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Education

  • Working with robots provides time to bond

    On the surface, the session in the gymnasium of Grant County High School on April 27 looked like it was about assembling and programing robots, and it was all that. But underneath all the activity, relationship building was at the core of the robotics program involving Big Brother-Big Sisters, Girl Scouts of Kentucky and a group of Dry Ridge Elementary students who participate in the Kentuckians Encouraging Youth to Succeed program (KEYS).

  • Students celebrate Earth Day
  • GCHS Color Guard rookies learn the ropes at camp

    The GCHS Color Guard Rookie Camp began April 12. The girls, led by instructor Sasha Hass, will practice weekly through May 17.

  • Former Wildcat visits WES

    Former University of Kentucky basketball player Dicky Beal motivated Williamstown Elementary students recently to be prepared for their CATS testing.

    The theme of the pep rally was “Shooting for Distiniguished on the State Test.” One student will received an autographed Coach Calipari photo at the end of testing.

  • EKU student from Dry Ridge to present at conference

    An Eastern Kentucky University undergraduate will present his research project at the National Environmental Health Association’s annual Educational Conference and Exhibition.

    Jonathan Slone, a senior environmental health major from Dry Ridge, will present research he conducted on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) control methods on university campuses. He will also receive a $500 scholarship, which will be presented at the conference.

  • We're going to Disney World

    Thirty Grant County High School seniors and four chaperones gathered April 21 in the school parking lot before heading to Orlando, Fla. The students took in the sites and attended “Grad Bash” at Disney World.

  • Haggarty receives $1,000 scholarship from Enquirer

    Williamstown Independent School senior Colleen Haggarty has received a $1,000 scholarship from the Cincinnati Enquirer’s scholarship program for children of employees. Haggarty’s father, James Haggarty, has worked for the Enquirer as operations manager since 2003, when the Haggarty’s moved to Grant County from Minnesota.

  • Cadets take care of their own

    GCHS JROTC cadets Kim Phillips and Elizabeth Faulkner help Rachel Mohrhaus carry Brittany Blackburn from drill practice. Blackburn had a previous injury and couldn’t complete the drill.

  • Grant County’s Got Talent

    Senior Dalton Hoffman won first place at the GCHS talent show March 18. He sung "I Will Follow You Into The Dark" and played an acoustic electric guitar. Kendall Hopper, won Grand Champion Talent for the third consecutive year at the Grant County Middle School talent show on March 26.

    At GCMS, Casey Hinton won first place in the instrumental category, Libby Gbur and Shelby Courtney won first for vocal duet, Courtney Jo Young won first for vocal solo and Daniel Crockett won first place for his dance routine.

  • CU Choir recognized

    The Campbellsville University Chamber Choir visited the State Capitol recently to perform for the governor and Congress, and to be recognized for their success. Among the performers was Tim Howe, son of Rodney and Nancy Howe of Dry Ridge.

    Howe also performed with the Campbellsville University Handbell Choir at the Gosser Fine Arts Center on April 10.