Ground has been broken on farmland in Nicholasville for a new campus for the Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth.
Once it’s completed, the property will have a 31,000 square foot program facility, a renovated historic home for administration and a new chapel and training center complete with equine therapy. President of KY United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth Randy Coy tells us, it will be one of the best places to care for children with histories of abuse and neglect. “This is designed to do all things connected with our youth under one roof so that their security and safety is first and foremost in our mind. Being able to know that really they don’t need to leave for anything”
Ted Hall credits the United Methodist Home for transforming him when he was a child. He came to the organization after years of abuse and has grown up to be an accomplished artist. “What it did is it changed my focus and it changed the direction of what I thought was possible. If I only think I can do very small things that’s all I’ll ever do. If I can change the world I have to be told that I can and given permission”
Coy says they have now opened bids for construction and have a $15 million budget for the entire project.