New jobs in KY being held up by senate

Frankfort, KY - Posted by Brandon Jackson - email

FRANKFORT, KY  (WAVE) - Kentucky's general assembly is holding up a healthcare facility from bringing new jobs to the state.

Carespring Healthcare Management says they will bring 500 new jobs to the state by adding two new nursing homes, in Boone and Campbell Counties. Sounds good but Carespring will need the approval of the general assembly so they can split the bed permits between the two counties.

Only the house has approved the bill so far. Carespring's CEO, Barry Bortz, says "its been slow in the Senate and doesn't seem to be going anywhere." Bortz feels that the bill is being held up.

Leaders of Boone and Campbell Counties came together in support of the legislation in a press conference.

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