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

    Jennifer Maddox, of Dry Ridge, was one of the 2,200 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies April 30 at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion.
    Maddox earned a B.S.N., nursing, degree.

    Lacy Walters of Williamstown was named to the dean’s list at the University of the Cumberlands for the 2011 spring semester.
    To be eligible students must have achieved a grade of “P” in convocation while maintaining a minimum cumulative scholastic standing of 3.50.

  • Williamstown senior attends National 4-H Congress

    Katie Nantz was the sole Grant Countian to be invited to the 4-H National Congress in Atlanta in November.

    It was the first time in many years that a Grant County 4-H member was selected for the honor.

    The 18-year-old Williamstown High School senior was one of only 30 4-H members from Kentucky selected to attend the five-day event.

    The purpose of the National Congress is for attendees to come together to learn about community involvement, diversity and service to others.


    National College - in Florence has released the dean’s list for the winter terms. The following students achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 out of a possible 4.0, achieving the honor of being placed on the dean’s list:

    First winter term
    • Brandi Woods of Corinth
    • Eric Elliott, Monica Elliott, Carla Newman, all of Crittenden
    • Bobby Cook and Sarina Hardin, both of Dry Ridge

  • Star Students

    Taylor Souder has been elected as the Grant County Middle School eighth grade Incredible Inca Student of the Week. Her reliable and responsible behavior earned her this award. She inspires others with her positive attitude and dedicated work ethic. She strives for excellence in every aspect of her life.

  • Butterflies invited to GCMS

    If you can’t take the kids to the wetlands; just take the wetlands to the kids.

    That is what Grant County Extension Assistant Lamar Fowler decided to do when extended periods of rain kept Grant County Middle School students from going on site to the official ‘wetlands,’ dedicated last year and located behind the school.

  • Inside the classroom

    From a small town in Holland to a small town in Kentucky, Heleen Giesbers was honored for Excellence in Education at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce banquet April 30.

    “I was just stunned,” she said. “I had no idea and the moment they said about somebody being from Holland, then I basically knew it was me. The nomination and the award humbled me. I really appreciate the recognition especially here, because the teachers here work so much together, so that you feel that everyone deserves that award.”

  • Grant County registers kindergarten students

    The Grant County School District will register students who will attend kindergarten this fall, but have not yet registered. Registration dates will from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 30 or from 8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, July 19.

    Call Peggy Seevers, at the district office, at 859-824-3323 to schedule an appointment on one of these dates.