• Williamstown Marching Band wins third overall at Eagle Classic

    The Williamstown Band of Spirit traveled to Louisville on Sept. 17 to compete in the Eastern Eagle Classic.

    The band’s preliminary performance of this year’s show “Upon a Winter Solstice,” was awarded first place in class A and second place overall.

    The band left the field with much excitement for their finals performance.


    The Youth Performance Award winner for September is Grant County High School junior Kaira McKinnon. As a young woman of faith, she looks for opportunities to tell others about Jesus Christ through her church’s music ministry where she plays drums for the youth praise and worship bands at Family Worship Center.
    She is the daughter of Tony and Kim McKinnon of Crittenden.

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  • Grant County Marching Band opens with a win at Beechwood

    The parents roared and cheered as Grant County Marching Band was announced as Reserve Grand Champions at the 2011 Beechwood Festival of Bands on Sept. 10.

    Earlier in the day, Grant County took to the field during preliminaries with their show “Video Killed the Radio Star,” as the only class in AAAA, but overall they were a close second behind Madison Central another 2010 State Finalist in AAAAA.

    One at a time, eight outstanding bands took the field in finals competition, with Grant County slotted to go on at 9:30 p.m.

  • Williamstown Marching Band opens with a win at Colerain

    The Williamstown Band of Spirit traveled to Colerain High School to compete in their first official competition this season on Sept.10.

    Led by Director Mike Pickrell, the band was awarded: best overall music, best color guard and best percussion.

    Winning first in class 2A, ands econd overall, the band traveled home with excitement for improving throughout the next week.

  • Thompson joins NSCS at Eastern Ky. University

    George “Kody” Thompson has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).

    Thompson will be honored during an Induction Convocation this fall on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University.

    “NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievement, said Stephen E. Loflin, NSCS CEO and founder. “Membership gives students access to a number of amazing benefits including career and networking resources, scholarships, travel and service projects both on campus and in the community.”

  • Steinau receives $250 from Catholic Order

    Miranda Steinau, of Crittenden, was one of 100 winners selected in a random drawing who received a $250 award for the 2011-2012 school year.

    She is a member of St. Augustine Court 2515 and attends St. Augustine Catholic School. She is the daughter of Todd and Kristy Steinau.

    Catholic Order of Foresters (COF), headquartered in Naperville, Ill., has awarded $25,000 tuition reimbursements to COF members attending Catholic school, kindergarten through high school.

  • 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.


    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.