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How to Have a ‘Funtastic’ Fall Break

How to Have a ‘Funtastic’ Fall Break

September 23, 2019

Ah, Fall Break- the first long break of the school year where students get a whole week off of school to do as they please. Fall break is a great time to travel and explore new places, as well as spend time with your friends and family. Sometimes, however, it feels like you're the ONLY person not going...

Woodford Leadership of Tomorrow Takes On the Life Adventure Center

Woodford Leadership of Tomorrow Takes On the Life Adventure Center

May 7, 2019

With the school year almost being over, the Woodford Leadership of Tomorrow group went on their last adventure on Monday, April, 29th.  The group went to the local Life Adventure Center in Versailles, where their leadership skills were immediately put to the test. The Life Adventure Center inst...

The Beauty of Our Nation’s Capital City

The Beauty of Our Nation’s Capital City

Anna Ward, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019

My singing group LSCC (Lexington Singers Chamber Choir) got the amazing opportunity to tour and compete in the beautiful city of Washington D.C. This city has to be one of my favorite cities from the beautiful Potomac River, to the grand marble steps of the Capitol building, this city has so much to...

DECA Goes to Disney

DECA Goes to Disney

Katherine Kelly, Staff reporter

May 3, 2019

On Saturday morning, select Woodford County DECA members headed to the airport. They were headed off to Orlando, where Nationals would be. Over nine countries were there, and with 22,000 competitors, it was going to be a crazy competitive next couple of days. While no one from Woodford managed to plac...

The Best Treats In NYC

The Best Treats In NYC

Hillary Ocampo, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2019

Over spring break I went on an amazing trip to New York City—my favorite place in the world. One of the many things to enjoy in New York is the food; there is something for everyone anywhere you go, whether it's a famous restaurant or a local hotspot. But what is a good meal without dessert? I made...

On the Bend of the Elkhorn Creek

On the Bend of the Elkhorn Creek

May 1, 2019

I recently decided to enjoy springtime in my State and corner of the world. I visited neighboring horse farms, beautiful paddocks, and the elbow of the Elkhorn Creek. I want to take you, the readers, with me in this article so you can experience the warmth and glow that not many people see. &nbs...

Not Travelling? No Problem. We’ve Got You Covered!

Not Travelling? No Problem. We’ve Got You Covered!

Tyler Case and Casey Humphreys

March 29, 2019

Are you staying in town this spring break? Found out that you have nothing to do during the whole week off? Well, here's a few options for activities to do that are close by and that are not going to empty your wallet dry. There are many places to go, but there are a few that may interest you and make...

Climbing to a Happy Life

Climbing to a Happy Life

Riley Gardner, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

Climbing is a sport that provides opportunities that allow you to really learn a lot about yourself and grow as a person. When you've got something ahead of you, you know it's possible to get up, but you just have to figure out how. Sometimes it takes many more tries than I'd like to admit, but perseverance...

Get to Know Cancun

Get to Know Cancun

February 20, 2019

I recently took a trip to Cancun in December of 2018, and I really enjoyed it, and I recommend going. I recommend it because there are many places to visit that are historically relevant, there is a lot of sea life to experience, and there is a lot of good, authentic Mexican food. Places to Stay...

Exploring the Explorium

Exploring the Explorium

February 1, 2019

Located at 440 West Short Street in Lexington, the Explorium of Lexington is a fun and exciting place to take kids from ages one to ten years old. The Explorium is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-5pm, Sundays from 1pm-5pm, and Mondays from 10am-5pm only from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Admission for...

History of The Woodford Inn

History of The Woodford Inn

December 14, 2018

  The Woodford Inn is an Old Dutch Colonial building tucked away in downtown Versailles surrounded by local businesses and within walking distance of the High School. It's an official part of the Bourbon Trail and is visited by travelers coming from different places around the world parti...

The Captivating State Capital

The Captivating State Capital

December 14, 2018

While many residents of Versailles are aware of the nearby state capital of Frankfort, a surprisingly low percentage of Woodford County High School students have ever walked the grand marble halls of the Capitol Building. Unbeknownst to many, the main building is open from 8 AM to 4 PM on weekdays and...

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