Officials break ground on new veterans hospital in Louisville


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — After years of planning, the Department of Veterans Affairs has broken ground on a new hospital in Louisville.

The $840 million project is being built on Brownsboro Road and will replace the aging Robley Rex VA Medical Center on Zorn Avenue.

News outlets report the event on Thursday was attended by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Rep. John Yarmuth, Mayor Greg Fischer, and others.

The project has been in the planning stages for about 15 years as officials debated over location and funding.

Plans call for the new hospital to have 104 beds, two parking structures, a Women’s Health Clinic, and a utility plant.

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