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Funding cuts force Lexington child center closure

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Federal funding cuts are forcing the closure of a Lexington child development center that serves 75 children.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports (http://bit.ly/10Rk9JY) that the Woodhill Child Development Center will close August 1.

Charlie Lanter, the Community Action Council's manager for program development, says the center is closing because of automatic funding cuts that took effect earlier this year. The funding cuts involved Early Head Start, Head Start and Migrant Head Start programs that are offered at the center.

Lanter says families being served by the center are being placed with other council centers and are being provided transportation as needed.

Lanter says 75 fewer Fayette County children will now get the educational boost for underprivileged children that Head Start provides. The council supports more than 800 children.

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