Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday signed a bill providing $16.3 million to complete construction of the Bowling Green Veterans Center.
House Bill 2 provided an appropriation from the Budget Reserve Trust Fund to complete construction of the $53 million facility expected to be finished next year.
The Veterans Centerwill be the state’s fifth long-term skilled nursing care facility. The 80,000-square-foot facility will provide 60 beds and is being built on 25 acres donated by the Inter-Modal Transportation Authority at the Kentucky Transpark in Warren County. It will create 120 jobs, according to a release from the governor’s office.
The single-story skilled nursing facility was designed using the federal Department of Veterans Affairs’ small-house design, which provides a private suite for each veteran and will include common living and support areas.
Ground was broken for the facility in November.
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