Crews have nearly completed a new Kentucky National Guard Readiness Center in northern Kentucky.
The center in Burlington will house the 1204th Aviation Support Battalion and includes nearly 5 acres of parking, administrative and storage spaces, conference rooms, classrooms and an assembly hall.
Kentucky National Guard design and projects manager Capt. Joseph Sloan told the Kentucky Enquirer (http://bit.ly/VEz7D0) that crews are expected to complete work on the project next month and the facility should be "up and running" before the end of April.
Sloan said the National Guard tries to locate readiness centers in different areas of the state to more effectively respond when there's an emergency.
He said there was "a big gap in our coverage" in the northern Kentucky region.