RADCLIFF, Ky. (AP) — Work has begun on a veteran's center planned in central Kentucky even though officials are still awaiting final approval from federal officials.
Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Ken Lucas told The News-Enterprise that the project in Radcliff has gotten preliminary approval and there's no indication that it won't get final approval soon.
A construction bid for the Radcliff Veterans Center nursing facility has already been awarded and excavation at the site, which is adjacent to the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central, is underway.
Lucas says the final cost of the facility is estimated at $40 million, with the state paying 35 percent and the federal government paying 65 percent.
He said it will be the fourth nursing center in Kentucky authorized specifically for veterans.
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