Groups try to stave off cuts at Fort Knox

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) - Central Kentucky officials are in the final stages of a letter-writing campaign to oppose potential cuts at Fort Knox.

The Army has said that the post could lose 4,100 soldier and civilian jobs if maximum cuts are reinstated in 2016.

The News Enterprise reports the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce One Knox Policy Council partnered with the CORE Committee to raise awareness about the possible cuts and get people to write letters or digitally sign one written by the organizations. That letter argues against making cuts at the post, saying such a move would have a "severe economic impact" on surrounding communities.

The letter had more than 10,000 signatures by Monday, and officials are hoping to get more before an Aug. 25 deadline to submit comments.

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