(click headline to read on the WLKY web site)LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Down Syndrome of Louisville broke ground this weekend on a new life-long learning center.
Construction on the facility will begin soon on six acres along Hurstbourne Lane in the Stony Brook area.
Among those on hand was Gov. Steve Beshear.The $3.5 million center will be the first of its kind in the nation.
"This is project that puts a stamp on Louisville that people with Down Syndrome have value and contribute to the community," Down Syndrome of Louisville spokeswoman Diana Merzweiler said.
Kosair Charities provided the lead gift of $1.5 million.Down Syndrome of Louisville has been recognized as a national leader in the Down Syndrome community.
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