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A Look Into Woodford County's Young Life Organization

A Look Into Woodford County’s Young Life Organization

April 15, 2020

YoungLife is an international organization that works to enlighten teenagers about the story of Christ while providing a diverse environment for teens to make friends and meet mentors to confide in. Check out the slideshow below to get a look inside all of the fun activities YoungLife members are a part of...

Fayette Mall's New

Fayette Mall’s New “Youth Escort Policy” Now in Place

April 13, 2020

The Fayette Mall in Lexington is a very popular shopping spot, and with that being said, it is used as a hangout spot as well for many people, mostly teenagers. For years teenagers have been visiting the mall to socialize and shop, whether it be in groups, pairs, or by themselves. Recently, Fayette...

The Calm During the Quarantine

The Calm During the Quarantine

The Jacket Journal Staff, Staff Reporters, Editors

April 8, 2020


Aisle from Kroger where the toilet paper is normally located. Completely empty, all toilet paper has been sold out.

Stuff in Stores? Not Anymore!

March 26, 2020

The CDC recently announced that the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, is officially a pandemic. Our country, along with many others, is going through something resembling a shutdown as a result. As people are out of work and imports are slowing down, many families have made an attempt to stock up...

Landon Oxley and James Hawkins hold their certificates for earning Eagle Scout after their Court of Honor.

Two Eagles Take Flight

February 29, 2020

The Eagle Scout rank is the highest honor in the Scouts BSA (Boy Scouts of America). It’s more than just a personal goal for many scouts. It is a testament to a recipient’s leadership ability, determination, and skill. Two Yellow Jackets, Landon Oxley (12) and James Hawkins (12) rose to the rank of Eagle at their joint court of honor this past...

Huntertown History Project Interview

Huntertown History Project Interview

February 21, 2020

Back in 2012, a project rose up through a fund grant proposal by the Woodford County government towards the development of Huntertown's 38 acres into an educational park. Alongside this came various oral interviews of former Huntertown residents conducted by Dr. Richard Schein, of the University of Kentucky.     Arou...

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...

Midway, Kentucky: Then vs. Now

Midway, Kentucky: Then vs. Now

February 10, 2020

Midway, Kentucky is a tiny, albeit thriving community; standing strong since 1835. Midway is known for its vibrant architecture, unique restaurants, and friendly townsfolk. Midway is a regular host to local festivals, such as Francisco's Farm Arts Festival, and the Fall Festival; which has been named ...

Lexington is On the March

An extremely creative sign at the Women's March in Lexington, Kentucky.

Jeri Ireland, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2020

What Are We Marching For?  In 2017, after President Trump was inaugurated, the women of America held a march to protest Trump's anti-women statements. Since then, marches are held annually around the country to continue spreading this mission's ideas. On January 18th, Lexington held its annual...

The flags fly high in celebration of the 61st Kentucky Governor's Inauguration ceremony.

Inauguration 2019: A New Chapter for Kentucky

December 17, 2019

On December 10th, 2019, hundreds of people from across the state of Kentucky made their way to the Capitol building in Frankfort to celebrate the inauguration of Governor Andy Beshear. On this chilly Tuesday, the Capitol building hosted multiple events for the public to celebrate and enjoy.  The l...

The Gift of Giving

Collection of photos from the overall experience.

Michaela Agee and Olivia Smith

December 17, 2019

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year according to artist Andy Williams. The season of giving has jingled its way back around once again. Giving to people in need is a way to lift everyone’s spirit, and it’s so easy to do. We (Michaela Agee and Olivia Smith) created a service project to allow...