A new partnership between Ft. Knox and a local equestrian center is offering Soldiers enrolled in the Warrior Transition Unit an extension of their overall medical treatment called equine therapy. Currently, the center is working with five Soldiers a week and already more than 300 Soldiers are enrolled in the program. Also, read about Army Cadet Command in Virginia that has closed a chapter in their history as they rolled up the organization's flag that will be unfurled in November at Fort Knox. These stories and more are featured in The News Enterprise.
Technology upgrades, growth in enrollment and mentoring programs are in full swing at area schools in the Heartland. Starting in October, all LaRue County High School students will receive laptops through the district's 21st Century Learning Initiative. Extensive training and Internet safety briefings have already begun for students, teachers and parents. Also, read about the pilot mentoring program in the Hardin County Schools district called One Hour Revolution in which adults or high school students spend an hour a week at school with a student. These stories and more are featured in The LaRue County Herald News and The News Enterprise.
Although summer has officially ended, you can still enjoy swimming and sliding at the new and improved Comfort Inn Hotel and Pirates Bay Indoor Water Park. The park has slides, pirate ship water cannons, a rain maker, basketball water court, and a hot tub. Food and beverages are also available at the Pirates Pub cafe featuring pizza, burgers, nachos, beer and local wine from Bullitt County's wineries. It is open to the public and accessible without purchasing a hotel room. These stories and more are featured in The Pioneer News and The Kentucky Standard.