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  • Gold Star opens in Crittenden


    Name of Business: Gold Star Chili
    Address: 355 Violet Rd., Crittenden
    Owners: Cindy and Rami Nwaisser
    A Chance To Win: During its first month, Gold Star Chili Crittenden will enter any customer that registers for its eClub into a drawing to win free 3-Ways for one year. Customers can register for the contest at the restaurant or online at www.goldstarchili.com.


    The Ark Encounter expects  to get the OK from Frankfort on tax incentives through the Kentucky Tourism Development Act today, May 19.

    Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner said the project was on the state tourism cabinet’s agenda for 1 p.m.

    “Basically the consulting firm will present their findings, which agree with the state’s assessment that it does meet all the guidelines and then they’ll officially approve it,” Skinner said.

  • IDA will take over tourism’s administrative duties

    The Industrial Development Authority will now be handling administrative duties for the Grant County Tourist and Convention Commission.

    The two sides finally came to an agreement April 26 after the proposed partnership had been discussed during several meetings.

    The move, which is expected to save the commission $10,000 annually, came after the commission voted in February to dissolve the position of director, relieving Judy Mullins of her duties.

  • Ark story can only be found here

    “The Ark Encounter is going to be a tremendous boom for everyone,” Mike Zovath, senior vice president of Answers in Genesis, told more than 300 Grant County residents in attendance at the annual chamber banquet on April 30.

    He was the guest speaker during the banquet, which featured a Noah’s Ark theme and is held annually to honor award recipients.

    Award recipients included: Tabatha Fryman, Grant Countian of the Year; Dave Brockman, Excellence in Business; Heleen Geisbers, Excellence in Education and Jack Eckler, Volunteer of the Year.

  • Howe wins 100% Club Award 2010

    Monica Howe has won the prestigious RE/MAX 100% Club Award for 2010. This award is based on volume of transactions sold during 2010.“Earning this award is particularly impressive given the market we are currently in,” said Kent Dailey, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Affiliates in Florence.“Since joining RE/MAX Affiliates in 2008, Monica has consistently been a top performer, earning the Executive Club award in 2008 and 2009.”  


    The Grant County News spotlights a business each month in their Business Matters section. If you’d like your business featured call 859-824-3343 or go to www.grantky.com and submit your information to the news department.

  • Where’s the beef? At Michael’s Steakhouse

    Michael Scroggins worked for Wal-Mart for 20 years, but he really wanted to own his own restaurant.

    On April 6, his dream became reality when he opened Michael’s Steakhouse in Williamstown.

    The county’s newest restaurant features hand-cut fresh steaks cooked to order.

    “We wanted to open a restaurant in Williamstown and keep the prices reasonable,” said Scroggins.

    Neither Michael nor his wife, Becky, had owned a restaurant before.

    Michael said the first couple of days were a “learning curve for all of them.”

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