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Furlough notices expected soon for federal workers

By KRISTIN M. HALL
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, TN (AP) -- Notifications of planned furloughs are expected to be sent out in the next couple of weeks to federal employees who work on Kentucky military installations as unions negotiate details of the impact of the automatic budget cuts.

Thousands of federal employees who work at Fort Knox in central Kentucky and Fort Campbell on the Tennessee state line could face up to 22 unpaid days off work between April and September as a part of cuts triggered on March 1. Union officials say they expect notifications to start being sent to employees in mid to late March.

Vicki Loyall is the president of local 2302 of the American Federation of Government Employees based at Fort Knox. She said employees there worry about paying bills and are considering canceling their health insurance.

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