Center Honoring Amanda Ross Opens

Oct 15, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A domestic violence center honoring Amanda Ross, who was killed by former Kentucky lawmaker Steve Nunn, officially opened its doors today. Amanda’s mother, Diana, spoke movingly at a press conference Monday about her daughter’s passing and how her family hoped to turn grief into action.

"I know Amanda would be honored to become the name and the face for every victim of domestic violence. The thought that Amanda's life has made a difference lifted us up and gave us a reason to carry on," Ross said.

The center, which will help meet the needs of victims of domestic abuse, is housed in the Fayette District Court building. Every victim who passes through will receive a journal, which includes poems by Amanda, and a space to fill in their own thoughts. Ross was gunned down in the parking lot of her former Lexington town home in 2009.