Submitted by Bill Brittain.
“On July 10, I was able to publicly thank Congressman Steve Watkins for his help on the Mercy facility.
The Congressman was in town Friday at the Nu-Grille (restaurant) for a small group discussion passing through for other stops for the day.
Several months ago I reached out to him and his office with an idea to save the (former)Mercy Hospital facility.
He and his staff have been instrumental with helping us get to where
we are today!
I would also like to thank the Bourbon County Commissioners for taking bold action by accepting the donation of the facility!
By doing so I believe we will ensure our community will have good healthcare options available in a nice facility for many years to come.
Our hope is to fill this facility with several healthcare options and I am in hopes that we will have hospital services at some point down
Jody Hoener, the Bourbon County Economic Director has also worked very hard in spearheading meetings, making contacts, and looking for grants.
It definitely, like many things, takes action from many but
without Congressman Watkins Office I don’t think we could have got the ball rolling!