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Education

  • Local educator earns professional accreditation through National Forensic League

    Ryan Ray, a coach at Grant County High School, has received the Professional Forensic Coach Accreditation through the National Forensic League. This important recognition recognizes excellence in forensic education through competitive success, longevity in the field and commitment to continuing education. While the NFL is home to over 9,000 active educators, only a select number achieve this important distinction.

  • How do we help our daughter's ADHD?

    Q: What kind of changes can we make in our home to help our daughter who was recently diagnosed with ADHD?

  • Speech and Drama take first at tournaments

    On Dec. 6, the Grant County High School Speech and Drama Team traveled to Owensboro to compete in the first annual Daviess County/Hancock County Swing Tournament.

    In a swing tournament, two schools will host their own tournament simultaneously, allowing students the chance to compete in two different tournaments in one day.

  • Manning named January YPA winner

    The Youth Performance Award winner for January is Jamie Manning, a senior at Williamstown High School.

    Manning, 17, is the daughter of Michelle Kruse and James Manning of Williamstown.

    She is the oldest of 16 siblings, the youngest being just a year old.

    Her class schedule this year includes AP calculus, AP English, drama, office aide and college experience, where she goes to Northern Kentucky University for two of her classes.

    Her favorite class is AP calculus.

    “I may not be good at it, but I really like the teacher,” said Manning.

  • National FFA week set for Feb. 21-28

    Grant County Future Farmers of America will celebrate National FFA Week Feb. 21 through Feb. 28. Step Up, Stand Out is the theme this year and more than half a million members around the nation will participate in National FFA Week activities at the local and state levels. Stepping up and standing out is not only a way of life for FFA members, but it’s also a call to action for others. FFA members set a positive example with their leadership, work ethic and community service activities.

  • Spillman holds leadership roles for FFA

    Tyler Spillman has shown pride in being active in the Grant County Future Farmers of America. He is the vice president for the local chapter and has been part of the FFA since he started high school.

  • Greenhouse students donate plants

    The greenhouse students of Sarah Baker, a GCHS agricultural teacher, recently donated poinsettia plants to local nursing home and hospital patients.

    The greenhouse classes learn about a variety of plants and how to care for them over the course of the year. The poinsettia plant is one such plant that was studied this semester. The greenhouse is a resource tool for students where they can actually put to use what they learn in the classroom.

  • Grant Schools to sponsor cable channel

    Parents and community members soon may have increased access to information about the Grant County School District.

    The Grant County School Board recently approved the first year of a five-year plan to have a district-sponsored cable channel with on-demand Internet capabilities.

    The goal of the technology is to provide another outlet to distribute information about school events and news through video clips, photos, calendars and other methods.

  • Williamstown names students to honor roll

    A Honor Roll

    Sixth Grade

    Chris Albers, Derek Cummins, Savanna Grissett, Jessica Gutapfel, Lauren Harmon, Sarah Hicks, Mari Johnson, Sidney Jump, Cameron Varner and Jessica Wainscott.

    Seventh Grade

    Viresh Dayaram, Kayla Harrell, Jordan Howard, Hannah Kinsey, Richard Osborne and Tucker Trenary.

    Eighth Grade

    Cecile Avery, Alec Dalton, Mary Ostertag, Jeffery Pinkston, Morgan Potter and Alex Prokopchak.

    Freshmen

  • Wolz girls earn second honors at Covington Latin

    Emily and Lynn Wolz earned second honors for the first quarter at Covington Latin School.

    They are daughters of Tom and Melissa Wolz of Dry Ridge.