Fort Campbell sending 200 soldiers to Kuwait

More than 200 soldiers from Fort Campbell are deploying to Kuwait, the 101st Airborne Division announced.

The 101st Division Sustainment Brigade will conduct mission command operations and provide logistical support while deployed to the U.S. Central Command area.

The soldiers will work with joint, interagency and multinational partners to provide contracting, distribution and key logistical support, the 101st said Tuesday.

Fort Campbell is a sprawling Army post that straddles the Kentucky-Tennessee line.

Kentucky Elections board settles whistleblower’s lawsuit

The Kentucky State Board of Elections has voted to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit with a former staff member who said he was fired in 2017 for accusing the Secretary of State’s Office of improperly gathering voter information during campaigns.

The state will pay Matthew Selph $142,500 in the settlement that was agreed to on Tuesday, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

“This is not an admission of guilt,” said Luke Morgan, outside counsel for the State Board of Elections. “Rather this is just for resolution of this. The state board has remained firm that it has no liability, it is not admitting that it has done anything improperly.”

Selph claimed he was protected as a whistleblower because he had filed formal complaints with the Executive Branch Ethics Commission and four members of the State Board of Elections about former Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, who has denied any wrongdoing.

His lawyer, Dale Golden, said Selph was glad to put the dispute behind him and move on.

An investigation into the claims is ongoing, according to Elizabeth Kuhn, communications director for Attorney General Daniel Cameron.

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