Society
8:14 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Ross Domestic Violence Center Opens in Lexington

A domestic violence center honoring Amanda Ross, who was killed by former Kentucky lawmaker Steve Nunn, has officially opened its doors in Lexington. Amanda’s mother, Diana, spoke about her daughter’s passing at a press conference Monday and how her family hoped to turn grief into action.

"I know Amanda would be honored to become the name and the face for every victim of domestic violence," she said. "The thought that Amanda's life has made a difference lifted us up and gave us reason to carry on."

The center will help meet the needs of victims of domestic abuse and is housed in the Fayette District Court building. Every victim who passes through will receive a journal, which includes poems by Amanda, and a space to fill in their own thoughts. Ross was gunned down in the parking lot of her former Lexington town home in 2009.