- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Union College has turned an old hospital building into a new campus science facility.

The school dedicated the new Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey Center for Health and Natural Sciences last week. The old Knox County Hospital building was revamped for the project.

The Ramsey Center is home to a nursing school and other science studies, including natural science classes and a psychology department. Classes have been meeting in the building since the start of the fall semester. A ribbon cutting was held in October.

The renovations were done with private donations and government grants, including $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The Ramseys, who own a horse farm, both attended Union College and they are natives of Artemus, near Barbourville.