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.

  • Conservation district awards scholarships


    Three Grant County residents were recently awarded scholarships for non-traditional students attending Northern Kentucky University Grant County Center.

    Katie Buckley, 22, of Corinth, Shelli Johnson, 43, and Edward Denton, 43, both of Williamstown were the recipients of the scholarships.

  • Buckler finds joy in witnessing kids progress


    Name: Scott William Buckler  of Florence 

    Job title/school: Special Education teacher at Dry Ridge Elementary

    Educational background (high school, college): Ryle HS (2000); NKU B.A. Psychology (2006); Union College M.A.E./Certification (2012)

     What is your favorite part of your job: Interacting with the children in which I serve.  Witnessing progress and watching them develop and make progress.

    Hobbies: Fishing; Music (listening and playing); Travel

  • Local students compete in FCCLA nationals


    Emily Samuel, Hayley Leach and Olivia Cahill, three Grant County High School students, competed in the STAR Events competition at FCCLA Nationals in Nashville recently. Thousands of members, advisers, alumni and guests from across the nation attended this meeting. Approximately 3,600 students advanced from the local, regional, and state level of STAR Events to the national meeting. 

  • Adkins to lead MCE

    Leanne Adkins can hardly contain her excitement for a new school year to begin.

    “On a scale of one to 10, it’s a 10-plus,” she said.
    When the 2013-2014 school year starts, Adkins will be the new principal at Mason-Corinth Elementary.

    Adkins spent 13 years as an elementary teacher at Dry Ridge Elementary before she accepted the position of Advocate for Student Achievement in 2008 and worked out of the Grant County Board of Education central office.

  • Governor Scholars

    Grant County