Groundbreaking ceremony for Nicholasville youth center

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NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Ground will be broken Monday in Jessamine County on a replacement residential facility for abused, neglected or abandoned children.

Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. on Ashgrove Road for the $15 million campus in Nicholasville.

The ceremony will feature several guest speakers including Attorney General Andy Beshear and United Methodist Bishop Lindsey Davis.

The program has been located in Woodford County since the 1930s.

Homes for Children and Youth vice president of advancement Melinda Ryles-Smith says the new campus will include offices for expanded community services. It will feature residential facilities for 20 teens ages 12 to 17, a school staffed by Jessamine County Schools alternative teachers, and paddocks for equine therapy.

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