The Barren County High School JROTC building is complete and district officials will host an official dedication ceremony Sunday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m.
“Some of our cadets will serve as masters of ceremony,” said school district Superintendent Bo Matthews. “We have students who are enrolled in JROTC who will basically run the program for us. We’re going to have color guard, the national anthem, invocation and Ret. Lt. Col. Julie Norman will be the keynote speaker. She is a Barren County high school graduate and is also a Western Kentucky University JROTC graduate. She was pivotal in getting us to where we are at this point in time in Barren County schools with JROTC.”
The new 15,000 square foot building includes a large 10,000 square foot multipurpose room, making it the largest high school indoor training facility in the area, complete with multiple classrooms, boys’ and girls’ locker rooms, restrooms, storage and several offices.
In addition to the main entrance and lobby, there are large overhead service doors for the indoor training areas, which is complete with artificial turf.
The indoor area is large enough to house 50 parking spots for vehicles and is large enough to contain 12 racquetball courts.
Matthews said he has been given permission from Frankfort for a flyover.
“We got approval to have a Black Hawk to fly over and land and set up a display for those who are interested in checking out the helicopter,” Matthews said. “We will have the Glasgow Police Department … they will offer a 21-gun salute, and we’ve gotten their bagpipe personnel, who will play Amazing Grace.”
Read more of this story in Monday's print and e-Edition of the Glasgow Daily Times.