Office of Kentucky Veterans Centers

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Our Mission:

We are committed to serving Kentucky’s veterans by fostering independence, preserving dignity and providing compassionate care.


Admissions to Radcliff Veterans Center

The Veterans Center is scheduled to be open in July 2016.  Applications for admission will be accepted beginning April 2016.  We are accepting names and phone numbers or email addresses to be notified when applications are being accepted.  Please send your information to Brooke Groves, 502 564-9203, or  

Radcliff Veterans Center

Kentucky’s newest 120-bed State Veteran Home incorporates the Community Living Centers model. We are proud to offer our veterans:

    *    All private rooms with private baths
    *   Only 10 veterans in one household, 3 households to a neighborhood
    *    Each household has an enclosed courtyard and covered porch
    *    Country Kitchen Dining Service, spacious activity/lounge areas
The estimated opening date is June 2016. Applications for admission will be accepted starting April, 2016.   We will hold job fairs and post job registers in the spring of 2016. All state jobs are posted on
Please feel free to contact the administrator, Israel Ray at with any questions.


Ninth Annual Veteran Appreciation Picnic at THVC

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It drew hundres of people on August 8 to its speakers, food, entertainment, famous car show and of course the Vietnam Traveling Wall. 

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Watch a video about the Vietnam Wall at THVC here.

Memorial Day Ceremonies

Joseph “Eddie” Ballard Western Kentucky Veterans Center (WKVC), Hanson:  10 a.m. CDT, Friday, May 22. Shawn VanLou was the guest speaker. The local American Legion and VFW  presented the flag-folding ceremony. WKVC staff read the roll call of residents who have died in the last year.   
Thomson-Hood Veterans Center (THVC), Wilmore: 10:30 a.m. EDT, Monday, May 25. The guest speaker was THVC Administrator Ben Sweger.  The Pledge of Allegiance was performed by one of the THVC residents. There was a final roll call for the center residents who have died from May 2014 to May 2015, and a slide show in the residents’ honor. The ceremony concluded with the playing of taps. Family and friends helped place flowers by the Memorial Flag.
Paul E. Patton Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center, Hazard:  Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center residents  attended the Memorial Day Ceremony at EKVC at 10 a.m. EDT Monday, May 25, followed by refreshments. The guest speaker was Jerry Shanker, commander of VFW Post 7387.  Perry County Central Junior ROTC presented the colors. Ashley Campbell sang the national anthem. VFW Post 7387 lay the wreath, made the 21-gun salute and played taps. Lindsey Branson sang “America the Beautiful.”  There was be a slide presentation and roll call for residents who have died in the last year.


The Commonwealth of Kentucky is committed to providing long-term care facilities for Kentucky's veterans, offering a broad range of versatile nursing care. 

Each facility has a compassionate and professional staff committed to providing thoughtful, quality care. These facilities are also fully prepared to provide care for dementia and Alzheimer residents. 
Additionally, each of our homes are outfitted with state of the art equipment. Physical therapy and recreational activities are available to help our residents achieve their ultimate functioning abilities. Most importantly, we are fully dedicated to providing this long-term care service to our patriots.
National Commander Tours Radcliff Veterans Center Construction Site
KDVA Commissioner Heather French Henry welcomed American Legion National Commander Michael Helm to the under-construction Radcliff Veterans Center.
Helm and others toured the site as part of a visit to Fort Knox.
County Clerks Present $15,000 Check to WKVC
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County Clerks in the western district collected $15,000 from the sale of bird houses made from old license plates.
The money will be used to purchase a blanket warmer, and IN2L computer and a grandfather clock reality orientation board.
New WKVC Administrator LaDonna Scott is at left, and holding the check is Richard Young, Secretary of the Resident Council, Navy Veteran and Hopkins County resident.
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THVC Women Veterans Get Pinned

THVC Administrator Ben Sweger saluted Veteran June Dumas and other women veterans after Asst. Administrator Sue Poppelwell presented special Woman Veteran pins to each of them.

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Ladies Spa Day at THVC

Commissioner Henry applies makeup to veteran Inez Wilson.

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KDVA's Veterans Centers Go Red for Women's Hearts. 


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Women Veterans Are Our Valentines at THVC


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