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Ky. Air Guard Getting Humvees from Ohio

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Airmen from the National Guard are headed to Ohio to pick up Humvees to aid in relief efforts from the ice storm that has crippled parts of Kentucky, especially in the western region.

Sgt. Phil Speck of the Kentucky Air National Guard says the airmen will board a C-130 in Louisville on Sunday afternoon to fly to Columbus, Ohio. They'll drive back to Kentucky in the Ohio National Guard's Humvees and spread out to areas of western Kentucky where they are needed.

He says about 100 guardsmen will drive back in 50 Humvees.

On Saturday, Gov. Steve Beshear ordered the deployment of all Kentucky National Guard troops and some Air National Guard units to aid in the recovery effort from this week's ice storm, which caused the largest power outage in state history.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-02-01-09 1157EST


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