RADCLIFF, Ky -- A new idea to pay for a new VA Hospital to serve the region...and it comes out of Radcliff. Radcliff Mayor Mike Weaver is passionate about locating a new VA Hospital on 50 acres just outside the Hardin County city.
Weaver and a team of investors are putting together a new public-private partnership that could expedite construction of a new hospital and possibly cut the overall cost by up to 80-percent. Weaver says VA hospital projects underway in Orlando, New Orleans, and Las Vegas are a combined $1.5 billion over cost estimates and construction is running 14 months or more behind.
The VA is currently looking to build a new hospital along Brownsboro Road in Louisville, a project that has neighbors opposing the move...a move that Weaver calls "nuts" because its already over-priced and behind schedule.