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Scary Rides, Scary Times

Scary Rides, Scary Times

November 7, 2018

  Do you enjoy scary events for Halloween? Have you ever gone out of the house or your neighborhood to enjoy some haunted events? Well, either way, you may want to see the huge tourist place in Mason, Ohio called the Halloween Haunt at Kings Island; and let me tell you it's an amazing ex...

You Were Made For This

You Were Made For This

November 2, 2018

Young Life is part of a world-class organization for teenagers. The staff and volunteers of Young Life Woodford County enter into the world of kids focusing on what matters most to them — fun, adventure, friendship, and sense of significance. In doing so, they earn the privilege of talking to adol...

No Vote? No Problem!

No Vote? No Problem!

November 1, 2018

As avid readers of news, consumers of media, and participants in the political conversation, a question pondered is, "How can I have a role in government if I can't vote?" At 16 years old, it seems as if all forms of participation in government in the community are still a few years out of reach. While...

Scarily Cute: Halloween Happening at Northside Elementary

Scarily Cute: Halloween Happening at Northside Elementary

November 1, 2018

Northside Elementary is an Elementary school in Midway, KY for Pre-K to 5th. They provide an annual Halloween Happening for the students as well as teenage volunteers, to have fun and lend a helping hand. It is community-wide and put on as a school fundraiser. If you have a little one who would like to join the fun, o...

McGrath Visits Versailles!

McGrath Visits Versailles!

October 30, 2018

On the evening of Thursday, October 18th, 2018, District 6 congressional candidate Amy McGrath, the challenger for incumbent opponent Andy Barr, visited Woodford county for a potluck rally. McGrath held a rally at Falling Springs and was joined by several other local office candidates including state...

What You Need to Know About Hepatitis A

What You Need to Know About Hepatitis A

Ashley Courtney, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018

Filed under Community, News

The hepatitis A outbreak was officially announced in November of 2017 by the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH), and nearly a year later, the highly contagious infection has spread throughout the state at an alarming rate. There are over 2,000 reported cases of hepatitis A in Kentucky, at least 1,126 hospita...

What’s Life Without Work?

What’s Life Without Work?

October 1, 2018

Work. What is work for you? Could be stress, dreadful, pain, excitement, tremendous. Joe Smith would know all these feelings that come with a job.  Joe started working at the age of twelve as a medicine delivery person. During his high school years, he painted houses and delivered newspapers. When h...

Stop Complaining and Start Campaigning

Stop Complaining and Start Campaigning

September 27, 2018

Emma Gonzalez, who survived the February 2018 Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, is an activist and co-founder of  ''Never Again.'' She is only 18 years old and has contributed so much to her cause. She has given many speeches and helped organize the "March For Our Lives" ra...

Locally Grown Youth: A Look Into the Community

Locally Grown Youth: A Look Into the Community

September 27, 2018

Photo By: Sara and Lee Busick, Co-Directors of Locally Grown Locally Grown is a community-wide youth ministry located in Midway, KY that focuses on building faith, relationships, and trust with Christianity and the people around you. This article includes an interview from one of the leaders/di...

Falling in Love with Midway

Falling in Love with Midway

Giselle Uribe, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2018

Filed under Community, Showcase

Sparking Our Community: Spark Cafe

Sparking Our Community: Spark Cafe

September 26, 2018

Mr. Smith is a Social Studies teacher who teaches a community activism class and puts on Spark every year, which typically is a pop-up event at the local festivals. This year, Mr. Smith and his students want to extend Spark from a one-day event to an everyday cafe. We got to sit down with Mr. Smith an...

WCHS Teacher Featured in TIME

WCHS Teacher Featured in TIME

Ashlyn Martin, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2018

Filed under Community

On September 13th, a very special edition of the Time was published. This issue featured one of Woodford County High School’s own, Mrs. Hope Brown. Not only was she featured in an article, but Mrs. Brown was on the front cover. To put into perspective how big of a deal this is, the most recent person...

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