Recovery center now slated for Boyd County

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Associated Press

Posted on December 4, 2013 at 8:01 PM

GRAYSON, Ky. (AP) — Officials are looking for another location in Boyd County where they can build a drug addiction recovery center.

Kentucky Housing Corp. spokeswoman Charla Jackson Peter told The Independent (http://bit.ly/1ePmz0v) that partners in the project decided that Boyd County is the best place to locate the center.

That means a proposal to open the center in nearby Carter County isn't likely to move forward.

The Carter County Fiscal Court and the Grayson City Council supported building the facility there after residents in Boyd County voiced objections to having the center built there.

Grayson Mayor George Steele said construction on the facility had tentatively been set to begin in February. Steele said he was shocked by the decision after local officials had been so supportive of the move.

"The project partners feel Boyd is the best location, based on variable aspects, like need and population," Peter said. "Sometimes these things occur because it is new to an area and people don't understand the value of the program in their community."

Pathways Inc., which is set to operate the center after it is built, did not immediately return a call to the newspaper about the project.

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Information from: The Independent, http://www.dailyindependent.com

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