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Education

  • Williamstown to hold open house on Nov. 9

    Williamstown Independent School will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 9.

    The open house will feature the new additions and renovations, school and classroom tours, student/staff “smart” technology demonstrations and refreshments. A recognition of the distinguished “CATS” students will be from 4 to 5 p.m. in the gym. All parents, community and alumni are invited.

  • Grant County marches to 8th place finish

    Grant County Marching Band earned the opportunity to compete in KMEA Semi-final Competition on Nov. 1. Grant County competed along side of 15 other 4A bands, all aiming for those final four slots to advance to Finals Competition that evening.

    Taking the field at 11:45 a.m., Grant County entertained the crowd with its show, “Scenes from Nippon” for the last time this season. Grant County ended another great season finishing eighth in state.

  • DRE plans veterans program

    Dry Ridge Elementary will honor WWII veterans this year. The program is at 9 a.m. on Nov. 11 with donuts and juice at 8:30 a.m. for the veterans. All veterans are invited to attend.

  • Noteworthy: Deadline for holiday sign ups is Nov. 14

    Families who need a helping hand this holiday season have until Nov. 14 to sign up at their school’s family resource center.

    Parents or guardians should contact the school where their child or children attend to register and receive participation information.

    The deadline has passed to sign up at Crittenden-Mount Zion Elementary, but names are still being taken at Dry Ridge, Sherman, Mason-Corinth, Grant County Middle and Grant County High School.

  • Williamstown brings home fourth state title

    It just doesn’t get any better than this…. Williamstown Band of Spirit brought home The Governor’s Cup and another Class A State Championship Title. This is the fourth Class A Championship for Williamstown in the past five years.

    The day began as the band competed in semi-finals on Nov. 1 at Butler High School in Louisville.

  • Band of Spirit advances to state

    Sixteen marching bands competed in the Class A regional competition on Oct. 25 at Beechwood High School.

    Williamstown Band of Spirit took the field at 4 p.m. and entertained the crowd with their best performance of the season.

    When the top eight bands were announced Saturday evening, Williamstown was named among Beechwood, Hazard, Lee County, Nicholas County, Pineville, Harlan, and Paris to advance to state competition on Nov. 1 in Louisville.

  • Jansen takes part of Georgetown's homecoming

    Kyle Jansen, a junior psychology major from Crittenden, escorted Amy Hines, a junior from Paris, at the Georgetown College Homecoming Court during halftime ceremonies of the Tigers football game against Campbellsville University on Oct. 25.

    Jansen is a 2006 graduate from Grant County High School. He is the son of Jim and Bonnie Jansen.

  • GCHS band earns distinguished score

    Grant County earned another distinguished score at KMEA 4A regionals hosted at Rowan County High School in Morehead.

    They will advance to semi-final competition on Nov. 1 at South Oldham High School.

  • Can you give us information about the GED?

    Q: My daughter wants to drop out of high school and get her GED. Can you give us information about this test? We don’t know anything about the GED.

    A: The General Education Development (GED) test measures knowledge in five areas: language arts with writing, social studies, science, reading and mathematics. An important part of the GED test is an essay which documents your ability to write and communicate effectively.

  • Bands compete at Boone Co. Rebel Classic

    Williamstown Band of Spirit

    Williamstown Band of Spirit competed at the Boone County Rebel Classic on Oct. 18 in Florence.

    After a cold and windy preliminary competition, where Williamstown placed second behind Beechwood, the Band of Spirit fought back to win the reserve grand champion trophy in the finals.

    As the final scores were announced, Beechwood received third place by the slimmest of margins behind Williamstown, with Bourbon County winning grand champion.