New shelter opens in Georgetown

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Women and children in need of help in Scott County now have a brand new place to stay and get warm as temperatures continue to stay below freezing.

The new Gathering Place Mission women’s shelter off North Water Street officially opened Wednesday.

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The shelter can house up to 16 women and children and is the first emergency shelter of its kind in Scott County.

Volunteers say that combined with this bone-chilling cold will have the shelter filling up quickly.