• Williamstown Head Start/Preschool Star Student

    Amarian Miller
    Amariah Miller is the Williamstown Head Start/Preschool primary student of the Week. She is is Pam Mullins  preschool class.
    “Amariah helps her teachers and her friends do jobs in the class and always comes in with a big smile.”
    Favorite thing about school: play time.
    Favorite book: Cat in the Hat.



    A celebration years in the making took place Sept. 18 as Grant County Schools dedicated its new Career and Technology Center.

    In August, the district opened the $10 million facility at Grant County High School, featuring 12 new classrooms/labs that will house seven new career and tech programs.

    New programs offered at the center include pre-engineering, bio-medical, information technology, health sciences, automotive technology, electric technology and welding technology.

  • Williamstown changes food service

    Parents of Williamstown Jr./Sr. High students now can see what their students have for lunch everyday.

    One of several recent food service changes allows parents to sign into the Parent Portal section of the website at www.williamstown.kyschools.us and click on the Food Service tab to see what their child is eating and how much money is left in their child’s account.

    “It’s a great advantage,” said Stephanie Caldwell, district food service director. “I wish we would have had it years ago.”

  • Strike up the band! Grant County Marching Band earns Grand Reserve Champion title

    The weather was perfect in Richmond, as nine marching band took to the field at the Madison Central Tournament of Bands on Sept. 17. For the first time this season, Grant County went head to head against another 4A band in preliminary competition. While the band didn’t capture the captions for percussion and guard in the preliminary round against John Hardin, they did win first in their class.  

  • 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.