• Bob Vlach, Woodford Sun Staff

Frontier Nursing seeks permit for move here

Frontier Nursing University has applied for a conditional-use permit so the educational institution can move its operations to the Versailles campus of the Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth at 2050 Lexington Road. The 37-acre campus will house Frontier Nursing University (FNU) students on a short-term basis for orientation and instructional sessions, according to an application seeking the conditional-use permit from the Board of Adjustment (BOA). A hearing on the request is scheduled for Monday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the Woodford County Courthouse. Schools for academic instruction are a conditional-use in Woodford County's A-1 (agricultural) district, which is the zoning designation of 2050 Lexington Road. During an interview in April, FNU President Dr. Susan Stone told The Sun that the move to Versailles will allow Frontier Nursing University to continue its mission of educating nurse midwives and nurse practitioners who provide healthcare to families in underserved areas. She described the campus "as the perfect site for us." Besides being only 10 minutes from Blue Grass Airport, the 37-acre campus has land and facilities to meet future growth needs, she said. The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth will move from here to Jessamine County, where it's building new facilities to better meet the needs of the youth served by its programs. Private campground Mike and Amy Perry are seeking a conditional-use permit so they can rent a cabin on their Elkhorn Ridge Farm property at 1334 Georgetown Road (Ky. 341), north of Midway's I-64 interchange. The private cabin will be rented for two or three weekends a month, with weekly rentals also available to small groups. No rentals for large events are planned and the cabin can sleep a maximum of six people, according to the application seeking the conditional-use permit. A single-car garage, two patios and a roofed porch are also available to renters of the cabin. More than half of the Elkhorn Ridge Farm property, located in the CO-1 (conservation) district, is bordered by the South Elkhorn Creek. Two other requests are also scheduled for hearings on the Board of Adjustment's agenda for June 6. John and Susan Higdon are seeking a 25-foot variance so they can construct an in-ground swimming pool at 7025 Arbor Meadow Way. Three property owners - Edmonds Cross Versailles, LLC; Gary and Colleen Stanley; and Ellis J. Parker, as trustee of a charitable foundation - are seeking a dimensional variance in order to erect a four-board horse fence along Huntertown Road.

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