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Fort Knox weighing impact of possible cuts

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) - 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.


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