Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs breaks ground BG Skilled Nursing Facility

SOKY vets celebrate 30-year awaited victory

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – SOKY veterans celebrated a huge win Wednesday. Local and state legislators joined together in Bowling Green to break ground at the commonwealth’s new skilled nursing facility.

A milestone 30 years in the making, comes to fruition at last.

Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs broke ground on their all-new Skilled Nursing Facility home in BG’s own Kentucky Transpark.

Governor Andy Beshear said with this project, “We are fulfilling our obligation to our veterans. They have fought for us. They’ve sacrificed for us. The least we can do is take care of them with the best state-of-the-art healthcare and facilities, especially in later years.”

The soon-to-be 80 K square foot nursing facility will provide long-term care to some of SOKY’s disabled veterans. This $50 million investment will also yield 120 new local jobs.

Kentucky Department of Veteran Affairs Commissioner Whitney Allen said, “It’s All About Love. It’s about Love. The individuals who have served their nation served their Community after serving their Nation, and are now just able to be loved and cared for by the community of Bowling Green.”

60 veterans will be among the first to receive the facility’s compassionate nursing care, try out the state-of-the-art equipment, and take advantage of its physical therapy and recreational activities.”

Allen said, “I guarantee you the veterans who will be in this great grounds here will be loved and cared for by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs.”

This addition marks the Bowling Green Facility marks the commonwealth’s fifth, five-star rated veterans center.

Beshear added, “Our veterans are aging and will need our assistance and help whether it’s in this facility or in others. What my commitment is, is we should have a facility of some type that provides the very best for each and every one of them.”

Governor Beshear says after this construction, he hopes and expects to see another skilled nursing facility built in the next 8 to 10 years depending on demand.