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Flag rules changing

Kentucky’s adjutant general says the state is changing its flag policy for fallen soldiers — again.

Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini says this time the policy will include lowering flags to half-staff for all personnel deployed from a military institution in the state. Tonini says that includes natives, permanent residents or those stationed at a military base in Kentucky such as Fort Campbell or Fort Knox.

Kentucky changed its policy in June to exclude lowering the flag for soldiers whose hometown was outside the state. The policy in effect before the June policy had resulted in lengthy stretches of the flags being at half staff. The new policy takes effect immediately. (AP)

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