• Williamstown Star Students

  • Work graduates from WGU



    Ryan Work, of Evansville, Ind., formerly of Dry Ridge, graduated from Western Governers University of Indiana recently with an MBA in Business Management.
    Work completed his bachelor of science degree in Systems Management from Western Kentucky University in July of 2012.
    Work is a 2001 graduate of Grant County High School and is the son of Nelson and Lynn Work of Dry Ridge. He is the grandson of Kathy Roland of Holbrook.

  • Jeff Green Scholars named

    Nine students from Grant County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) for outstanding academic performance in high school. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.
    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. Their awards may be renewed each year of college if they continue to earn high grades, making the total value of their KEES worth $10,000.

  • GCHS JROTC ‘tie’ up competition at Raider Rally

    The Grant County High School JROTC ‘Dog Soldiers’ travelled to Jacksboro, Tenn. recently to compete in the Raider Rally in the Valley JROTC Raider Competition sponsored by Campbell County Tennessee HS JROTC.

    There were 18 teams competing over the weekend of Nov. 22 and Nov. 23 with the awards ceremony taking place on Sunday among snow flurries and 19 degree temperatures.
    The 15th ranked team in the nation was present, along with the Past West Virginia State Champions.


    Morgan Spann is the Grant County High School Youth Performance Award winner for November.

    She is a senior at GCHS and is the daughter of Mary and Robbie Nickell of Dry Ridge.

    Extra-curricular activities: I am involved in the Future Business Leaders of America.

    Community involvement: I almost always participate in Marigold Days. I attend Sherman Church of Christ and ring bells every year for the Salvation Army. I also provide a Samaritan shoebox for families in need.  

  • Star Students

    Grant County High School

    Sara Deaton  
    Sara Deaton is the Grant County High School Student of the Week. She is a sophomore and is in Chase Runyan’s class.
    “Sara is a huge help to other students.  Once she has a firm grasp on a topic, she never hesitates to aide others that need a little extra help.” Runyan said.
    Her favorite thing about school is science. Her favorite book is “Wild Fires”.
    She enjoys going out to eat with her family the most of all.

  • What does Thanksgiving mean?
  • chalk talk

    Name: Carleen Ficker

    Job title/school: RTI coordinator/reading specialist at Williamstown Independent Schools

    Job duties: organizing and designing reading programs that work, training teachers and parents, working with children that are critical with reading issues.

    Educational background: Masters in reading/then reading specialist, Springer Center - reading, Orton Gillingham trained

  • FFA Foundation distributes funds across the state

    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer has pioneered the Kentucky Farm License Plate Program, allowing Kentucky Future Farmers of America and 4-H to directly benefit from the sale of agriculture tags.
    When a person purchases a Kentucky farm License plate, they have the opportunity to donate $10, which is divided equally between Kentucky FFA, Kentucky  4-H and Kentucky Proud.