Local News

  • CMZ staff preps for school with Olympics
  • WMS/WHS moves to Late Start Mondays

    Williamstown Jr./Sr. High students will get a 35-minute late start on most Mondays this school year.
    The school board approved Late Start Mondays during the Aug. 10 regular meeting, days before school began on Aug. 13.
    The middle and high schools usually start at 7:55 a.m., however on the designated Mondays, classes will not begin until 8:30 a.m.
    From 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on those Mondays, teachers will meet in Professional Learning Communities, departments or in faculty meetings.

  • Ride Against Addiction to hit road Sept. 12

    April Swope hopes to help break the chains of addiction by raising money to fight the heroin epidemic.
    “’Breaking the Chains of Addiction’ is our motto and that means ending this epidemic our communities have been devastated by the past few years,” the Dry Ridge resident said. “We believe that the only way we are going to stop the deadly statistics, is to educate and treat the disease of addiction.”
    Swope is one of the organizers of the second annual Northern Kentucky Ride Against Addiction.

  • First Faces
  • Religion versus relationship

    A Do or done proposal.
    When we think of religion today, there are many various so called religions of the world, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, etc. However there is only one ‘religion’ defined by the world that has a central figure who was raised from the dead, Jesus Christ.


    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)
    Officer K.J. Little charged Leeland L. Caldwell, 29, of Williamstown, with public intoxication-controlled substance (excludes alcohol), possession of a controlled substance first degree first offense, heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia, at 5:48 p.m. Aug. 11 on Broadway Street. Caldwell was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Extension office offers classes for all ages

    The Extension Office is offering a variety of classes. All meetings are located at 105 Baton Rouge Road, Williamstown.
    • Sept. 12 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Basket Class: You’ll be making the reverse spiral market basket.  Supply cost is $45, which must be paid in advance to reserve a spot. There is also a small list of common items you will need to bring in order to complete the basket. Call 824-3355 for more information.  Deadline to register is Sept. 1.

  • GCSO, WPD host golf scramble

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office and Williamstown Police Department will host the 15th annual golf scramble at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 21 at Eagle Creek Country Club. Entry fee is $240 per team. Mulligan is $5 and format is a four-man team.
    All proceeds will go to the Grant County Sheriffs’ Office and Williamstown Police Departments Shop with a Cop fund. This fund allows the agencies to take under-privileged children Christmas shopping that otherwise may not be able to do so.

  • Assault suspect pleads guilty; faces 15 years

    A 43-year-old Union man faces 15 years in prison after pleading guilty of assaulting several people in a Crittenden home, including several with special needs.
    Eric Unthank agreed to a plea deal Aug. 5 in Grant Circuit Court in connection with a Dec. 17, 2014, incident that left victims bloody and beaten.
    In exchange for pleading guilty to first-degree burglary and first- and second-degree assault, Unthank will receive 15 years in prison and a $1,000 fine. He must complete 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole.

  • Paddle Williamstown floats into town Aug. 29

    Whether by canoe, kayak or now stand-up paddleboards, people will once again be able to Paddle Williamstown on Aug. 29.
    The fifth annual event, sponsored by the City of Williamstown, will take place from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Williamstown Lake.
    Powerboat and jet ski traffic on Williamstown Lake will be restricted during the event as paddlers explore the nearly 350 acres of water.
    Registration deadline for Paddle Williamstown is Monday, Aug. 17.  
    No rental or race registrations can be made after this date.