Smoke Signals

About Us

George Rogers Clark’s Smoke Signals newspaper first began as a tradition of excellence in 1958 as the official publication of Winchester High School in Clark County, Kentucky. The paper derived its name from the school mascot, the Shawnees.

When Winchester High School and Clark County High School merged to form George Rogers Clark High School in 1963, the students elected to keep the Smoke Signals name and preserve its tradition.

For 60 years, with only a short hiatus for a few years in the early 2000s, the staff’s goal has been to “educate, entertain, and engage” the high school student body of Winchester through print, video, and now, website and social media platforms.

Since then, the paper has won numerous state awards, including three state championships its class in 2010 2013 and 2017. The paper was third runner-up in 2014 and runner-up in 2016.

Several staff members have gone on to make careers in journalism and communications and today are writing, photographing and reporting at newspapers and television networks across the state and beyond.

The official website for GRC’s newspaper, launched in 2016, sets out to reach the masses throughout the Winchester area. We encourage you to leave comments and share the website with others so we can continue to tell your story.



This site is affiliated with the GRC Smoke Signals newspaper and media staff and any opinions expressed through articles on the site are those of the student journalists and not of George Rogers Clark High School. Please direct website questions to [email protected]

The student news site of George Rogers Clark High School
About Us