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  • 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.”  

  • SHEAR SENSATION OPENS IN MASON

    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.”

  • Hospital Happenings
  • UNEMPLOYED AND FACING FORECLOSURE? FREE UBP PROGRAM IS BEING OFFERED APRIL 19

    If you’re umemployed and in danger of losing your home, you may be eligible for up to $20,000 in loans through the Kentucky Unemployment Bridge Program (UPB).

    To be eligible, the homeowner must have experienced a job loss or reduction in income due to changing economic conditions, through no fault of their own and demonstrate a need for assistance.

    In order to assist Grant County homeowners facing foreclosure, the Brighton Center will sponsor a workshop from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on April 19 at the Grant County Public Library in Williamstown.

  • SKIN DEEP

    In the 1960s, tattooing was considered anti-social, but by the 1990s it was a trendy fashion statement. Today tattoos on rock stars, professional sports figures and even Christian rock musicians are commonplace.

    Daryl Anness has had a broad spectrum of careers, from welder to certified nurse’s assistant, but none more colorful than his current one as proprietor of Jadloc Tattooing.

    “It’s a passion,” Anness says. “ I love it.” I started out getting tattoos when I was 17.”

  • GCHS To Hold FFA Banquet April 20

    The Grant County High School Future Farmers of America will hold a banquet for members and their families at 6 p.m. April 20 in the high school auditorium. Dinner will be provided by Buetels. New officers will be installed. Students are free and nonmembers will cost $3. Reservations and payment must be received by Richard Gater, the agriculture teacher,  by April 12.
     

  • Farmers file lawsuit

    Thomas Leach has raised tobacco since he was 12 years old.

    But, the 41-year-old Dry Ridge resident said last year’s crop was his last.

    Leach and Larry O’Neill of Dry Ridge have joined farmers Jerry Feagan and Steve Lang of Cynthiana in a breach of contract class-action lawsuit against a tobacco company.

    The Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati law firm of Strauss & Troy filed the lawsuit in Harrison County on behalf of a number of Kentucky tobacco farmers against Universal Corporation, also known as Universal Leaf North America (ULNA).

  • It's a "small world" at St. Elizabeth