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Planting, Growing, and Selling: A Community’s Hidden Gem

Planting, Growing, and Selling: A Community’s Hidden Gem

May 7, 2019

A greenhouse is a structure that is usually transparent and typically hold plants that need to be grown in a controlled climate. Greenhouses can come in many shapes, colors, and sizes. On Saturday, April 27th, the greenhouse at WCHS opened and its products became available to students and the commu...

We Will Miss You, Mr. Merrill

We Will Miss You, Mr. Merrill

Kayla Hadley and Jamie Hobbs

May 6, 2019

Filed under Community, School

At the end of this year, we will be saying goodbye to a hard-working and loving teacher at WCHS--Mr. Merrill. However, before we say our final goodbyes, we wanted to ask him a few questions about his years as an educator. Where did you attend college? Asbury University. How long have you been teaching? ...

#GenerationLockdown

#GenerationLockdown

May 3, 2019

A scenario that keeps playing over and over again like a scratched up DVD, is going to keep playing until someone puts an end to it. But what if you try to fix it temporarily and it only plays back on occasion? This is the solution that the U.S government and school systems came up with after so many scho...

Our Story: 17 Years of Being Best Friends

May 3, 2019

Chap and I decided for our final Jacket Journal piece we'd create a video all about our friendship! Chap and I have been best friends for 17 years now, and our relationship is very special to both of us. In this video, we sit down together and discuss all the details of our friendship and what being fr...

Spark Cafe: In Action

Spark Cafe: In Action

May 1, 2019

Have you noticed the opening of the new Cafe in downtown Versailles? Well, we had a chance to go visit. The new cafe is the incredible result of a Woodford County High School Community Activism class.  The idea for the cafe started about three years ago as a small part of a festival downtown. As the ...

KUNA: A New Experience

KUNA: A New Experience

April 11, 2019

The YMCA has always been something that's influenced my childhood. After school, I'd go to the YMCA and have fun with my friends and play games and meet everyone in the school. As time has passed, however, I've found myself becoming more engaged in politics both at a local and national level. KUNA is...

Spark Community Cafe Sparks Up Interest in Downtown Versailles

Spark Community Cafe Sparks Up Interest in Downtown Versailles

March 29, 2019

On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019, the multi-year project of Spark Community Cafe opened to the public. The new community restaurant is located on Main Street in Versailles. The cafe features a variety of farm-fresh dishes and offers multiple affordable and delicious choices for any meal. Spark is a pay-it-forward...

Spotz Gelato: What’s the Scoop?

Spotz Gelato: What’s the Scoop?

March 29, 2019

Spotz Gelato handcrafts gelato and sorbet all from local Kentucky Proud ingredients and serves it in their scoop shops as well as event trucks. They opened a new location here in Versailles earlier this month located at 148 Court Street, and a Georgetown location is opening on March 29th, at 135 Wes...

Creative Kentucky

Creative Kentucky

March 28, 2019

Located at the Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky Crafted is a locally run, locally creative art show for all ages. Prices run from $7 for online tickets, $8 for at-the-door tickets, and free for children 15 and under accompanied by an adult. The 2019 show was March 15-17 from 10 am-6 pm. Located in Lexin...

Youth at Broadway Baptist!

Youth at Broadway Baptist!

March 28, 2019

Just a year or two ago, Broadway Baptist Church (2500 Harrodsburg Rd.) got a new pastor to lead the youth attending the church. His name is Zach Bauer, and he has been helping to grow the youth department more and more each month. For this article, I conducted an interview with him on what he has planned...

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 ...

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...

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