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Veterans Center Project Underway

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A new veterans center planned for Hardin County will be just the fourth such facility in the state, and will offer long-term care in a region known for its close ties to the military.

State and local leaders were in Radcliff on September 18 to honor the official groundbreaking for the center that has been seven years in the making. With a planned opening in June 2015, the project will feature a dozen ten-person homes, and will provide full nursing services to 120 veterans.

Office of Kentucky Veterans Centers Executive Director Gilda Hill said the new facility in Radcliff won’t look or feel like a normal nursing home.

“They will be able to design their own rooms as far as how they decorate the room. They are welcome to bring their own furniture if they like, if that will make them feel more at home. They will tell us when they want to eat breakfast, when they want to bathe, and when they want to go out of the building for visits.”

The Radcliff Veterans Center will sit on 195 acres of land donated by the Defense Department.

Governor Beshear pointed out that an estimated 56-thousand veterans live in Hardin, Jefferson, Bullitt, and Oldham counties. That’s over one-fourth of all veterans living in thecommonwealth.