The Jacket Journal

What Makes Alabama A Pretty Sweet Home

Katelyn stands on the back deck of the ship and looks out at the sea.

Anna Ward, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2020

When people think about planning a nice beach vacation I feel like the places that typically cross people's minds are Florida or South Carolina and yes, those places have really great beaches but so does Alabama. To be honest I would've never thought of Alabama being a good place for a beach vacation...

Seeing Secretariat

The Secretariat statue found in Lexington, Kentucky, honors the incredible feats of this horse.

Dakota Hobbs, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

Secretariat Statue Secretariat was the 1973 Triple Crown winner. The statue is a remake of the horse immediately after he won on May 5, 1973. Secretariat lived from March 30, 1970, to October 4th, 1989. This statue represents Secretariat's outstanding achievements in horse racing. The statue is locate...

A gorgeous mural found on Main Street.  There are several that can be found in Downtown Frankfort.

Take a Walk Down Broadway Street in Frankfort

February 14, 2020

Frankfort seems so far away, but I promise it's worth the trip! Downtown Frankfort is filled with interesting sights, stores, and restaurants. From pizza to coffee, pottery, the Grand Theater, and the Old Capitol building downtown Frankfort is filled with beauty and amazing history.  Check out this ph...

Ocean Wonders in Kentucky: Newport Aquarium

Ocean Wonders in Kentucky: Newport Aquarium

February 6, 2020

Ocean Wonders In Kentucky: Newport Aquarium With the recent cold weather, many are hoping to get away to sunlit beaches. What if exploring the depths of the oceans is really just an hour and a half away? Newport Aquarium is a family-friendly attraction that encourages curiosity and captures attention among anyone who ...

Comparing Two Popular Hiking Trails in the Red River Gorge Area

A view of the beautiful Gray's Arch as you approach it.

Arissa Keith and Addison Kerr

February 6, 2020

Recently, we went hiking on two different trails in the Red River Gorge area: Natural Bridge and Gray's Arch. Natural Bridge and Gray's Arch are two very different trails. The bridge is high up and you get a good lookout of the forest around you. The arch is a lower trail, down on the ground. You see ...

Theater Nerds Unite!

January 24, 2020

The 2020 Junior Theater Festival took place this past weekend (January 16th - 18th) in Atlanta, Georgia. Woodford County sent a few groups to the festival--Folsom Academy of the Arts, Innovation Arts Academy, and Woodford Theatre. Each group brings a 15 minute cut of a Junior Musical and is given feedback...

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

Anna Ward, Eden Alqahtani, and Katelyn Cooper in front of the Capitol Building.

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

From left to right: Katherine Kelly and Katherine Crain pose for a quick picture in front of the castle. Photo by Emma Wesley

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

Photo by Hillary Ocampo

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...

A hidden tunnel. What is lying up ahead?

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...