Local News
5:05 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Ground Broken on Facility for Veterans in Radcliff

Construction is officially underway on a new veterans residential care center in central Kentucky.

The Radcliff facility will be just the fourth in the state.

With a planned opening in June, 2015, it will include a dozen ten-person homes.

Office of Kentucky Veterans Centers Executive Director Gilda Hill said the new facility won’t look or feel like a traditional 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,” Hill said. 

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

Governor Beshear pointed out at today’s groundbreaking ceremony that more than one-fourth of the commonwealth’s veterans are in Hardin, Jefferson, Bullitt and Oldham counties.