How Sequester Cuts Will Affect Kentucky

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Updated: 3/01/2013 11:20 pm
     Of the 85 billion that will be cut in federal spending tens of millions will be lost here in the Commonwealth.

     Experts are still figuring out how much exactly will be cut for Kentucky, one thing is certain many different types of agencies will be tightening their belts over the next seven months.

     According to the White House Kentucky will lose about 11 million for primary and secondary education.

     Another 122 million for army base operations funds, Which will include cuts at the Bluegrass Army Depot, and hundreds of thousands of dollars for everything from food safety to low income housing.

     Here in Lexington, the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program says they've been told to expect about a 5 percent cut in their funding.

     Program Director Darlene Thomas says that will mean some of those vital programs to help families get their lives back on track, will have to be dropped.

     The sequester will begin Saturday , but many of the programs including the the domestic violence program will have another month before they lose their funding
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