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Inauguration 2019: A New Chapter for Kentucky

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

The Gift of Giving

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...

Relieving the Stress of the Holidays

Relieving the Stress of the Holidays

December 17, 2019

The holiday season tends to be a very stressful time. Parents are busy buying gifts and cooking, traffic is bad and people worry about their travels, kids are worried about what they're going to get and how they're going buy gifts. If you're not careful, the stress of the season will quickly out due...

Engaging with Esperanza

Engaging with Esperanza

December 17, 2019

Children all across the county struggle in school because English is a second language to them. Fortunately, there are programs meant to help these children, like the one here in Woodford: Esperanza. “Esperanza was created for students coming from families where English is not the primary language,...

Life 360: Innovative or Invasive?

Life 360: Innovative or Invasive?

December 13, 2019

Over the past decade, parents have become more and more obsessed with knowing where their kids are at all times. Thanks to phone tracking apps such as Life360, parents are able to track their children's every move. Teens are beginning to feel as if their privacy is being stripped away now that their...

40 Years of Art and Captivation

40 Years of Art and Captivation

December 3, 2019

The University of Kentucky Art Museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary. This is the perfect chance to revisit this hidden gem of Lexington. In a survey given to students at WCHS, only 7% said that they had been to the UK Art Museum. The current exhibits are thought-provoking and well worth the thirty...

The Jacket Journal Storms KET

November 20, 2019

KET stands for Kentucky Education Television. This is a network of PBS that serves the U.S. Commonwealth of Kentucky. The network has programs such as Doc Martin, Comment on Kentucky, and Big Family, among others. On November 12, the Jacket Journal staff went to KET’s Lexington location. When app...

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...

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