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Still no home for wounded veteran
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It’s been a frustrating waiting game for the family of U.S. Army veteran Chaz Allen, who lost both his legs when he stepped on an explosive device in Afghanistan in 2011.Allen was supposed to have a special-needs home built for him in Warren County. A groundbreaking ceremony even took place more than a year ago on Jan. 28, 2013 at the home site on Crisp Springs Road with a number of local, state and military dignitaries in attendance.But the groundbreaking ceremony has turned out to be the only activity thus far on that property.“We stuck a bunch of fancy shovels in the ground, but since then nothing has been done,” said Chaz’s wife, Jessica Collins Allen, a 1997 Warren County High School graduate. “I think we’re working on our fifth different timeline right now, so maybe the fifth time will be the charm.”While admitting the process has indeed been trying, Jessica is staying positive and is confident their home will be built.