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Our Mission

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

KDVA Veterans Centers Named Official Polling Places

Hampton.jpgKentucky Secretary of State Alison Grimes this month named KDVA's Veterans Centers in Hazard, Hanson and Radcliff as official polling places (Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore is already a polling place.) Grimes stressed the importance of making voting easier for veterans, and KDVA Commissioner Adams stressed the benefit to both veterans and community members of getting to know each other, especially young people.

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Carl M. Brashear Radcliff Veterans Center Unveiled

Hampton.jpgOn Nov. 9, 2017, the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs and the family of Master Chief Master Diver Carl M. Brashear dedicated the Radcliff Veterans Center to the man whose heroic and historic achievements stand alone and continue to inspire young people to this day. More than 500 people attended the dedication.

Read announcement here.

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Ribbon-Cutting at Radcliff Veterans Center

Hampton.jpgLt. Gov. Jenean Hampton ceremoniously cut the ribbon on the new Radcliff Veterans Center July 21, 2017. More than 200 people showed up and it was standing room only despite the heat and humidity. After the ceremony, visitors took tours of the facility. RVC food service staff provided punch and cake.

Read Press release here.

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Article from the Elizabethtown News-Enterprise.

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Appreciating Volunteers at THVC

edted volunteers April 2017.jpgOn April 19, 2017, THVC held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. The longest-serving volunteer pictured is Gene Radin (top row; first man from the left). He has volunteered for 24 years. The youngest volunteer is Hayle C. and is 11 years old (1st row; 3rd from the left). The most collective recorded hours record is owned by Sarah Kaiser (bottom rom; 2nd from the left) with 7,111 hours. The volunteer with the most hours this year and the Volunteer of the year was Chrys Rodgers (2nd row;3rd from the left) with 506 hours in 2016.

Serenading Veterans at THVC

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Chapel Tinius, Miss Kentucky Outstanding Teen and president of the KDVA Youth Council, played her violin for veteran residents at THVC April 15, 2017.

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.

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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.

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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:


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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.