• WHS kicks off season at Bourbon Invitational

    Name of competition: Bourbon County Invitational

    Location and date:  Bourbon County High School in Paris.

  • GC Band places third at Beechwood

    Name of competition: Beechwood Festival of Bands

    Location and date: Sept. 7 at Beechwood High School, Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky

    Ranking and any awards: Preliminary competition - first place and swept in all Captions; third place Overall in finals competition and won Best Visual Performance and Overall Effect Captions

    Names and number of bands participating: Six bands - Class 4A - Mercer, Grant County
    Class 5A - Ryle (Reserve Grand Champion), Dixie, Campbell County and Eastern High School (Grand Champion)

  • Back to School


    Director: Chris Hedges

    Number of band members and number of seniors: 53 members and three seniors

    Name of this years show: Birds of a Feather

    Musical selections: Dramatic Prelude; Aegean Festival Overture; Fields of Gold; Third Vortex

    How would you describe the show: There is a bird cage. There is a lot of gold. It’s going to be interesting.

    Biggest competition in your class this year: Hazard, Murray, Beechwood, Paris, Harlan, Owensboro Catholic, Mayfield....and of course, ourselves.


    Director: David Owens
    Number of band members and number of seniors: 86 members and six seniors
    Name of the show: Corner Pocket
    Musical selections: “I Rack ‘Em Up”, “The Break”, “In The Corner Pocket”, “8-Ball Tango” and “The Celebration”.
    How would you describe the show:  Based on the game of pool. The music portrays the game with a fuse of contemporary sound and jazz.
    Biggest competition in your class this year: Ourselves, to match or go beyond our past achievements.

  • And they’re off . . .
  • Rarin’ to go

    Crittenden resident graduates from UMass Lowell
    Ibeita Byrley of Crittenden was among a record number of graduates to be presented with diplomas at UMass Lowell’s 2013 commencement exercises recently at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell.

  • Hedges to lead WHS Band of Spirit

    Chris Hedges helped bring a KMEA state marching band title to Grant County High School in 1998.
    Now, he hopes to do the same for Williamstown High School as the new Band of Spirit director.

    The Crittenden resident is taking over for Mike Pickrell, who resigned July 19 to become band director at Richland High School in Texas.
    Pickrell was hired in 2011 to replace Bob Gregg.
    “This is the second time I’ve taught where Bob Gregg has taught,” Hedges said with a laugh, alluding to Harrison County and Williamstown.

  • ABCs of CPR

    Seventy-five teachers and staff received CPR and first aid training from KEMI, Kentucky Employers Mutual Insurance on Aug. 1 at Grant County High School.Attendees learned proper techniques for CPR including chest compressions and bandaging.