Retired teacher donates land to better foster care system

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WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – It isn’t every day that people give land away, but a retired Clark County teacher did.

Judy Singleton’s family has owned a farm in Winchester since 1940. Now, it will serve a new purpose, as a foster care facility.

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She donated the land to Sunrise Children’s Services. The partnership between Sunrise and Singleton is making it possible for kids to stay with their siblings when placed in foster care.

Over the next few years, the 130 acre farm will transform into Solid Rock Children’s Ranch. It will have two log cabin-style homes, to house foster siblings.

Those homes will be parallel to the house Singleton lives in now. She will continue to live there, serving as the “resident grandmother” to the foster kids.

A road will be created, branching off from the main road, leading to the children’s houses.

This map shows the layout of Solid Rock Children’s Ranch, provided by Sunrise Children’s Services.

Sunrise Children’s Services says the project will take between $700,000 and $900,000 to complete.

For more information about Sunrise Children’s Services and how you can donate to the project, click here.