Fort Campbell officials say a majority of the post’s civilian employees are now back to work after being furloughed.
Post spokesman Bob Jenkins, says about 350 garrison civilian workers returned to work and that other command agencies followed similar procedures.
Civilian employees at the local military installation’s public affairs office was among the thousands of civilian workers that were furloughed and Jenkins says it feels great to have his employees back in the office working since he had to everyone’s job, which he says was a challenge.
According to Jenkins about 8-thousand civilian workers at the local post have returned to work following Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s announcement on Saturday to recall a majority of the Department of Defense’s furloughed employees.
A Fort Campbell man was arrested early Monday morning for allegedly attempting an armed robbery at a Country Club Lane apartment complex Sunday night.
The initial incident happened around 9:15 at 715 Country Club, when Demario Hollowell of Hopkinsville told city police he had been walking to his car when a man walked toward him with a gun and demanded money.
The would-be robber lowered his gun and walked away when another witness drove into the parking lot. The perpetrator then got in a car and drove toward Fort Campbell Boulevard.
Hopkinsville Police soon detained 20-year old Steven Jacobs, Jr. of Fort Campbell, who allegedly admitted to holding up Hollowell. Jacobs was arrested and charged with first degree attempted robbery and was lodged in the Christian County Jail on $25,000 bond.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Bowling Green blames the unwillingness of Democrats to compromise for the ongoing government shutdown.
Senator Paul says President Obama has not shown any willingness to bend on the Affordable Care Act to meet Republicans somewhere in the middle.
He says Republicans have offered multiple compromises and none were received well.
Senator Paul accuses Democrats of playing political games with the shutdown.
Meanwhile, a very early poll shows Senator Paul as the frontrunner for the 2016 Presidential Primary. Former New York Senator and First Lady Hillary Clinton is the leader on the Democrat side.
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is blaming Senate Democrats for the government shutdown.
Kentucky's senior senator took to the floor Tuesday morning and said Senate Democrats aren't even willing to discuss a compromise regarding the Affordable Care Act. He says the House sent over a proposal that would have delayed the individual mandate to purchase health care for a year and Democrats blocked that effort.
Senator McConnell says he's sure Senate Democrats will try and blame Republicans for the shutdown.
Fort Campbell soldiers will get paid on normal schedule after President Obama signed legislation passed by both chamber to continuing paying the military—possibly the lone bright spot in the negotiations.
The federal government officially shut down at 11 central time last night and Congressman Ed Whitfield of Hopkinsville says it was because of the President and Senate Democrats’ inability to make concessions on the Affordable Care Act.
Congressman Whitfield says House Republicans changed their offers to compromise on delays regarding the Affordable Care Act at least three times, while President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reed have not wavered. One of the latest offers by Republicans was a one year delay of the individual mandate to purchase health care.
Whitfield says President Obama made changes to his health care plan in recent weeks because of problems and glitches in the computer system, but changes proposed by Republicans never got traction.