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For Highlands football players, crucial teamwork happens off-field with annual Spring Clean

April 21, 2016 by WCPO

WCPOFORT THOMAS, Ky. -- Last week, former Highlands High School football coach Dale Mueller received a letter from a teenage boy in Bangladesh named Raju Roy. The two correspond regularly. It's a pen pal friendship that started several years ago after ...

Fort Thomas teen hopes to lead his hometown someday

December 29, 2015 by WCPO

WCPOFORT THOMAS, Ky. — Since 18-year-old Highlands High School junior Sam Shelton was young, he's wanted to be mayor of Fort Thomas. Recently, while sitting in one of his favorite classes, his United States history teacher, Jason Harnish, said that ...

Fort Thomas Schools turns to next big renovation: Moyer Elementary

December 27, 2015 by WCPO

WCPOAs a 10-year renovation project nears completion, another is starting in the Fort Thomas Independent School District. A new gymnasium, which is expected to be completed in January, marks the fourth and final phase of a renovations at Highlands High ...

Fort Thomas is a city of parks 'by design'

September 14, 2015 by

Cincinnati.comHighlands High School player Haley Coffee now practices shagging fly balls without having to look down at Winkler Fields across from Woodfill Elementary School. ... Something people may not realize is the six-acre Fort Thomas Soccer Complex off Ky.

Former Highlands High School prom king sentenced for calling in school bomb threats

February 4, 2015 by WCPO

WCPOFORT THOMAS, Ky. – A former Highlands High School prom king was sentenced to serve six months in prison Wednesday after calling in at least six bomb threats to the school. Tyler Swope, 21, faced up to a decade in prison for charges of terroristic ...

UK's Towles lends help to U of L coach's nephew

October 24, 2014 by The Courier-Journal

The Courier-JournalBrady, a freshman at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, Ky., was diagnosed in May with leukemia. He's a nephew of U of L women's basketball coach Jeff Walz, whose team Brady roots for with a passion. Brady's friend and former math tutor is UK ...

Highlands celebrates 100 years of championship-caliber football

September 20, 2014 by WCPO

WCPOFORT THOMAS, Ky. - There've been plenty of memorable nights in the history of the storied Highlands High School football program but Saturday was a little extra special. Past and present members of the program celebrated 100 years of Bluebirds football ...

A breach of trust: Teachers having sex with students

August 16, 2014 by USA TODAY

USA TODAY... A previous version of this story misidentified the location of Highlands High. It is in Fort Thomas, Ky. CINCINNATI — Dianna Sheely was shocked last year when she heard that a teacher at Colerain High, the same district where her children go to ...

Community mourns death of Ft. Thomas crash victim

May 15, 2014 by WLWT Cincinnati

WLWT CincinnatiNow his teachers are remembering the valedictorian that graduated Highlands High School three years ago. "As a school we grieve; very difficult day here at Highlands," Principal Brian Robinson said. Robinson said Runyan went to Wake Forest and finished ...

Magazine lists Highlands High School among US best

April 24, 2014 by

Cincinnati.comFORT THOMASHighlands High School has been named one of the top 500 public high schools in the U.S. and the third best in Kentucky by the "2014 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools" rankings. Highlands was one of five public high schools in ...

Andrea Connors, former Ky. high school teacher, going to jail for sex with student

August 9, 2012 by CBS News

CBS NewsProsecutors said the former high school business teacher had sex with the boy multiple times, inside and outside of her classroom at Highlands High School. During Connors' hearing Wednesday morning, her attorney Rob Dziech said she suffers from ...

Collinsworth named Air Force National High School Football Player of the Week

October 19, 2009 by MaxPreps

MaxPrepsCollinsworth, the son of former Cincinnati Bengals star receiver Cris Collinsworth, also caught one pass for 8 yards and returned two punts for 27 yards. Highlands, which stayed unbeaten at 8-0 overall and 2-0 in 5A District 5 play, hosts Scott ...

Cannon Banned At Football Games After Man Injured

May 15, 2009 by WBKO

FORT THOMAS, Ky. (AP) -- A cannon that has fired with each football touchdown the home team scored at a northern Kentucky high school has been silenced. The Fort Thomas School Board this week unanimously banned explosives and ceremonial weapons from ...

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