Veterans' Center, PTSD Treatment on Agenda in Frankfort

by Joyce West | 07/10/14 9:11 AM

A proposed veterans’ center to be located in Bowling Green and treatment options for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are the topics at a meeting July 10 of the General Assembly’s Interim Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection. KET coverage of the meeting in Frankfort begins at 1 pm at

Scheduled to speak before the committee about the proposed Bowling Green veterans’ center are: Dr. Ray Biggerstaff, retired captain, 101st Airborne, Vietnam; Nick Cook, community and economic development coordinator, Barren River Area Development District; retired Air Force Col. Bill Lytle; retired Army Col. Bob Spiller; Heather French Henry, commissioner, Kentucky Department of Veterans’ Affairs; and Margaret Plattner, deputy commissioner, Kentucky Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Scheduled to speak before the committee about PTSD treatment options are: Nicole Luddington, MD, staff psychiatrist, Cynthia Ramminger, LCSW, program coordinator, and Mary Sweeney, PhD, staff psychologist, PTSD/substance use disorder specialist, all from the PTSD Clinical Team at Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville; Danny “Greasy” Belcher, Vietnam veteran and founder of Task Force Omega of Kentucky; and retired Master Sgt. Thomas Vance, Air Force.