Clyde Ratliff, Former Clay Bus Driver, Passes

PORTSMOUTH - Clyde Ratliff, 88, of Portsmouth, passed away February 2, 2022, at his home. He was born January 23, 1934, to the late James and Goldie Mae (Graham) Ratliff in Louisa, KY. He worked at Empire Detroit Steel until it closed; he then worked as a bus driver for the Clay Local Schools and maintenance for Buckeye Towers in New Boston. Clyde loved to buy, sell, and trade anything. He was an avid sports fan, especially of the UK Wildcats and Clay Panthers.

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Clay - Empowered District 2021

Congratulations to the CLAY LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT for earning EVERFI’s Empowered seal, awarded to fewer than 6% of the school districts across North America in 2021! The EVERFI Empowered Seal is a designation awarded to K-12 school districts that have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to whole-child education through the use of EVERFI’s comprehensive, evidence-informed digital programs in areas such as financial literacy, social-emotional learning, college & career readiness, STEM, and health & wellness.


Mr. Piguet Retirement


Mr. Tony Piguet will end his 38+ years in education at the conlcusion of the 2020-21 school year. 

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Clay High School's Commencement Exercises 2021


The Clay Local School District's 81st Commencement Exercises occurred at 3:00 PM on Sunday, May 30, 2021. The following forty-three (43) seniors participated in the ceremony:

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Charlotte Green, Former Clay Staff Member, Passes

Charlotte Green


Charlotte Ann (Stephens) Green, 73 of Portsmouth went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the Rosemount Pavilion.  She was born October 30, 1946 in Portsmouth to the late Elmer and Ruby Bond Stephens.  Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Rose Mullins.

She was a 1964 graduate of Portsmouth West High School, received her Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University, and later received her Master’s Degree from Bowling Green University.  She retired from Clay School District as a teacher. She had a passion for teaching and for the children she taught. She loved attending several churches around the area and was a member of OEA and NEA.

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