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Education

  • ENERGY PROGRAM SAVES THOUSANDS

    With Grant County and Williamstown Independent Schools feeling squeezed financially, the school districts are saving thousands of dollars after hiring an energy manager last year.

    In July 2010, both school districts joined an energy consortium with three other school districts to hire Jon Nipple as energy manager to propose various ways to save energy and money.

    Since that time, both districts have saved through energy conservation practices and selecting the best utility rates.  

  • CORRECTION:

    Connor Williams works on a Native American project in Mrs. Lyle’s first grade class at Dry Ridge Elementary.

    This photo appeared in the May 26 issue of the News but Williams was incorrectly identified. The  News apologizes for the error.

  • Jaconette GCMS Incredible Inca student of the week

    Conrad Jaconette
    Conrad Jaconette has been selected as the GCMS eighth grade Incredible Inca student of the week. His work ethic, leadership and positive outlook earned him this honor. He strives for excellence in all that he attempts because he desires excellence.

  • Nickells GCMS Incredible Inca Student of the Week

    Kennedy Nickells
    Kennedy Nickells has been selected as the GCMS Eighth Grade Incredible Inca Student of the Week. She invests time and energy in all her classes to be successful and possesses the admirable traits of cooperation, determination and dedication, which earned her this award. She doesn’t settle for less than her best.

    Nickells is an active member of the GCMS choir, which earned a distinguished rating at the Kentucky Music Educators Association festival this year. She also traveled with the high school choir to Washington D.C.

  • JROTC holds military ball

    The Grant County High SchoolJROTC Military Ball, which began in 2005, was held May 14 with 169 JROTC Cadets and 143 guests and parents. The four-course catered meal was followed by an awards program and ended with two and a half hours of dancing and entertainment.

  • JROTC holds military ball

    The Grant County High SchoolJROTC Military Ball, which began in 2005, was held May 14 with 169 JROTC Cadets and 143 guests and parents. The four-course catered meal was followed by an awards program and ended with two and a half hours of dancing and entertainment.

  • Vance graduates from WKU’s Gatton Academy

    A cap and gown are nothing new to Courtney Vance.
    For the second time in less than two weeks, the Williamstown High School senior walked across a stage to celebrate her graduation.

    Vance was one of 60 students across the state to graduate May 14 from the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Math and Science at Western Kentucky University.

    Instead of roaming the hallways of Williamstown, she spent her  junior and senior years at WKU in Bowling Green and earning more than 60 college credit hours.

  • DISTINGUISHED RATING

    The Grant County Middle School chorus, under the direction of Elsa Blake, received distinguished scores from all judges at the Kentucky Music Educator’s Association middle school large group festival at the Calvary Baptist Church on May 12.

    All performing groups have a chance each year to perform for their district in front of judges and receive scores.There are three judges present at each festival site. For the first year in the school’s history, the GCMS chorus received all distinguished scores from the judges. 

  • Summer reading kicks off June 4

    By: Paige Taylor

    The Grant County Public Library is hosting a summer reading program for infants, toddlers, children, teens and adults. The program is called “One World, Many Stories” including Chinese, African, Mexican and Australian influences.

    Wynita Worley and Cheryl Clemons are librarians at Grant County Public Library and will be hosting the summer reading programs for the children, teens and adults.

  • Going native