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Education

  • Library to host David Giffels Nov. 5 at GCHS

    David Giffels of Akron, Ohio thought he was a handyman, but when he attempted to rehab a Tudor mansion, he learned a lot mostly about himself.

    “The greatest lesson I learned from this adventure was that I wasn’t nearly as capable as I thought I was,” Giffels said in a phone inteview last week.

    Giffels, author of “All The Way Home,” will be in Grant County at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Grant County High School auditorium for a book discussion and a book signing session.

  • 4-H to host car show

    The Grant County Extension office will host a car show at 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12. at the extension office, 105 Baton Rouge Rd, Williamstown. Vehicle arrival time for registration is from 8 to 10 a.m.

    Donations are appreciated.

    There will be a $20 entry fee for exhibitors, including motorcycles, cars, trucks, classic cars and trucks.
    Special dash plaques will be given to the first 50 entries

    Trophies will be awarded to Best Truck, Best Muscle Car, Best Paine, Best Interior, Best Motor, Best Bike, and more.

  • Bands strike right notes for second place finale

    Grant County and Williamstown marching bands ended their seasons on a high note, although a little short of a state championship.

    For the second consecutive year, both local bands finished as first runner-up in their respective classes at the Kentucky Music Educators Association state marching band finals on Oct. 29 at Western Kentucky University.

    It was the third year in a row that Grant County took home the KMEA Class AAAA runner-up plaque, making it the 10th plaque the school has earned in its history.

  • NKU STUDENT FOR A DAY

    The Northern Kentucky University-Grant County Center gave high schoolers a taste of postsecondary education Oct. 17 with “College For a Day.”

    Students from Grant County and Williamstown high schools were among the group that attended the event.

    Betsy John Jennings, director of NKU-Grant County Center, gave a brief overview of the center and its benefits to the juniors and seniors.

  • Williamstown students throw down reading challenge

    Williamstown Independent Schools is hoping families and the community join students in the cooperative reading experience “Come Read With Us.”

    Now through Dec. 21, the goal of a district-wide initiative is to get as many people as possible in Grant County to read the popular novel “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins as a way to bridge literacy gaps.

    “The plan is to challenge anyone to read this at the same time as us,” said Tina Withorn, WMS teacher. “It doesn’t have to be together, just at the same time.”

  • Grant County Middle School Hilbilly Hoedown

    Students at the Grant County Middle School hold an annual Hillbilly Hoedown dance and penny drive to raise money to help purchase gifts for needy families at Christmas. This year the event raised $2,000.

  • Williamstown named Grand Champions

    WHS Band of Spirit wins grand champion at South Laurel

    “ With Pride” they say as the season presses on.
    The Williamstown Band of Spirit is approaching the final weeks of the season and traditionally, these weeks are the most intense.
    The Williamstown Marching Band was one of 14 bands who traveled to London, Ky., on Oct. 15 to compete in the South Laurel Cardinal Classic.
    The competition started out with a bang.
    Taking the field at 3:30 p.m., the Band of Spirit was the first band on the field.

  • Alger receives honors from Murray State

    Isaac Alger from Williamstown High School received the
    Certificate of Recognition from the Commonwealth Honors Academy at a reunion
    of Academy scholars held at Murray State University on Sept. 17.
    Dr. Warren Edminster, Academic Dean of the Academy,
    and Dr. Don Robertson, Vice President for Student Affairs of Murray State presented the award to Alger. Alger and 93 other students completed the three-week Academy at Murray
    State between June 3 and June 25.  During the three weeks, Academy

  • WILLIAMSTOWN CHEERLEADERS FOCUS ON BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

    Williamstown cheerleaders hope traditional orange and black will be replaced by pink during the Oct. 20 basketball games.

    For the second year, the cheerleaders will be honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month in conjunction with the Williamstown Middle School Lady Demons’ first basketball game at home against Deming.

    The sixth and seventh grade team will play first at 6 p.m., followed by the eighth grade team.

  • Test scores fall short of federal goals

    Grant and Williamstown School districts were among the more than 87 percent of school districts that did not meet federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements.

    Only two of the eight local schools met federal NCLB requirements, according to data released from the Kentucky Department of Education.

    Both Grant County Schools and Williamstown Independent as districts also did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in the 2010-11 school year.