members were killed and two were injured in a single-car accident in North Dakota, where the troops were training.

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Regional
7:54 am
Tue September 11, 2012

National Guard Unit Returns to Greenville on 9/11

A Kentucky National Guard firefighting team is returning to Greenville on Tuesday, on the 11th anniversary of 9/11 and a year to the day since the soldiers' departure. The unit will be welcomed home Tuesday afternoon at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center.

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Health
3:42 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Kentucky Initiative to Help Soliders with Substance Abuse, Mental Health Issues

Members of Ft. Campbell's 101st Airborne Division

A team of Kentucky military and health care professionals have been charged with finding better ways to help military service members, veterans and their families with substance abuse and mental health issues.

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Regional
8:15 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Motorcycle Ride Aims to Raise $100K for Memorial

Motorcycle riders are revving their engines for a charity ride that they hope raises $100,000 for a memorial at the National Guard Center in Frankfort. Volunteers are raising money for the Labor Day weekend ride, called Ride II Remember, which is on Sept. 2.

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