Kentucky to award $750,000 fund for Rural Wellness CenterMarch 18th, 2010 - 3:22 am ICT by BNO News
FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY (BNO NEWS) – The Local Government Economic Development (LGED) will award a $750,000 fund to the Knox and Bell counties in Kentucky to support the development of the Appalachian Rural Wellness Initiative (ARWI), Governor Steve Beshear announced on Wednesday.
The LGED fund will enable the construction of the ARWI Center, a $7.2 million facility that will function as a recreational, service, study and learning center. It will offer various wellness programs for all ages, including an aquatics program for youngsters.
“Improving the health of citizens in eastern Kentucky is of the utmost importance. The Appalachian Rural Wellness Initiative Wellness Center will be another way to improve the well being of Kentuckians through both physical activity and health education,” said Governor Beshear.
The center will be located in Barbourville in Knox County, and is expected to receive several thousand people annually from Knox and nearby counties.
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