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WCHS Vo-Ag program will avoid cuts after Croley delays retirement

The ongoing controversy over whether the Whitley County High School agriculture program will be reduced in order to make way for an industrial maintenance career pathway for students appears to have ended. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get...
Posted On 24 Apr 2019

WCHS AG supporters come out to protest proposed program cuts

Dozens of people gathered in front of the old Whitley County Courthouse late Thursday afternoon many of whom were carrying signs saying, “We Support FFA” or “We Support Ag.” Many sported or held up blue shirts with the words “Support Whitley County FFA #WCFFAPROUD.” Read this...
Posted On 19 Apr 2019

WCHS Culinary Arts Program named to 2019 Elite 50

For the fourth consecutive year, the Whitley County High School Culinary Arts Program has been named to the 2019 Elite 50, an annual selection of the top 50 secondary school hospitality programs in the nation. “We are again honored to be one of the Elite 50 hospitality programs...
Posted On 27 Mar 2019

Industrial Maintenance Pathway could bring Vo-Ag changes to WCHS

What skills can our local high school students learn today that will give them a leg up on finding good, high-paying jobs in the future? What skill sets do local industries need students to learn so that their future workforce needs will be met? One of the answers Whitley County...
Posted On 06 Mar 2019

WCHS moving graduation ceremony to The Arena in Corbin

If you’re dreading the thought of having to cram into a hot packed Whitley County Middle School Gym in late May or early June to see high school seniors graduate, or worse having to go into the middle school cafeteria to watch it on television because there isn’t enough room for...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019

Whitley County gets first look at new Head Football Coach Jep Irwin

Whitley County Colonel County had its first opportunity to size up new Head Football Coach Jep Irwin Friday night during a meet-and-greet at the high school. Irwin is very familiar with high school football in the area, having previously coached South Laurel, before moving to...

Whitley, Hancock County students chosen for pilot two-year IT apprenticeship program

Instead of flipping burgers at a fast food restaurant and making minimum wage, Whitley County High School juniors Morgan McKiddy, Blake McCullah and Conner Wilson along with Hancock County High School junior Casey Baize have a different part-time job and will be learning a trade...
Posted On 05 Dec 2018

Local students participate in Paid Apprentice Program

Whitley County High School students Samuel “Blake” McCullah, Connor Wilson, and Morgan Mckiddy were honored by EWDC Deputy Secretary Josh Benton for their participation in the Dataseam IT Support Specialist Apprenticeship Program. The Dataseam IT Support Specialist Apprenticeship...

WCHS hosting free community Thanksgiving meal Nov. 21

Local residents will have the chance to enjoy a free Thanksgiving meal next Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Whitley County High School thanks to the efforts of several volunteers. “We have four foundational principles we operate by here. The fourth one of those...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018

Benefit concert, 5K planned for Whitley senior battling cancer

A Whitley County High School Senior is fighting for his life and family, friends and the community are hosting multiple events to support him and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital where he is undergoing treatment. Jared Wilson was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in late...