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Tips and Tricks For Staying Safe!

Tips and Tricks For Staying Safe!

Amariah Reed, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

According to the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children(NCMEC), nearly 800,000 children are reported missing each year--that's more than 2,000 children a day. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children also report that 203,000 children are kidnapped each year by family members and...

Getting Spooky in Downtown Lexington

November 6, 2019

Spooky season has come to an end and Lexington went out with a BOOm! On Sunday, October 27th, Lexington held its annual downtown Halloween festival, followed by a parade, then concluded with Michael Jackson's Thriller reenactment. There was quite a crowd and many activities leading up to t...

WCHS Volleyball Team Volleys for a Cure

WCHS Volleyball Team Volleys for a Cure

October 22, 2019

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month on Thursday, October 10th, 2019 the Woodford County High School Volleyball Team hosted Lexington Catholic for their annual Dig Pink game, an event organized by the Side-Out Foundation which works with the community to spread breast cancer awareness. ...

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

October 7, 2019

 What Are Suicidal Thoughts? Suicidal thoughts can happen when someone's feelings of hopelessness, isolation, or despair become too heavy to bear. Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone of any age. It is like a mental disease and people who choose to commit suicide feel that there is no other option. O...

A Look at Spiced “Candie’s” Art in the Fall

A Look at Spiced “Candie’s” Art in the Fall

September 27, 2019

For about half a year now, my mother, Candice (Candie) Jenkins, has been diving into the world of art (painting to be specific). She's been working hard being in charge of a personal business; she has already participated in her first art exhibit, and this month, she has been given the chance to participate...

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

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...

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