Today's News

  • 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.

  • Garden keeps Miss Della’s memory growing

    Della Jones would be grinning from ear to ear to know that her memory is kept alive at a memorial garden tended by children at the Williamstown United Methodist Church “In The Beginning” Preschool.

    The garden began three years ago as a way to honor Miss Della, who died on July 14, 2009 at the age of 106. She was born in Grant County and attended Williamstown Elementary school for black children before moving in with an aunt in Cincinnati to attend high school.

  • Thayer: Schools need later start date

    As students head back to class this week, a local legislator hopes to extend the summer in the future.
    Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, and Sen. Chris Girdler, R-Somerset, have announced plans to file Senate Bill 129 for the 2016 legislative session.
    SB 129 is a measure that would prevent schools from starting earlier than the first Monday closest to Aug. 26, granting local control to school boards should they choose to start classes before Labor Day.

  • Preaching God’s chosen method

    For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.  A lost man looks at preaching as if it is foolish. “Why would anyone subject themselves to a man standing behind a pulpit screaming at them as if he is angry?”  One person asked me.  When you believe the bible then you understand that it pleases God to save the lost by the foolishness of preaching.  


    (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 David Osborne cited Denise J. Avery, 54, of Williamstown, with expired registration plates, expired registration receipt, failure to produce insurance card and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, at 2:45 p.m. Aug. 3 on Broadway.

  • Poole recognized for 40 years in business

    Roberta Poole, co-owner of Tony’s Hair Care located at 121 N. Main Street, was recognized for her 40th anniversary of being a businesswoman in Williamstown.

  • Stand firm in Jesus name!

    My oh my, how wicked the times have become! Without getting too far in depth I am sure everyone knows what I speak of. As Christians, we should not be surprised by all the wickedness because, we more than anyone should know that dark and trying times are at hand, even as prophesied in the Word of God.


    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers
    • Bible-believing with old-fashion hymns, preaching and spiritual songs, sound bible teaching and mission-minded.
    • Saturdays at 6 p.m. at the Dry Ridge Comfort Inn conference room located at 1050 Fashion Ridge Rd. in Dry Ridge.

  • FCCLA National Leadership conference draws record

    FCCLA National Leadership Conference Draws Record
    Number of Youth Leaders from Across the Country

    More than 8,000 students and advisers to converged for inspiration, training and opportunities to make a difference locally and across the country.

    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) brought more than 8,000 of its student leaders, members and advisers to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. recently to participate in its National Leadership Conference.