Hancock County

Grimm fulfills promise, breaks ground on grandparents' home

Michael Grimm, with his fiancee, Lucie Zolcerova, was joined by his grandparents Laura and Thomas Butters, broke ground this afternoon on a quarter-acre lot in Diamondhead that will be the Butters' future home.

Grimm, who won "America's Got Talent," promised to build his grandparents a home in Hancock County to replace the one they lost in Hurricane Katrina if he won the talent competition and the $1 million first prize.

The groundbreaking fulfilled the promise and the Butters expect to be in their new home by July.

Grimm is flying to L.A. to tape a segment on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to air Thursday that will promote his self-titled album on Epic Records due May 17.

Read more about this in Tuesday's Sun Herald.