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The Amsden’s Roots

The Amsden’s Roots

Addison Kerr, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2019

Filed under Community, Showcase

"They are some of the busiest people I know," said the barista, who is talking about Emily and Alex Riddle.  Most likely, you have heard about Versaille's newer local coffee shop, The Amsden. The Amsden building contains the coffee shop as well as a small store and bourbon bar. Alex and Emily Riddle are ...

The Newest Farm Equipment

The Newest Farm Equipment

March 14, 2019

Do you know what the Farm Machinery show is? The National Farm Machinery show is held in the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky every year. It displays agricultural products and equipment such as tractors and lawnmowers, as well as some other farming equipment.  I recently went with...

Trump Administration Launches Global Decriminalization of Homesexuality

Trump Administration Launches Global Decriminalization of Homesexuality

March 11, 2019

Richard Grenell, the highest-profile openly gay man who works within the Trump Administration, takes lead on the effort which launched February 19 in Berlin. This effort will focus on places like Africa, the middle east and the Caribbean.  The U.S. Embassy is flying an LGBT activist from across Europe ...

Swords or Shields?

Swords or Shields?

March 1, 2019

At 9:00 A.M. (EST), February 27th, Wednesday morning, Nintendo hosted a special seven-minute live stream dedicated to new information on the newest Pokemon title that is still in development. The games have been revealed to be Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield and will be the first core titles on t...

Old Traditions, New Traditions

Old Traditions, New Traditions

February 26, 2019

Woodford County High School hasn't had a talent show in years, but 2019 is the year for a comeback. In previous years, our school has held a talent show every year and the community loved it. Over time, this tradition started to die out. This year, Mrs. Fitz and HOSA got the show back on the road. On...

Living a Mini-Life

Living a Mini-Life

February 26, 2019

Over the past month or so, I have watched many videos on what minimalism really is and people's views on it. Minimalism is keeping only the things you need such as the essentials and things that give meaning; it's about living a simpler life and having freedom. There are many misconceptions of what minim...

Will the Future Be Female?

Will the Future Be Female?

February 22, 2019

As of Wednesday, February 20th, a record number of women have declared they will be running for President of the United States in 2020. These women are all members of the Democratic Party and are all either current Senators or House Representatives. While the simple number of women declaring they are...

United Nations: Live from Kentucky

United Nations: Live from Kentucky

February 15, 2019

Ever since my first model UN, I wanted to change the world. I want to pursue the study of other cultures and foreign diplomacy.  As someone who is interested in foreign diplomacy, helping immigrants and refugees have always been important to me. One of my dreams is to organize a student gro...

WCHS Hosts Dance Gold

WCHS Hosts Dance Gold

Ashlyn Martin, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019

Filed under News, School

Last Saturday, Woodford County High School hosted Dance Gold, an event that stems from the University of Kentucky's Dance Blue. Dance Blue is a 24-hour dance marathon in which participants are on their feet for the entirety of the fundraiser. The participants of Dance Blue fundraise money for Dance...

Brexit: UK Leaving the EU

Brexit: UK Leaving the EU

February 13, 2019

What is the EU? The EU stands for European Union. The EU is a unified trade system and has 28 member countries. It allows for the free flow of goods and people.  The members of the EU are Austria, Italy, Belgium, Latvia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Croatia, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Malta, Czechia, Netherlands,...

State of the Union: United or Divided?

State of the Union: United or Divided?

Jackson Heller, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019

Filed under Editorial, Opinion, World

The State of the Union Address is a long practiced, well-known tradition in American government, and this year it seemed to be a speech of healing and unification. I've never been in full agreeance with President Trump, considering the countless controversies that surround him, but I was pleasantly su...

AMEN House in Georgetown Helps Families Affected by the Government Shutdown

AMEN House in Georgetown Helps Families Affected by the Government Shutdown

Amaya Patrick, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2019

Filed under Community

In Georgetown, Kentucky, the AMEN House is helping families who are struggling from the federal government shutdown. This non-profit has been open for twenty years now and helps the people of Scott County with food, clothing, and financial needs. The AMEN House's executive director, Michelle Carlis...

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