Office of Kentucky Veterans Centers

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Our Mission

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

Christmas Cheer at THVC

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The KDVA Youth Council visited THVC on December 19th. They passed out little Debbie cakes and Christmas cards to all Neighborhoods and Miss Kentucky Teen played her fiddle for the Eisenhower Veterans.  Here they pose with veteran Donnie Baker and KDVA Deputy Commissioner Heather French Henry.

More pictures here.

Christmas Dinner for Lady Veterans at THVC

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From the white linen and crystal to the prime rib and the sparkling cider in champagne glasses, it was a four-star occasion for the Lady Veterans of Thomson-Hood Veterans Center. Kentucky Women Veterans Coordinator LuWanda Knuckles was the guest speaker, and helped distribute Christmas stockings, gift bags and hand-made angel centerpieces to the veterans, one of whom, Dorothy Farmer, right, just celebrated her 99th birthday.

More pictures here.

Paintings for Veterans

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Three veterans at Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson, including James Barnes at left, received original paintings created by participants in the Louisville Paint for Women Veterans event. Several participants donated their artwork to veterans at KDVA's veterans centers.

More pictures here.

THVC Reaches Charitable Campaign Goal in Hairy Style

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Assistant Directors of Nursing Ed Thompson (seated) and Chad Helton challenged the staff at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center to exceed its Kentucky Employees Charitable Campaign goal of $12,000.  If they did, Thompson and Helton promised to switch head and facial hair.  Thompson shaved off his full head of hair and a nice mustache, while clean-shaven Helton let his start to grow back.

Now That's A Veterans Day Flag

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Paul E. Patton Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center displayed this new flag as part of its Veterans Day events. News coverage included:


Apply for Jobs 

Open positions at the new Radcliff Veterans Center and our other facilities are posted online at Kentucky Careers​. The Kentucky Careers​ website is the only way to apply for jobs with KDVA.


Radcliff Veterans Center


The Veterans Center is scheduled to be open in late Fall 2016/Early Winter 2017.  If you have any questions, please call 270-352-6716 and we will be happy to help you.

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

Please feel free to contact the administrator, Israel Ray at with any questions.

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