YMCA To Break Ground On New Facility Wednesday

The Monroe County YMCA will break ground on the Northwest on Wednesday.

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A photo from the winter of 2011-2012 shows the land that will house the Northwest YMCA in Monroe County.

The Monroe County YMCA is breaking ground Wednesday, August 8, on its northwest location.

The new property is located on Innovation Court, off of Vernal Pike. Several business leaders, sponsors, and YMCA Board of Directors are expected to be in attendance at the ceremony, schedule to take place at 8:15 a.m.

The 45,000-square-foot Northwest YMCA is expected to cost $10 million. The YMCA has raised $7.5 million toward the facility.

The new facility will include an indoor aquatic area, wellness cardio center and a childcare center.

Shameka Neely

Shameka Neely, a native of Nashville, Tennessee enthusiastically joined WTIU as Senior Reporter/ InFocus Producer in the news department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational and Corporate Communication, with a minor in Marketing and Masters of Arts Degrees' in Administrative Dynamics and Communication all from Western Kentucky University. Shameka also holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

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