McCracken County High School

1:04 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

McCracken County Schools Asks Parents to Pay Off Nearly $32,000 in Lunch Charges


The McCracken County School District is asking parents to help reduce $31,986 in unpaid cafeteria bills.

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5:02 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

McCracken HS Band to Play at Kentucky Derby Festival's Pegasus Parade

McCracken County High School’s marching band is gearing up to play at the Kentucky Derby Festival’s annual Pegasus Parade Thursday.

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4:01 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Newberry Switches to Independent for Third Run at Office

Credit McCracken Fiscal Court

McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry is running for a third term, and will do so as an independent.

Newberry was a Democrat and says he has considered the party switch since 2010. He says county level officials should be nonpartisan. Newberry's party switch, at present, allows him to avoid a primary race against Democrat Jeff Hines.

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11:44 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Carson Myre Series: Paducah Symphony Youth Orchestra & Sinfonia Holiday Concert

Credit King Sound Studio,

Welcome to The Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation’s Youth and Ensemble Music Performance Series with WKMS. Today, we’ll hear the holiday concert by the Paducah Symphony Youth Orchestra and Sinfonia Preparatory Orchestra. Steve Schaffner conducts the PSYO, Patty Story conducts Sinfonia. King Sound Studio is our recording engineer. This concert was held on December 15, 2013 at the C-Plant Performing Arts Center in McCracken County High School and was sponsored by Lourdes and Independence Bank.

Sinfonia Song List:

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12:15 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Highlights from the McCracken Co. High School Band Autumn Concert

Welcome to The Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation’s Youth and Ensemble Music Performance Series with WKMS. We’re delighted you’ve joined us for this new series. Today, we feature highlights from the McCracken County High School Band’s Autumn Concert.  This concert was recorded on November 11, 2013 at the C-Plant Performing Arts Center, and features original compositions from Kentucky native Jason Thompson.

Steven Page is McCracken County High School Band Director, Kelley Ray is Assistant Director. Todd Birdsong is our recording engineer.

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McCracken County High School
7:49 am
Mon November 11, 2013

McCracken County Football Living Up to Expectations

The McCracken County High School Mustangs are living up to the expectations of being a power house school, after the consolidation of three local schools.
Credit John Paul Henry

McCracken County High School football is living up to the expectations of the newly consolidated school, crushing almost all of their opponents in lopsided blowouts. 

And after the first round playoff pummeling of Boone County last week, the Mustangs will face, easily one of the toughest opponents yet, the 11-1 Central Hardin County High School. 

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12:31 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Traffic Backs Up Outside New McCracken High School


The new consolidated McCracken County High School had its first day of classes today and, as sheriff deputies expected, there was a high volume of traffic on the roads.  Six McCracken County sheriff deputies were stationed outside the school this morning dealing with traffic back-ups as more than 1,500 students arrived.  Sheriff Jon Hayden said there were officials from the Kentucky Department of Highways monitoring traffic flow and looking into alternate solutions.

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3:26 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

McCracken Co. Schools Superintendent on the New High School


Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Nancy Waldrop, Superintendent of the McCracken County Schools, about the new McCracken County High School. They talk about what qualities make the new school a "landmark" school regionally and nationally, the instructional design known as "small learning communities," and how the small-school intimacy of the previously separated high schools is being preserved in the much larger, consolidated school. Click here for more about the new high school.

4:17 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

'An Evening of Excellence' with Ray Lewis at MCHS

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Two-time NFL Defensive Player of the year and 12 time Pro Bowler Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens headlines “An Evening of Excellence” at the new McCracken County High School August 17. MCHS Football Coach Jack Haskins Kate Lochte more about it during Sounds Good. Lewis is involved in charitable activities, including his own Ray Lewis 52 Foundation, providing personal and economic assistance to disadvantaged youth. Click here for information on how to attend.

7:22 am
Fri July 12, 2013

McCracken County High School Opens

McCracken County Public Schools held a ceremonial ribbon cutting for its new high school Thursday.

After seven years of planning and two and a half years of construction, public school superintendent Nancy Waldrop revealed McCracken County High School to the public and discussed some of the school’s priorities.

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