Everything for Your Home's
Beauty, Comfort & Convenience 384-2123
704 Jamestown St, Columbia
Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Click here for information
Real Estate & Auction Co.
Duo County Telecom
Now Available Through
Your Cable Service!
GUN & PAWN
What's Going On
Info about the
Janice Holt Giles
and Henry Giles Society
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Lt. Governor Cuts Ribbon on new Veterans Home
Radcliff Veterans Center incorporates the Community Living Concept, which features four neighborhoods comprised of three 10-bedroom households. The design provides 120 veterans with a private room, private bath and family-style living room, dining room, kitchen and patio. A separate administration building houses recreation, therapy and other services. The center will eventually employ over 200 staff members.
Click on headline for complete story
From Commonwealth News Center
RADCLIFF, KY (July 21, 2017) Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton cut the ribbon to ceremoniously open the Radcliff Veterans Center (RVC), a new state veterans nursing home just north of Etown.
"This facility is part of Kentucky's continuing commitment to serve the men and women who served us in military uniform," said Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton. "I'm honored to help dedicate this nursing home and extend congratulations from Gov. Bevin."
RVC incorporates the Community Living Concept, which features four neighborhoods comprised of three 10-bedroom households. The design provides 120 veterans with a private room, private bath and family-style living room, dining room, kitchen and patio. A separate administration building houses recreation, therapy and other services. The center will eventually employ over 200 staff members.
"It's finally arrived, well-deserved for this much needed magnificent facility. Something to be proud of in this area," said Sen. Albert L. Robinson.
The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) began planning the Radcliff home in 2006. Construction began in July 2013. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provided a $21.45 million construction grant, and the Kentucky General Assembly appropriated $18.6 million in construction funds. The U.S. Department of Defense donated 194 acres of land from Fort Knox to the Commonwealth of Kentucky for RVC.
"It's a great place because faint sounds of reveille can be heard at 0630 every morning," said Radcliff Mayor Mike Weaver.
There are an estimated 56,000 veterans in Jefferson County, 16,000 in Hardin, 7,000 in Bullitt, and 5,000 in Oldham - more than a fourth of all the veterans in Kentucky.
"This has been a long and not always easy journey," said KDVA Commissioner Norman E. Arflack, "but like all such journeys, the reward at the end is great."
RVC is Kentucky's fourth state veterans home. Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore opened in 1991, and Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard and Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson opened in 2002.
This story was posted on 2017-07-21 17:36:06
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.
More articles from topic Kentucky:
State Considers Entrepreneurial Solutions for Asian Carp
KYEM holds FEMA eclipse tabletop exercise
KFW Commission proposes new fishing regulations for 2018
Beshear: Reformulated painkiller still subject to abuse
I-65 interchange & connector opened today in Warren Co., KY
Gov. Bevin Makes appointments to KY Commissions, Board
AG returns nearly $8 million to General Fund
Adair, Taylor, Russell show growth in latest estimates
Bluegrass Supply Chain Services to add location in Park City, KY
Kentucky AG reaches settlement with Louisville based HVAC Co
View even more articles in topic Kentucky
Click for Info
Bank of Columbia
If You're Thinking of Selling,
Let Us Do the Yelling
Principal Broker & Auctioneer
Burton Real Estate
& Auction Service
Call Us For Appraisals
Click for Listings
On This Site
or Click Here
Columbia in the Movies
from the archives of
Click for Stories
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.