Millersburg gym opens for area youths

The U.S. Army Cadet Corps, the new owner of the Millersburg Military Institute, will open up the school's gymnasium to area youngsters on Tuesday nights starting Jan. 20.

The Bourbon County gym will be open every Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m., with free admission for youngsters ages 12-16, corps officials said.

Available activities will include basketball, football, pool and lessons in martial arts taught by enrolled corps cadets. Information also will be available about the U.S. Army Cadet Corps program for those who are interested.

A parent or guardian must be present with each child to sign a liability-release form, the corps said.

The gymnasium is on the campus of the historic military academy at 1122 Main Street in Millersburg. The institute now is the U.S. Army Cadet Corps' headquarters and National Cadet Training Center.

The corps, a private organization not affiliated with the Army, moved its headquarters from Pennsylvania after acquiring MMI in September.

Corps officials plan to reopen MMI as a military boarding school within a few years. They also plan to bring cadets to the campus from all over the country for summer camp training starting this summer.

A grand opening is planned for April.