Glorified Intern Slideshow
The stories of Corey Thompson and Amber Sparks
Photography by Emily Spence, Audio by Anna Tong & Emily Spence | Staff
Leader’s Training, a month-long Reserve Officer Training Corps program is held each year at the Fort Knox U.S. Army post. The program draws college students from all over the United States and the world. These students are late-comers to the army—they decided after several years of regular college to try the military. However, those involved with the Leader’s Training have no obligation to enlist afterward, though many do.
Corey Thompson, 20, of Louisville, Ky., has come dropped many leadership roles back home to participate in the program. To him, the program is challenging, but he considers it a sort of vacation from every day life.
Amber Sparks, 23, of Radcliff, Ky., has taken a month off of being a mom and girlfriend to carry on her family’s tradition of being in the military. Sparks discusses her passion for the army, her fear of heights and her views on life.
Laura Bell Bundy visited Lexington Catholic High School, her alma mater, to run her Take It From the Top Broadway workshop for high school students on Tuesday, July 29, 2008. Video by Emily Spence | Staff
More than 10,000 American Idol hopefuls flocked to Louisville for preliminary auditions for the show’s eighth season on July 21, 2008. As they waited to enter Freedom Hall for auditions, we quizzed contestants about Kentucky’s state song, while also witnessing the controlled chaos that is “the Idol Line.” Video by Emily Spence | Staff
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A small group of girls at Camp Judy Lane participated in a week-long program during which they learned how to rock—and work together. Local musician Melanie Johnson showed the girl scouts that writing and performing music could be fun, and not as hard as it seems. Video by Emily Spence | Staff