Play Ball: Corps constructs softball facility for Fort Knox High School

Published March 11, 2013
The Corps recently completed a new facility for the Fort Knox High School Girls Softball Team complete with new locker rooms, restrooms and concession stands. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Jeff Cannady)

The Corps recently completed a new facility for the Fort Knox High School Girls Softball Team complete with new locker rooms, restrooms and concession stands. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Jeff Cannady)

The Corps recently completed a new facility for the Fort Knox High School Girls Softball Team complete with new locker rooms, restrooms and concession stands. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Jeff Cannady)

The Corps recently completed a new facility for the Fort Knox High School Girls Softball Team complete with new locker rooms, restrooms and concession stands. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Jeff Cannady)

Spring is in the air and baseball season is starting up across the Bluegrass. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, has helped to make this season more enjoyable for the Fort Knox High School softball team by providing them with much needed amenities at their softball field.

The $672,000 project was constructed by Polu Khai Services, LLC., and managed by the Louisville District. The 2,500 square foot facility consists of new locker rooms, new public restrooms, a new concession stand, and a storage space for the equipment used to maintain the facility.  There is even a washer and dryer hook up for coaches to wash the team uniforms.

“Getting a new softball complex is very exciting news for Fort Knox Community Schools,” said Jacqueline Prather, Fort Knox Community Schools Athletic Director. “We have long had to play without the added amenities. We will now have one of the top facilities in our district and region for hosting games. The ability to provide these to our high school community as well as to the visiting schools will make Fort Knox a more desirable place to play softball.”

The Fort Knox softball team takes the field for their first game March 23. “We are bursting with pride and excitement to be able to host our first home game,” said Prather.