McCracken County High School opens doors to students
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. - This morning, students who were once Reidland Greyhounds, Heath Pirates or Lone Oak Purple Flash are coming together as McCracken County Mustangs.
It's the first day of school for students in the McCracken County School District, which means the first day high schoolers will head to their new school.
McCracken County High School has been a long time coming. In December 2008, the county was approved to consolidate the three high schools into one.
Groundbreaking for the new campus took place in June 2010, but when the bids came in, they were over budget and the move-in date was delayed by a full year. This past May, the upcoming senior class got their first look at the new school.
Today, 1,900 students will stuff their new lockers full of books, eat in the brand new cafeteria and learn in new classrooms.
Local 6's Marissa Hollowed went to McCracken County High School for the grand opening. Check out the video for more.