• Three Grant County teachers are saying goodbye ...

    Harrison prepared generations
    Linda Harrison is retiring from Dry Ridge Elementary after 33 years of teaching. Harrison has worked with children from kindergarten through grade 5 and is a graduate of EKU, NKU and Williamstown High School.

    Teaching was a natural choice for Harrison because her mother, uncle and four aunts were involved in education, inspiring her to be a teacher.

  • SES recognizes student achievement
  • BCTCBluegrass and Community Technical College announces dean's list

    The following students from Grant County  have achieved dean’s list honors for the 2011 spring semester at Bluegrass and Community Technical College.

    The dean’s list is open to full-time students who have earned an overall semester gpa of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

  • Kaplan University

    Cheyenne Thurman
    Cheyenne Thurman has earned an Associate of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration In Early Childhood Development degree from Kaplan University.

    She has a 3.33 grade point average and is pursuing bachelor’s degree.
    Thurman is employed at Beck’s Daycare and Learning Center in Williamstown.

    She lives in Crittenden with her husband, Jonathan, and her son, Brandon.

    Thurman is the daughter of David Rice and Reynae Lockhart.


  • Summer food service program available throughout county

    The Grant County Food Service Program is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:


    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.  


    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.