March 31, 2014

Beatles trivia stumps most

Annual event raises nearly $3,000 for GED scholarships

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Who is the oldest of The Beatles? What was the first song The Beatles performed live for an audience in America? What is the name of the album commonly known as “The White Album?” For whom was the song, “Sexy Sadie,” written about?

By far, The Beatles trivia stumped more than a few teams during the annual Laurel County Adult Education and Literacy Trivia Bee Tuesday. Nine of 12 participating teams scored less than half of the 10 points in the troublesome category. Other trivia categories included Laurel County businesses, Sweet 16 basketball, Famous Duos and National Parks.

The trivia bee was held at Jackson Energy, who sponsored two teams - one of whom took home the win.

The team of Jackson Energy “Frazzles,” made up of Ryan Henderson, Lonnie Farler and Lynne House, came out on top, taking home a really big trophy and bragging rights for 2014.

After five rounds, 10 questions each, the Frazzles took first place with 39 points. They beat the second-place winner, The Chalice Champs, who won in 2013, by only one point. This year’s Chalice Champs was comprised of Tanya Tyler, Jack Farmer and Anthony Rush.

The third-place team was the Springleaf “Screamin’ Heat” — Jason Jones, Jamie Gaddis, and Robyn Massey — at 37 points.

The trivia bee is a fundraiser for the Laurel County Adult Education and Literacy (LCAEL) program.

Kathryn Hardman, executive director, said the event raised $2,950 this year, which will be used for scholarships for GED students and to offset the cost of the GED test itself for many who cannot afford it.  Since it began, more than 2,400 individuals have earned their GED through the Laurel County Adult Education and Literacy program.

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