June 28, 2011
Two members of the staff of Smoke Signals, George Rogers Clark High School’s student newspaper, won first place awards in the 2011 Kentucky High School Journalism Association newspaper contest. Christian Puckett won first place for Best Illustration, and Shelby Detring won first place for Best Editorial Writing. Puckett is the paper’s artistic director and Detring is a chief editor. Both are GRC juniors. The awards came in Class 4A, which includes newspapers from the state’s largest high schools.
August 12, 2008
Staff members of the George Rogers Clark High School student newspaper, Smoke Signals, have been painting their new classroom in preparation for the opening day of classes. Brandon Thomas, left, top photo, and sports editor Brad Stephens tape a broken paint roller handle together to continue working. GRC senior Madison Roe, right photo, one of the paper's editors, painted a wall in the rear of the classroom white. Clark County students return to class on Thursday.
April 15, 2008
When a friend sent her a text message about a new MTV reality show profiling a high school newspaper staff, Emily Hyden said she was surprised. "I didn't think MTV would go out on a limb like that," said Hyden, a senior at George Rogers Clark High School and one of the editors in chief of Smoke Signals, the school's student-run newspaper. The show, which premiered Monday night, follows seven students as they produce The Circuit at Cypress Bay High School in Weston, Fla. The first episode centered on the battle to become the newspaper's editor in chief - and in true reality show form, skewed toward the dramatic.
March 11, 2011
March 12, 1960 The State Department of Highways announced today that bids will be received March 31 on two sections of the new East Kentucky Toll Road (Winchester to Campton, to Whitesburg and Pikeville). The sections are in Clark and Powell Counties. The first is in Clark County for a 4.3-mile stretch from I-64 southeast. The second is from a point near Rosslyn, Powell County, east 3.6 miles to a point east of Bowen. Smoke Signals, Clark County High School student newspaper, was awarded its second excellence rating Friday at the University of Kentucky’s press clinic.
November 24, 2009
Nov. 24, 1984 Chairpersons for the Future Business Leaders of America Chapter at George Rogers Clark High School recently were selected. They are Jenny Rogers, publicity; Michelle Gullett, ways and means; Jennifer Wilson, scrapbook; Melissa Crawford, social; Chari Beth Rose, membership; Cathi Jennings, Smoke Signals; and Heather Vance, Lynn Grant and Cindy Patton, programs. The women of the First Church of God, East Hickman Street, will have their annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday, Dec. 1 in the fellowship hall at the church.
September 27, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Eades will observe their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday at the Highland Baptist Church, Shelbyville. Mr. and Mrs. Eades were married Oct. 4, 1937, in Richmond. Mr. Eades, formerly of Winchester, is the son of the late Charles and Minnie Shearer Eades. The reception is open to all friends and relatives. Chairpersons responsible for the organization and progress of their committees recently were elected by the George Rogers Clark High School Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America.
March 24, 2012
Brent Stephens likes to talk sports any time and any place. Stephens, a senior at George Rogers Clark High School and sports editor of the school newspaper, Smoke Signals, decided to take his thoughts beyond print and on the information super highway. Stephens, along with Bryce Stephens, Austin Curtis, Hunter Osborne, Luke Sharrock and Ian Rowe, produce the GRC¿Sports Show on a weekly basis. The show is an offshoot of the school's journalism class and they use class time to put the show together.
August 16, 2011
Kayla Harrison GRC Kayla is an active member of Junior Advisory, National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Embracing Global Obligations, First Priority and Beta Club. She has played on the varsity tennis team since eighth grade and on the varsity golf team since 10th grade. This year she was chosen as vice president of FCA, as well as advertising manager for the school newspaper, Smoke Signals, and editor of the student-led district newspaper, The Connection.
July 28, 2009
Rachel Everman Rachel is dedicated to her school, church and community. She is the arts and entertainment editor for her school newspaper, Smoke Signals. She has, in the past, participated in her school colorguard, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Drama Club. She also participates in the various productions at GRC. At her church, she is involved in a leadership group called AIRO, and teaches a Sunday school class for high school and middle school girls. She has volunteered in several locations around Winchester and out of state.