At Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries in Corbin, employees with mental and physical challenges produce textiles and clothing for the U.S. military. In an interview at the Life Adventure Center in Versailles, program host Doug Flynn talks with Terry Scariot of USA Cares about the Save A Warrior™ initiative, which helps veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress syndrome. Next, explore the Kentucky Museum, located on the campus of Western Kentucky University. Last, enjoy the ghost stories in the final segment of the “Haunted Louisville” series.
Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries
The nonprofit Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries (SEKRI) was established in 1971 to provide employment for people with physical and mental disabilities. SEKRI has a long-standing contract to manufacture clothing for the U.S. military.
Save A Warrior
Outdoor recreation is one component of a successful program to help military veterans work through post-traumatic stress. The Save A Warrior™ initiative, begun in California in 2012 by military veteran Jake Clark, provides a “war detox” experience—through a mix of counseling, meditation, equine-assisted psychotherapy, and outdoor challenge courses.
The Kentucky Museum
The Kentucky Museum on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green attracts thousands of visitors annually.
Sandy Staebell, registrar and collections curator for the museum, said the museum is particularly strong in quilts, political memorabilia, toys and games, and the decorative arts. “People can come to us just to study those types of collections,” she said.
Haunted Louisville, Part 3
In the final segment of its “Haunted Louisville” series, Kentucky Life visits several locales rumored to harbor ghosts: The DuPont Mainsion; the First Church of Christ, Scientist; The Inn at the Park; and the St. James Court Flats.