Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Dedicates New State Veterans Cemetery

Press Release Date:  Friday, June 01, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

Lisa Aug

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher visited Radcliff this afternoon to dedicate the new Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central.

Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central is located on 99 acres at 2501 N. Dixie Highway in Radcliff, adjacent to Fort Knox. 

“My administration is committed to supporting our veterans, and we are doing just that by establishing new veterans cemeteries and with a commitment to expanding the state veterans nursing home in Western Kentucky,” said Governor Fletcher. “These are just small ways we can say thank you to the men and women who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.”

U.S. Congressman Ron Lewis, William Tuerk, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs, and Fort Knox Commanding General Maj. Gen. Robert Williams also spoke during the ceremony.

The new cemetery includes a 3,600-square-foot administration building, a 4,400-square-foot maintenance building with service area and a committal facility and a columbarium. It also has parking, a road network, walking path and landscaping commensurate with the dignity and honor of a state veterans cemetery.

Construction and initial equipment for KVCC cost approximately $8.95 million.  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will reimburse the state for construction, and the state will pay the operating costs.