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Stuff in Stores? Not Anymore!

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...

The Calm During the Quarantine

The Calm During the Quarantine

The Jacket Journal Staff, Staff Reporters, Editors

March 24, 2020

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Two Eagles Take Flight

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...

Take a Walk Down Broadway Street in 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

Lexington is On the March

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...

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,...

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