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Kentucky Changers bring fee labor, home repairs

By The Staff

Time is running out for area homeowners to potentially have their home repaired and beautified for free.

The unique opportunity is being offered by Kentucky Changers, an organization sponsored by the Kentucky Baptist Convention that uses seventh through 12th graders to refurbish exteriors of homes.

For the first time, the project will come to Grant County from July 4-11 with support from the Crittenden Baptist Association.

The deadline to apply for homeowners interested in having their homes is Jan. 31.

Applications are available at the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link’s office in the courthouse and school family resource center.

Applications are to be returned to: Crittenden Baptist Association Office, Attn: Kentucky Changers, 305 N. Main Street, Williamstown, KY 41097.

Once a homeowner has applied, Wayne Browning, local construction coordinator, will visit the homes to determine if the job is something the youth can do in a week. He will notify homeowners in the spring.

The program is looking for 25 jobs that each take about four and a half days to complete.

This is a win-win for all those involved. Not only will a homeowner receive free needed improvements, but a group of young Kentuckians can experience Grant County’s hospitality.

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