Local News

  • Lady Braves fall 2-1 to Villa Madonna
  • Lady Demons fall to Walton in volleyball opener

    The Williamstown Lady Demons fell in straight sets at Walton Verona in the opener to their volleyball season on Aug. 17.

    Williamstown found it difficult to get on a consistent groove and could not muster enough strength against a strong looking Walton squad.

    In the first set, Walton quickly jumped out to an eight-point lead and it was a challenge for the Lady Demons to try and stop the Lady  Cats’ momentum.

    Williamstown fell in the first set by a score of 25 -8.

  • Lady Braves finish fifth at Grant Invitational

    The Lady Braves golf team hosted the Heritage Bank Grant County Invitational golf tournament on Aug. 4, at the Eagle Creek Country Club.  

    There were 12 teams and eight individuals that participated in the event.  Grant County finished fifth overall.  
    Coach Marcus Camacho is pleased with the play of his young squad.

    He knows that it is a long season with lots of tournament play ahead and he hopes that the girls will continue to improve their game.  

  • 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.