Edmonson Voice Staff:
Recently, House Bill 13, the Bowling Green Veterans Center Bill, was signed into law by Governor Matt Bevin. Sponsored by Rep. Michael Meredith, R-Brownsville, the measure commits $10.5 million in matching state bonding funds for a veterans’ nursing home in Bowling Green.
A statement from Representative Meredith's office said "Committing the funds was a necessary step for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to begin construction on the much-needed facility. A commitment letter will now be sent to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, moving the project onto the active federal funding list."
The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) conducted a market assessment and feasibility study for the State Veterans’ Nursing Home Program, which concluded that south central Kentucky was the area most in need of a veterans’ nursing home.
The statement also said "Rep. Meredith has led the charge on the this issue since 2016 to ensure the brave men and women who have selflessly served our country have access to quality healthcare."