Family works to open drug rehab facility in E. Ky.

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 26, 2013 at 11:12 AM

SHARPSBURG, Ky. (AP) -- A family in eastern Kentucky is working to turn an old school into a drug rehabilitation facility for women.
 
Erica Williams told WYMT-TV (http://bit.ly/1gYXZP2) that the facility in Bath County is in honor of her sister, Michele Williams, who died last year of a drug overdose.
 
She says her family plans to turn the former Bethel Elementary school into the Michelle Williams Life Skills Academy, a 12-step drug recovery program.
 
The family already owns the building and they have hired a director. However, they are still raising money to finish renovations that will bring the building up to code.
 
Meanwhile, they have applied for status as a not-for-profit agency and expect to get approval.
 
If everything goes as planned, Erica Williams says the facility should open in the spring.

 

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