SHARPSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A family in eastern Kentucky is working to turn an old school into a drug rehabilitation facility for women.
Erica Williams told WYMT-TV (http://bit.ly/1gYXZP2) that the facility in Bath County is in honor of her sister, Michele Williams, who died last year of a drug overdose.
She says her family plans to turn the former Bethel Elementary school into the Michelle Williams Life Skills Academy, a 12-step drug recovery program.
The family already owns the building and they have hired a director. However, they are still raising money to finish renovations that will bring the building up to code.
Meanwhile, they have applied for status as a not-for-profit agency and expect to get approval.
If everything goes as planned, Erica Williams says the facility should open in the spring.
Information from: WYMT-TV, http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews