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Fort Knox Officials Weigh Impact of Possible Cuts
By AP
FORT KNOX, KY - Officials at Fort Knox are weighing options on how to deal with potentially deep budget cuts without hurting essential functions.
 
Kyle Hodges, a spokesman for the central Kentucky Army post, told The News-Enterprise that no decisions have been made on whether layoffs or terminations would be needed. He said furloughs of civilian employees would be a drastic move.
 
Hodges said the post has been instructed by the Army to plan for financial impacts due to the possibility of deep federal cuts.
 
Congress has postponed until March 1 about $1 trillion in sweeping domestic and defense budget cuts, which would equal about $500 billion in reductions of Pentagon spending over a decade.
 
Lawmakers are trying to reach an agreement on cuts that would be less disruptive.

 


Published 05:10 PM, Saturday Feb. 09, 2013
Updated 12:12 PM, Saturday Feb. 09, 2013

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