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Remembering fallen soldiers; Pandemic restricts family from visiting their son

A Lexington family can't visit their son this Memorial Day. He's buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

LPD: Armed man threatening to harm himself and police taken into custody

Lexington Police convinced a man with a gun threatening to harm himself and kill police officers to peacefully give himself up Sunday afternoon, according to investigators.

Democrat Hicks’ campaign video seeks to unseat GOP Rep. Barr

Democrat Josh Hicks says Congress needs more members who understand what it’s like growing up poor.

Air Force and Army veteran duo aim to restore WWII submarine

A pair of veterans is trying to bring a World War II submarine to Louisville.

Retired U.S. Army National Guard Sergeant receives free car

For some, they came to the Annual VA 5K to donate participate, and support veterans but for one family they came to pick up their brand new car.

World War II veteran celebrates his 100th birthday

It was a special birthday celebration for a local veteran.

World War II veteran asks for 100 birthday cards

A World War II veteran living in Texas has received thousands of birthday cards, after asking for just 100 for his upcoming birthday.

After criticism, Trump honors McCain’s service to country

Glowering in public and near-silent for two days, President Donald Trump relented under pressure by tersely recognizing Sen. John McCain’s “service to our country” and re-lowering the White House flag.

McCain services set for Phoenix, Washington and Annapolis

Sen. John McCain’s service to his country began more than six decades ago at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and will end there in a cemetery overlooking Maryland’s Severn River.

Ex-Murray State football player named to school’s board

A Murray State University graduate who played football for the Racers has been appointed to the school's Board of Regents.

WWII Vet helps clean up Woodford County storm damage

Thousands of people are still without power Monday after Friday's storm plowed through the area.

Veterans march 22 miles for veteran suicide awareness

The weather held for the most part today as a crowd marched and biked from Keeneland to Camp Nelson in Jessamine County.

Group walks 22 miles to bring awareness to veteran suicide

On this Memorial Day, a group of current military service members as well as veterans loaded on 22 pounds of gear and walked 22 miles, all to bring awareness to the 22 veterans on average who commit suicide every day.

Do you recognize this? WWII pay card found in Georgetown Walmart parking lot.

A Georgetown woman is asking for help finding the family who lost this "Soldier's Individual Pay Record."

Flags displayed as awareness for veteran suicide

In London, one woman is making an effort to lower the death rate of those returning from war. She says she lost her husband after he committed suicide, and she didn't see it coming.

22 Until Valhalla-Summer Salute

The President and Founder of 22 Until Valhalla is a Marine Corps Infantry veteran whom served in 2nd Battalion 1st Marine Division from 2007 to 2011 deploying to Al Anbar Province in Iraq 2009 and Helmand Province, Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. Receiving his Honorable Discharge in October of 2011.

Nicholasville Freedom Fest raises money to send Mom to daughter’s basic training graduation

The 14th Annual Freedom Fest took place Saturday in Nicholasville, raising money to honor veterans.

Over 3K vets hired in Walmart Veterans Welcome Home Commitment

On Thursday, Walmart announced it has hired 3,375 veterans across the Commonwealth since introducing its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment in May 2013.

Woman arrested in slaying of Fort Campbell veteran

A Clarksville woman has been arrested in the slaying of an Army veteran whose body was found in a wooded area of Middle Tennessee in 2015.

Job Initiative to Help Ky. Air National Guard Wing

A regional initiative that helps veterans find jobs in the greater Louisville area is partnering with the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Airlift Wing to help its members transition out of the military.

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Ky. Sheriff’s offices say they’re getting calls and messages about enforcing masks

Law enforcement agencies across the state are getting calls and messages about enforcing the mandatory mask order.

Fayette County students excel at virtual FCCLA competition

Students from Beaumont Middle School and a junior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High school excelled at the 2020 FCCLA Virtual National Leadership Conference.

Day 3 of Keeneland Summer Meet: War of Will wins Maker’s Mark Mile, Four Grace sets record

Day three of Keeneland's five day Summer meet saw a close race between War of Will and Parlor in the Grade 1 Maker's Mark Mile.

Fayette students earn national leadership honors

Even in virtual competition, students earn honors.