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Education

  • Grant County High School Career and Technology Center

    The community will get its first look at the Grant County School’s new Career and Technology Center at an open house of the $10 million facility on Sunday.

    “I’m excited, especially with the new career readiness challenges. The technical center will help us reach students we might not reach otherwise,” said Grant County Superintendent Ron Livingood.

    The addition at Grant County High School features 12 new classrooms/labs that will be home to seven new career and tech programs.

  • 2011 GOVERNOR’S SCHOLARS

    Grant County High School

    Name: Sidney Tencza
    Parents: Kris and Donald Gordon
    Where attended GSP: Bellarmine University
    Focus of study: Communications and social studies
    Future plans: I would like to study public relations and political science in college.
    What did you learn from your experience at GSP: I learned how to be more of an individual. I became more independent and self-confident.

    Name: Courtney Jaconette
    Parents: Mark and Debra Jaconette

  • Generous gift

    A $1 million gift from Dry Ridge resident Larry Spears will create the first-ever endowed chair in the University of Kentucky’s College of Pharmacy.

    Larry Spears, a 1959 UK College of Pharmacy alumnus, was recognized for his donation at an Aug. 24 ceremony at UK.

  • Williamstown approves staff, student drug testing policy

    Williamstown Junior and Senior High School students may be tested for drugs if they drive to school or participate in a sport or extracurricular activity.

    The school board approved a drug test policy at its Aug. 8 meeting that goes into effect for the 2011-12 school year.

  • ACT scores mixed for schools

    Williamstown High School celebrated while Grant County High School was left disappointed with recently released ACT scores.

    The data released by the Kentucky Department of Education was from high school juniors taking the test during the 2010-11 school year.

    Since 2008, as mandated by state law, all of Kentucky’s public school juniors participate in the ACT, which assesses English, reading, mathematics and science and is scored on a scale of 1 to 36.

  • Grant administrator resigns after complaint

    Ron Kinmon resigned his position as director of operations for the Grant County School District effective June 20, 2011, after a sexual harassment complaint was filed against him by a bus driver.

    Kinmon worked for the district in a variety of capacities including teacher, boy’s basketball coach and principal. As director of operations, he was the supervisor of the bus drivers and maintenance staff.

  • NOTEWORTHY

    Berea College
    William Moore and Eric Moore, both of Dry Ridge, have been named to the spring 2011 dean’s list at Berea College. A student who achieves a GPA of 3.2 or higher for a minimum course load equivalent to 16 semester hours is named to the dean’s list.

    Western Kentucky University
    Gregory J. Dewald of Dry Ridge was among students receiving degrees from Western Kentucky University at the May commencement ceremonies.
    Dewald earned a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS).

  • Career, tech center ready to open

    A new school year beginning Aug. 15 will begin a new chapter for Grant County Schools.

    The district will open its $10 million Career and Technology Center at Grant County High School, featuring 12 new classrooms/labs that will house seven new career and tech programs.

    In the past several years, about 40 students from GCHS were required to travel to a technology center in northern Kentucky for classes.

  • BACK TO SCHOOL BLOWOUT!

    Pens, pencils, notebooks and more will be given away at the third annual Back to School Blowout to kick off the beginning of the school year.

    The event, sponsored by the Grant County Community Education and Grant County Parks and Recreation, will be from 7 p.m. to dark Saturday, Aug. 13 at Grant County Park in Crittenden.

    Along with free school supplies, Grant County students can enjoy free hot dogs and a screening of “Toy Story 3” in the park.

  • Local Students recognized nationally

    More than 6,300 nationwide members, advisers, alumni and guests of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), gathered in Anaheim, Calif., July 10-14 for the 2011 National Leadership Conference. From Kentucky, 180 members from 28 schools attended.

    This year’s student-originated theme for the annual national meeting was  “Imagination in Action.”

    Seven Grant County High School students won awards at the national competition.